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Dominion Virginia Power Plans To Reduce Air Pollutants over Next Decade
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Harper, Virginian-Pilot

The state's largest utility, Dominion Virginia Power, announced plans Tuesday to spend $500 million over the next decade to significantly cut air pollutants at several of its coal-fired power plants, including ones in Chesapeake and Yorktown.

Renewable Energy May Bring Economic Boom
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Melmer, Indian Country Today

A most unlikely partnership between tribes and cities may be in the offing, and the connection could go a long way toward saving the environment by providing clean and renewable energy.

U.S. is Reducing Greenhouse Gases without Kyoto, White House Adviser Says
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenn Wiant, Associated Press

The United States is making progress toward lowering greenhouse gas emissions and curbing global warming, despite not signing the Kyoto accord, a senior White House adviser on the environment told an environment conference Wednesday.

Appeals Court Reinstates Corps of Engineers Permits for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Larry O'Dell, Associated Press

A federal appeals court Wednesday reinstated a streamlined Army Corps of Engineers process for granting permits for mountaintop-removal coal mining in West Virginia.

Ministers Gather in Sweden for Baltic Sea Environment Meeting
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Officials from the Baltic Sea countries gathered in Stockholm on Wednesday to discuss plans to fight marine pollution. The Baltic Sea has suffered from heavy pollution and toxic algae because of growing ship traffic and more oil transports, as well as fertilizers and other chemicals from the agricultural sector.

Search for Rare Arkansas Woodpecker Resumes
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press

Scientists and birders will resume their search this winter for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker to prove, once and for all, that the bird really lives in the vast eastern Arkansas wetlands.

Environmentalists Fight Forest Plan Change
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

Environmental and government lawyers argued in federal court Tuesday about whether a recent change to the Northwest Forest Plan -- one that eased logging restrictions -- was properly arrived at and would provide adequate protections for trout and salmon.

Britain Pressing for Measures To Protect Basking Shark, Henderson Petrel
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Britain said Wednesday it is pressing other governments to agree measures to ensure the survival of the rare basking shark and the rarely seen Henderson petrel.

In Arctic, Evidence for Global Warming Mounts
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Life is harsh on the freezing tundra of the Arctic Circle where Anna Prakhova lives. But it can be much harder when snows do not fall.

U.N. Says Sonar Threatens Dolphin, Whale Survival
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters

Increased naval military manoeuvres and submarine sonars in the world's oceans are threatening dolphins, whales and porpoises that depend on sound to survive, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

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