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Democratic Senator Says He Will Block EPA Nominees over Lead Paint Questions
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Sen. Barack Obama said Friday he will block all of President Bush's nominees to key positions in the Environmental Protection Agency until it issues long-overdue regulations limiting people's exposure to lead paint from house remodeling.

New Turbine Design May Boost Wind Energy
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Recent howling winds have been like sweet music to one local company, which says its new vertical wind turbine is substantially more efficient than traditional propeller designs.

China's Biggest Desalination Plant Opens Amid Efforts To Ease Water Shortage
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's biggest seawater desalination plant has begun operation at a power station on its southeastern coast amid efforts to ease nationwide water shortages, a news report said Saturday.

Touch of Green Added to Building Materials
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Sharon Stangenes, Chicago Tribune

The EcoTimber, Marmoleum and Neil Kelly brands displayed at Greenmaker building-supply company in Chicago may not ring a bell with the general public, but for a growing number of homeowners the brands are a welcome alternative.

Arkansas Seeks to Sue Oklahoma over Rules about Rivers Tainted by Poultry Waste
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - James Jefferson, Associated Press

Arkansas asked the Supreme Court on Thursday for permission to sue Oklahoma, saying its neighbor is improperly trying to impose water standards across state lines.

Prince Charles Donates To Help Rebuild Mississippi
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles, whose passion for architecture won him a $25,000 prize Thursday, said he planned to donate the money to help rebuild communities in hurricane-ravaged Mississippi.

EU Seeks Talks, Not Targets at U.N. Climate Meeting
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A U.N. climate change summit is not expected to agree new targets for the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions when it convenes later this month in Canada, the European Union's environment chief said on Thursday.

Amazon Drought Relief Efforts Alleviate Danger, but Damage Could Be Long-Lasting
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paulo Winterstein, Associated Press

Relief efforts have eased the immediate anguish of the Amazon's worst drought in decades, but the damage done to the region's economy and health could linger for years, officials said Thursday.

Sea-Based Windmills Could Blunt Eyesore Criticisms
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A novel windmill floating on the high seas is likely to generate electricity from 2007 in a shift from land-based turbines often denounced as eyesores, Norwegian energy group Norsk Hydro said on Wednesday.

Illegal Logging Devours Honduran Forests, U.S. Group Says
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Gustavo Palencia, Reuters

Illegal logging driven by an underground timber trade that stretches from Central America to the United States and Europe is destroying the forests of Honduras, a U.S.-based environmental group said Thursday.

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