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Best Blooms for Valentine’s Day
February 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Joyce Newman, The Green Guide

In a few days many of us will send or receive flower for Valentine’s Day. But this year we have a new, more socially responsible choice when it comes to buying cut flowers.

Texas Town Rushes to Build a Pipeline before the Faucets Run Dry
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Angela K. Brown, Associated Press

Water is so precious in the little town of Bryson, Texas, that elementary school students have to wash their hands with pre-moistened wipes instead of turning on the restroom faucets.

Senate, White House at Odds over River Locks Funding
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Sam Hananel, Associated Press

More than 75 senators are demanding a vote on a river navigation project that faces resistance from the White House.

U.S. Evangelicals Urge Action on Global Warming
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Alan Eisner, Reuters

A group of 85 evangelical Christian leaders Wednesday backed legislation opposed by the White House to cut carbon dioxide emissions, kicking off a campaign to mobilize religious conservatives to combat global warming.

Less Snow in Rockies Slows Release of CO2 Emissions
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Rising temperatures and a decline in the amount of snow in the Rocky Mountains have slowed the release of carbon dioxide, the main gas blamed for global warming, from forest soil, researchers said on Wednesday.

Lawmaker Seeks Probe of Logging Study
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., called for an investigation into why federal funding was suspended for a study that goes against White House-supported legislation to speed up logging after wildfires in national forests.

Bush Budget Cuts Back on Energy Efficiency Programs
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Consumer and energy efficiency advocates are complaining that the president's budget, sent to Congress this week, cuts energy conservation programs -- including two the administration has touted repeatedly.

Alaska Looks for Image Makeover
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

It's known as The Last Frontier. But lately, Alaska is worried the rest of America sees it as the Freeloading Frontier.

NIH Launches Genetics Project Examining Environmental Influences on Disease
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

NIH is launching a major project to uncover genetic variations that make people vulnerable to some of the most common diseases, and then determine what in the environment -- pollution, behavior, diet -- pushes those people into full-blown illness.

Feds Move to Protect Polar Bears
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Amid concerns that global warming is melting away the icy habitats where polar bears live, the federal government is reviewing whether they should be considered a threatened species.

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