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Mexico's 'Green Wall' Preserves, Protects Rio Grande
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Mexico is creating an environmental reserve about 30 feet wide and 600 miles long on the Texas border, a "green wall" to protect the Rio Grande from the roads and staging areas that smugglers use to ferry drugs and migrants across the frontier.

Recovery of Lake Offers Hope for Acid Rain-Ravaged Region
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Esch, Associated Press

A crystalline Adirondack lake once held up as an example of a "dead" lake devastated by acid rain has now become a symbol of nature's ability to heal itself once pollutants are curbed.

Greenpeace Says Brazilian Internet User Urged Killing Priests, Activists
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Peter Muello, Associated Press

Greenpeace has accused a man of urging readers of a popular social networking Web site to kill two priests and environmental activists opposed to the destruction of the Amazon rain forest by soy plantations.

World's Key Deserts in Danger from Climate Change
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Far from being barren wastelands, the deserts that occupy one quarter of the earth's land surface could be key sources of food and power, the United Nations said on Monday.

Deal Reached on Columbia River Pollution Study
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Cominco Ltd. and U.S. environmental regulators said Friday they have struck deal in their cross-border fight over pollution in a Columbia River lake.

New Generation of 'Green' Activists at U.S. Colleges
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The new face of the U.S. environmental movement might well be Thomas Hand, who studied economics and auto repair at Vermont's Middlebury College, the better to refit cars to run on used vegetable oil instead of fossil fuel.

Environment Groups Lobby against U.S. Ice Highway across Antarctica
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An international coalition of environmental groups next week will lobby Antarctic Treaty nations to ask the United States to reconsider its 1,632-kilometer (1,020-mile) "ice highway" to the South Pole, constructed to bolster scientific study.

Globe Confronts Warming As Emissions Grow
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Britain and Sweden are on target for reducing global-warming gases, but other countries will have to toughen policies and rely on "carbon trading" to achieve their Kyoto Protocol goals by 2012, says a new U.N. report.

Ethanol Grabs Attention of White House, Wall Street, Automakers
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

A tractor trailer rig rumbles into the Tall Corn Ethanol plant. Corn pours from openings in its belly to bins underground, where conveyor belts and buckets haul it to gleaming steel silos rising 13 stories above the Iowa plains.

Is Corporate America Going Green?
June 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Scott Malone, Reuters

Corporate America, which once dismissed fears about global warming as unfounded, appears to be changing its mind, publicly acknowledging its influence on climate change and striving for a greener image.

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