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Twelve States Oppose Bush Plan to Cut Companies' Burden on Reporting Pollution
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Gormley, Associated Press

Attorneys general in 12 states said Friday that the Bush administration's plan to ease rules on reporting legal toxin releases would compromise the public's right to know about possible health risks in their neighborhoods.

Nature Tourism Now Worth $1.5 Billion a Year to Southern Arizona
January 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Levi J. Long, Arizona Daily Star

As Tucson's $2.5 billion tourism engine revs up this month, the usual crowds of conventioneers and spa dwellers will make their way to Tucson and Southern Arizona. But another type of visitors -- "nature tourists" -- will also come to the region, plunk down their binoculars and bags in hotels and inns, and contribute nearly $1.5 billion to Arizona's growing nature tourism industry.

Greenpeace Activists Board Ex-French Warship Saying It's Carrying Toxic Waste to India
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Two Greenpeace activists boarded a decommissioned French warship Thursday to protest its departure for India for dismantling, saying it carries hundreds of tons of toxic waste.

The Power to Change... By Choosing the Coffee We Drink -- A Guest Commentary
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Gordon Feller, Urban Age Institute

Like petroleum, coffee is a widely traded global commodity, mostly consumed in developed countries and produced in developing countries. But while petroleum producers have recently seen international oil prices rise steeply, coffee growers have experienced the opposite.

U.S., Australia Pledge Millions of Dollars to Promote Fight against Global Warming
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Six of the world's biggest polluters endorsed a voluntary plan Thursday that they claim will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2050.

Kenya's Elephants Suffering from Drought, Clash with People over Resources
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

Elephants in Kenyan national parks and reserves are leaving their drought-stricken sanctuaries to search for water and food near human settlements.

Chemical Traces Found in U.S. Bottled Water Given as Substitute for Tainted Tap Water
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bottled water provided to residents whose tap water was tainted with a chemical used to make Teflon has tested positive for trace amounts of the same substance.

California Regulators Adopt $2.9 Billion Solar Power Plan
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Leonard Anderson, Reuters

The California Public Utilities Commission Thursday approved a $2.9 billion program to make California one of the world's largest producers of solar power.

World Wildlife Fund to Train Thousands of Gold Miners in Suriname to Protect Environment
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Arny Belfor, Associated Press

Interior Department Clears Way for Oil Leases in Lake Region of Alaska's North Slope
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The U.S. Interior Department is opening to oil and gas development almost half a million acres (202,350 hectares) of federal land in an ecologically sensitive area of Alaska's North Slope.

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