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Senate Moving Toward Adding Climate Provisions to Energy Bill

Despite opposition from the White House, a growing number of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate want to address global warming, including limits on heat-trapping emissions, as part of the country's broad energy policy. >> Read the Full Article

Who Owns the Earth?

(By Steven J. Moss) The first time it happened I was on a rafting trip with my wife, Debbie. “What’s this,” she asked, holding a glass bottle she’d picked out of the rocks. I took it from her, and my heart beat a little faster. It was an antique liquor bottle stamped with the date “1856,” a prized artifact from the Old West. “Let me see that,” said our guide, who, because of his age and river wisdom, we’d nicknamed “Old Man River.” “I’ve been rafting this river twenty years and I’ve never seen an intact bottle like this. Must’ve been dislodged by the rains.” He took it from me. “Best to leave it here at the river where other people can come across it,” he said, as he squatted down and wedged it between the rocks. >> Read the Full Article

Hong Kong Disneyland to Tell Customers about Environmental Harm of Shark Fin Soup

Customers who want shark fin soup served at their banquets at Hong Kong Disneyland will be told about the harm done by the industry that supplies the fins, a Disney spokeswoman said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Microbics Ventures into Mexico, Will Provide Spanish Website

Robert Brehm, CEO of environmental products and services company U.S. Microbics, Inc., announced that the company will soon be offering much of its product and service information on its website and printed material in both English and Spanish as it continues it effort to develop business in Mexico. >> Read the Full Article

Snowmaking Upheld; Court Fight Next for Arizona Snowbowl

Arizona Snowbowl's plan to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks with reclaimed wastewater got another green light Thursday. But Native American tribes and environmental groups are likely now to take the fight to federal court. >> Read the Full Article

Rebates Encourage Businesses to Try Alternative Sources of Energy

With energy costs of $1.5 million per year, Pat Ricchiuti has a strong incentive to reduce the power bill at his business. So, the owner of P-R Farms is installing what is believed to be the largest, privately financed solar-energy system in the state at his packinghouse. >> Read the Full Article

Group Sounds Alarm Over Trapped Dolphins

From Southeast Asia to the Black Sea, fishing nets have become deathtraps for thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises -- species whose survival will be threatened unless fishing methods change, the World Wildlife Fund said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

River Cleanup Activists Count Their Blessings

Abandoned cars and tires and other assorted flotsam and jetsam were once all you could count on finding in the Bronx River. But starting at noon tomorrow, more than 100 scientists and volunteers will spend 24 hours counting great blue herons, snowy egrets, muskrats and flowering dogwoods along the river's banks. >> Read the Full Article

Massachusetts Governor Declares Red Tide a Disaster

Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday declared a state of emergency because of the red tide bloom off the coast of Massachusetts, a move that allows the state to seek federal disaster aid for the shellfish industry. >> Read the Full Article

Policy Debate: Power Plants on Navajo Land

In a region quickly becoming known as another "Cancer Alley," the Navajo Nation is gaining air emissions control over two power plants on tribal land. After years of litigation and negotiations, the power plants, in New Mexico and Arizona, have agreed to recognize the sovereignty of the Navajo Nation and its right to control air emissions. >> Read the Full Article