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Turkish Parliament Passes Law Enabling Stiffer Fines for Polluting Environment
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Turkey's parliament on Wednesday passed a law enabling authorities to issue stiffer fines for those who pollute the environment, including the dumping of toxic waste.

London's U.S. Diplomats Gradually Going Green
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

U.S. President George Bush may be unconvinced about the human contribution to global warming but his diplomats in Britain are going green with a vengeance to cut both costs and carbon emissions.

'Say You’re Sorry' -- A Guest Commentary
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Peter H. Gleick, the Pacific Institute

My kids deserve an apology from the global warming “skeptics.” For longer than my kids have been alive, these skeptics have intentionally muddied the climate change debate, confusing the public, misleading policymakers, and successfully delaying any meaningful action to develop solutions.

Malaysian PM Says Billions Lost to Environmental Degradation, Unchecked Logging
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Malaysia's prime minister said environmental degradation and unchecked logging have cost the country billions of ringgit (dollars), adding that rehabilitating natural resources in one of the world's most bio-diverse countries would be difficult.

Alabama, North Dakota Power Plants Agree to New Pollution Controls
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Power plant operators in Alabama and North Dakota have agreed to spend more than $300 million to reduce pollution and settle charges of Clean Air Act violations.

'Green' Roof Unveiled by U.S. Architect Group Showcases Global Trend
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Burkhardt, Associated Press

An architectural organization unveiled a new "green" roof for its own building Wednesday to showcase a trend toward environmentally-friendly technology.

Cape Cod Debates First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jason Szep, Reuters

A plan to build the the world largest offshore wind-power farm off Massachusetts is dividing residents of the Cape Cod resort region, in a debate involving million-dollar ocean views, migrating birds and soaring energy bills.

Healing Plants Found in Threatened Borneo Forest, WWF Says
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Plants thought to help treat or cure cancer, AIDS and malaria have been found in the rainforests of Borneo, a report from the Swiss-based global conservation group WWF said on Thursday.

Ford to Promote Green Investments to Consumers
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Poornima Gupta, Reuters

Ford Motor Co. said it will give consumers concerned about harmful greenhouse emissions an opportunity to invest in clean energy projects via a new Web Site that will calculate suggested investments based on the amount of carbon dioxide produced while driving.

California Seal Pups Beat Kids in Battle over Beach
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Sarah Tippit, Reuters

A school of about 200 harbor seals has emerged victorious in the battle between those who want to protect one of California's top seal-spotting places and those who cherish the "Children's Pool," a cove built 70 years ago to give tots a safe place to swim.

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