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Consumers Could See Lower MPG Ratings for 2008 Model Vehicles
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Consumers may be in for a different kind of sticker shock starting with 2008 model cars, trucks and SUVs.

U.S. Says Industry Key to Six-Nation Climate Pact
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - James Regan, Reuters

The United States hopes a meeting of some of the world's biggest polluting nations and industries in Sydney from Wednesday will agree a "common strategy" to reduce global warming by identifying industry-specific energy reforms.

Whole Foods Commits to Renewable Energy
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Steve Quinn, Associated Press

Natural-food grocer Whole Foods Market Inc. said Tuesday it will rely on wind energy for all of its electricity needs, making it the largest corporate user of renewable energy in the United States.

U.N. Welcomes U.S Led Partnership on Climate Change
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Corder, Associated Press

A U.S.-led partnership to combat global warming through cleaner energy technologies is the latest sign that the debate is shifting away from caps on emissions of greenhouse gases and toward voluntary measures.

Louisiana Delegation Heading to Netherlands
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

Leaders from Louisiana left Monday for the Netherlands to study the flood control systems protecting a nation much farther below sea-level than New Orleans.

Energy Department Will Wait to Ship Nuclear Waste to Washington Site
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

The federal government will halt its quest to ship hazardous waste to the nation's most contaminated nuclear site until a new environmental review is done, the U.S. Energy Department announced Monday.

On Beyond Organic: Farming in the City
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

For the low-income urban farmers of South Central Los Angeles, creating a 14-acre community garden has been a life changing opportunity.

China Adds Pollution to List of Exports
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison, Reuters

The country's leaders are only starting to grapple with the political fall-out at home after years of pursuing economic expansion at almost any price.

NAFTA Panel Finds Mexico Slow to Respond to Illicit Logging on Indian Lands
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Rogue loggers are taking advantage of slow-reacting authorities, mountainous terrain and even language barriers to clear-cut trees on Indian lands in northern Mexico.

Marine Water Invaders on Most Wanted List
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, Boston Globe

The sea slime alarm was sounded in 2002. Scientists discovered small, dense mats of a strange gooey creature on the ocean floor more than 100 miles offshore.

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