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Community and Trade
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

(By Steven J. Moss) “Cap and trade” has become the rallying cry for many environmentalists seeking a solution to global climate change. Under a cap and trade approach, which is already widely employed as part of traditional air quality programs, limits would be imposed on the amount of greenhouse gases a polluter can emit.

Yellow Dust Storm Hits Korean Peninsula
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A sand storm that covered homes and streets in the Chinese capital with a brownish-yellow dust has clogged the air over the Korean peninsula, weather officials said on Tuesday.

Endangered Sei Whale Ends Up in Baltimore
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Marine biologists were conducting a necropsy Tuesday on a 35-foot, 17,000-pound sei whale that apparently became attached to a container ship and was dragged into Baltimore's harbor.

Chinese Premier Warns of Environmental Toll
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that dust storms that whipped Beijing and northern China in recent days were a sharp reminder of the severity of the country's environmental problems.

WHO Says 9,300 Likely to Die from Chernobyl Effects, Greenpeace Says More than 90,000
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Mara D. Bellaby, Associated Press

The United Nations health agency said Tuesday that about 9,300 people are likely to die of cancers caused by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, while a report from Greenpeace put the potential toll 10 times higher.

Former Democratic Nominee Revs up Campaign -- on Global Warming
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Will Lester, Associated Press

Al Gore has a major campaign under way -- to change policies on global warming. The 2000 Democratic presidential nominee has hired longtime political associate Roy Neel to aid in his effort to raise awareness about global warming, a problem Gore calls "a planetary emergency."

Development Jockeys with Ecology on Shanghai Island
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Lao Yu has visions of a better life as the bulldozers rumble onto his rural island home where a new city will sprout up near marshes teeming with wildlife and wipe away cabbage and tomato fields.

EPA, BorgWarner to Jointly Develop Diesel Technology
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

As oil prices reached a record high Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and auto parts supplier BorgWarner Inc. announced a partnership to develop diesel technology with the goal of reducing dependence on foreign oil.

Scientists Find Strong Bacterial Glue
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A common bacteria that clings to the inside of water pipes stays in place with the strongest glue known to exist in nature, according to a team of scientists.

New Zealand Part of Diplomatic Bid to Stop Japan Controlling Whaling Body
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

New Zealand has joined Britain and Australia in a diplomatic bid to prevent Japan taking control of the International Whaling Commission, Prime Minister Helen Clark said Tuesday.

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