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Alabama, North Dakota Power Plants Agree to New Pollution Controls
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Power plant operators in Alabama and North Dakota have agreed to spend more than $300 million to reduce pollution and settle charges of Clean Air Act violations.

'Green' Roof Unveiled by U.S. Architect Group Showcases Global Trend
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Burkhardt, Associated Press

An architectural organization unveiled a new "green" roof for its own building Wednesday to showcase a trend toward environmentally-friendly technology.

Cape Cod Debates First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jason Szep, Reuters

A plan to build the the world largest offshore wind-power farm off Massachusetts is dividing residents of the Cape Cod resort region, in a debate involving million-dollar ocean views, migrating birds and soaring energy bills.

Healing Plants Found in Threatened Borneo Forest, WWF Says
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Plants thought to help treat or cure cancer, AIDS and malaria have been found in the rainforests of Borneo, a report from the Swiss-based global conservation group WWF said on Thursday.

Ford to Promote Green Investments to Consumers
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Poornima Gupta, Reuters

Ford Motor Co. said it will give consumers concerned about harmful greenhouse emissions an opportunity to invest in clean energy projects via a new Web Site that will calculate suggested investments based on the amount of carbon dioxide produced while driving.

California Seal Pups Beat Kids in Battle over Beach
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Sarah Tippit, Reuters

A school of about 200 harbor seals has emerged victorious in the battle between those who want to protect one of California's top seal-spotting places and those who cherish the "Children's Pool," a cove built 70 years ago to give tots a safe place to swim.

Say You’re Sorry
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Peter H. Gleick, the Pacific Institute

(By Peter H. Gleick) My kids deserve an apology from the global warming “skeptics.” For longer than my kids have been alive, these skeptics have intentionally muddied the climate change debate, confusing the public, misleading policymakers, and successfully delaying any meaningful action to develop solutions.

Wyoming Hopes to Create a Conservation Corps of Its Own, Although Idea Sparking Controversy
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Jennifer Byrd, Associated Press

The open space and snow-capped mountains of scenic Wyoming attract plenty of young volunteers to work outdoors in conservation programs. The problem is, most of them aren't coming from Wyoming.

Federal Judge Strikes Down U.S. Forest Service Rules on Public Comment
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

A federal judge struck down regulations that limited the public's ability to challenge U.S. Forest Service decisions on timber sales and other projects.

No Criminal Charges in Yucca E-Mail Controversy
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The U.S. attorney's office will not pursue criminal charges over allegations of paperwork fraud by government scientists on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada.

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