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Toshiba Says Westinghouse Purchase Will Let it Tap into Growing Nuclear Market
February 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

Toshiba Corp. is confident the purchase of U.S. nuclear power company Westinghouse Electric Co. will pay off, and the Japanese electronics maker is in talks with several possible minority-stake partners.

India Panel on Toxic Waste Divided over French Ship
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters

An Indian environmental panel is divided on whether to allow a decommissioned French warship to be scrapped in India, and has not made a firm recommendation to the the nation's Supreme Court

Judge May Halt Project to Protect Bird
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal judge heard arguments Monday over whether a vast irrigation project intended to help farmers in eastern Arkansas will harm the rare ivory-billed woodpecker.

World Has Seven Years for Key Climate Decisions, Says Tony Blair
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Katherine Baldwin, Reuters

The world has seven years to take vital decisions and implement measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions or it could be too late, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday.

U.N. Chemicals Agreement Reached Despite U.S. and European Differences
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press

Environmental officials from 150 countries approved a broad agreement Tuesday that sets international standards for the production of chemicals.

Scientists Warn of Melting Ice in Arctic
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Scientists on Monday painted a gloomy picture of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, warning of melting ocean ice, rising oceans, thawed permafrost and forests susceptible to bugs and fire.

Deal Reached to Protect Canada's Coast Rainforest
February 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentalists and Canada's timber industry said Tuesday they had put an end to their long-running battle over a region of Pacific Coast wilderness often referred to as the Great Bear Rainforest.

Texas Sues Developer for Sales of Land with No Water Service
February 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

The state of Texas is suing a developer for selling residential plots without water and sewage service in violation of laws meant to stop the spread of shanty towns

Russian Environmental Safety Regulator Rejects Eastern Oil Pipeline Route
February 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Alex Nicholson, Associated Press

Russia's environmental safety regulator has rejected part of a plan for a controversial crude oil pipeline that ecologists have said could threaten the world's biggest freshwater lake.

Sweden, a Leader in Renewable Energy, Aims to End Oil Dependency by 2020
February 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Mattias Karen, Associated Press

U.S. President George W. Bush may have surprised international observers by pledging in his State of the Union address to break his country's addiction to foreign oil -- but Sweden was already one step ahead of him.

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