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Soaring Natural Gas Prices Spur Widespread Drilling
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press

Companies have been drilling natural gas wells at historic rates across much of the Appalachian Basin, an area that includes swathes of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.

Scientists Map Canyon Below Atlantic
September 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Gold, Associated Press

A four-year study using high-tech tools has produced maps of the Hudson Canyon that will allow scientists to study many things, including whether methane gas trapped in frozen sediment below the sea floor is escaping and exacerbating global warming.

Anger Mounts over Indonesia Mudflow
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hundreds of people rallied on Indonesia's Java island on Monday to protest against an unending flow of mud from an exploratory oil well with some pelting stones at police.

Don't Ditch Dams, World Bank Water Boss Says
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

Rich countries should not keep less developed ones poor by fashionable trends that oppose dams and water management infrastructure, a top World Bank water resources chief said on Monday.

Wind Power a Vexing Question for Vermont
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

For a state that normally prizes environmental initiatives, the debate over wind power poses a thorny dilemma. Eager to embrace clean energy but leery about spoiling views, some communities are putting up stiff opposition to plans for new wind projects.

Wolves Return to Eastern Germany as People Leave
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

A century after they were wiped out by hunters and a burgeoning population, wolves have returned to parts of eastern Germany as factories close down, businesses fail and people move out.

Climate Panel Lowers Global Warming Forecast, Report Says
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The world's top climate scientists are slightly less pessimistic in their latest forecasts for global warming over the next 100 years, the Australian newspaper reported on Saturday.

Evolution, Not Just Gluttony, Led to Obesity Pandemic
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Evolution and the environment, not just gluttony, has led to a global obesity pandemic, with an estimated 1.5 billion people overweight -- more than the number of undernourished people -- an obesity conference was told on Monday.

Brazil Unveils New Technology to Curb Logging
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Brazil's environment minister Friday unveiled an electronic registry for the transport and storage of all forestry products, which she said would help in the battle against illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest.

Crocodile Hunter Took Risks to Conserve Wildlife
September 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin cheated death many times as he stalked and played with some of the world's deadliest animals. But in the end the animal kingdom proved too dangerous.

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