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Baghdad Treatment Plant Pumps Plenty, but Can't Deliver
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Kim Gamel, Associated Press

After nearly three years and $45 million, a treatment plant in northern Baghdad is pumping enough drinking water for a quarter of Baghdad's people. But the trick is getting it to them because of losses to broken pipes and scavengers.

Tom Brokaw Joins the Battle against Global Warming
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - David Bauder, Associated Press

Tom Brokaw is giving Al Gore some company in the effort to raise awareness of global warming. The former NBC anchorman is host of "Global Warming: What You Need to Know," which doubles as an explainer and call to action for average Americans.

U.S. Farm Town Tries for All-Renewable Energy
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Ashley M. Heher, Associated Press

A farming hamlet in Reynolds, Indiana is aiming to generate its own electricity and gas, using everything from municipal trash to farm waste, hog manure and even town sewage.

New Act Could Ban Dangerous Pesticides
July 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Last week, a long-awaited (since 2002!) piece of federal legislation came into force - the Pest Control Products Act. It's a boring name for a vitally important tool to help protect farm workers, gardeners and other Canadians across the country from hazardous pesticides.

The Upside of Green Business
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Gene Zaleski, Times and Democrat

What provides jobs, serves the public and aims to conserve resources, prevent pollution and minimize waste? The answer: A green business.

Admiral Seeks Agreement Over Whales, Sonar
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

The Navy asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block a court order that prevents it from using active sonar during its war-game exercises off Hawaii, an environmental group said.

Climate Change Blamed for Western U.S. Wildfires
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Here's another thing to blame on climate change -- wildfires, those forest and grass fires that have threatened communities across the U.S. West, according to research published Thursday.

Fish Sold as 'Wild' May Have Come from the Farm
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Diane C. Lade, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Specialty foods with labels like "organic," "wild" and "free range" command top dollar. But here's a shocker: a lot of the fish sold as premium-priced "wild" salmon may have spent its entire life in a man-made pond down on the farm, a new report finds.

Overfishing Among Threats to Ecosystems
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Garry Mitchell, Associated Press

A study in a recent issue of the journal Science says damage to marine ecosystems has accelerated over the past 150-300 years with population growth, luxury resorts and homes and expanded industry.

Most Endangered Whale Gets Protection
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Thousands of square miles off Alaska have been designated as critical habitat for North Pacific right whales, considered the most endangered whale in the world.

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