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Powell Says Wetlands, Levees Vital to Louisiana
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Building higher levees isn't the sole solution to protecting this city and the rest of low-lying south Louisiana from killer hurricanes, President Bush's adviser on Gulf Coast recovery said Thursday.

Japanese Ministry Shuts off Heating in Race to Meet Kyoto Target
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Japan's Environment Ministry turned off its heating this week, leaving staff unable to even make a cup of tea, in an effort to spur the country to meet its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an official said Thursday.

In Chile, Going for Gold Means Digging under Glaciers
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Eduardo Gallardo, Associated Press

As the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp. of Canada planned to relocate three huge ice fields to dig for gold high up on the spine of the Andes mountains.

ENN Weekly: February 20th - 24th
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news February 20th - 24th: Logging and landslides, cultured gorillas, a new coral reef, making the best of dog waste, and much more.

Steelworkers Lead Teflon Chemical Warnings
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Gary Gentile, Associated Press

A coalition including the United Steelworkers and several environmental groups is asking the state to list a chemical used in the production of Teflon and other products as a cancer-causing substance.

Greenland Starts Quota to Save Polar Bears
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Greenland's government on Wednesday introduced the ice-capped island's first hunting quota for polar bears, which scientists believe are threatened by the effects of global warming.

Natural Gas Pipeline from Alaska Won't Eliminate Long-Term Supply Challenges
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

A $25 billion pipeline carrying natural gas from Alaska to the lower 48 states would play an important role in satisfying the nation's long-term supply needs, but experts say it will not reverse America's rising dependence on imports.

Bottles Recycled for Fertilizer Line
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Sue Stock, News & Observer

That plastic Coke bottle you pitched into the trash could soon be back on a store shelf, filled with worm waste and ready to be sold a second time.

Urban Land Trusts -- A Guest Commentary
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

These days, hardly a dime is tossed towards systematically reclaiming urban eco-systems. With a majority of the world’s population soon to live in cities, it’s time to focus on recreating sustainable wilderness areas in our own backyards.

Sunflower Farmers Wait for More Research
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Dave Kolpack, Associated Press

Sunflower farmers say a German study looking into possible links between the plant and AIDS medicine may grab headlines, but they believe it's too early to increase production of the crop.

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