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U.S. Greenhouse Operators Find Green Roof Niche
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alex Dominguez, Associated Press

A burgeoning U.S. market for "green roofs" has greenhouse owners cultivating plants that help keep out the summer heat and winter cold while also managing storm water runoff and absorbing carbon dioxide.

Ancient Southern Africa Tribe Battles to Avoid Eviction from Kalahari Reserve
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press

Efforts by Botswana's government to remove the last two ethnic Basarwa groups from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the latest chapter in a long history of dislocation and loss.

Warming Probably Not Killing Arizona Frogs
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Arizona researchers say that a fungal disease killing off frogs in the state probably isn't being triggered by global warming.

Research Site Full of Yellowstone Bison
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

A research site north of Yellowstone National Park has filled to capacity with young bison that will be used in studying whether brucellosis-free herds can be produced from quarantine.

How Green is My Wardrobe
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Asha Chowdary, The Times of India

It's easy to be careful about what we eat, but how about what we wear? The new buzzword in fashion circles is 'eco-chic.'

Rescuers Say Thames Whale's Death May Save Others
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Tim Castle, Reuters

Marine experts who failed to rescue a whale stranded in London's Thames River said on Sunday they hoped worldwide public interest in its fate would promote conservation of the endangered species.

Dams That Were Engineering Marvels 100 Years Ago Being Mothballed
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

A century ago, when engineers for the Portland General Electric were looking for places to harness rivers to supply growing demand for electricity, they found the Sandy River tumbling off the flanks of Mount Hood.

Survey Shows Inland Air Nation's Dirtiest
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - David Danelski, The Press-Enterprise

California's Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area has the nation's worst fine-particle air pollution, an environmental group has found in a survey intended to pressure the Bush administration to adopt a tougher standard for the toxic particles.

U.S. Indicts 11 Environmental, Animal Activists
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Eleven environmental and animal rights activists have been indicted in a series of attacks in the U.S. West on targets that included the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, the Justice Department said Friday.

Montana Governor's Vision for Coal Conversion Draws Attention
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Picture a plant that could convert coal from the state's rich reserves into cleaner-burning fuels, and do so while creating valuable jobs in rural Montana, but with very little pollution.

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