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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.

Pakistan Investigates Killing of Rare Leopard
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Pakistani wildlife officials were on Thursday investigating the killing of a rare leopard by villagers who said they had to shoot the big cat because they were in fear of their lives.

New Orleans Sinking Faster than Thought
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Everyone has known New Orleans is a sinking city. Now new research suggests parts of the city are sinking even faster than many scientists imagined -- more than an inch a year.

At Season End, Future Dims for Gaza Harvest Project
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Luke Baker, Reuters

A grand farming plan that once symbolised the hope of Gaza's 1.4 million people after 38 years of occupation, is no more than piles of sweet peppers and strawberries rotting in the searing Gaza sun.

Whalers May Take Step to End Hunting Ban, Whaling Commissioner Says
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Whaling nations Japan, Norway and Iceland may take a step towards ending a 20-year moratorium on hunting at an international meeting in mid-June, Norway's top whaling official said on Thursday.

Treasury Nominee Brings New Views on Environment to Bush
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Henry Paulson may find the tightrope he'll be walking as President Bush's Treasury secretary will span a wider gulf than in his current twin jobs as chairman of Goldman Sachs and The Nature Conservancy.

U.S. Government Sees 'Smooth Transition' to Cleaner Diesel
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

U.S. oil refiners and fuel importers should not have problems meeting new federal clean air rules that kicked in on Thursday requiring a much lower sulfur content in diesel fuel, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

Emissions Grow, Temperatures Rise, Talks Advance as Globe Confronts Warming
June 2, 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.

Stick up for Chickens, U.S. Animal Activists Say
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Jill Serjeant, Reuters

Animal welfare groups are using the expected arrival of bird flu in the United States to step up long-running campaigns against large chicken and egg factory farms and persuade more Americans to stop eating meat.

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