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World's Water Problems, and Solutions, Can Be Found on the Farm

Eliminating water waste and mismanagement on farms -- rather than building dams or diverting rivers -- would go far toward alleviating the world's water crisis, officials and activists gathered at forum in Mexico City said. >> Read the Full Article

Court Rejects Bush Administration Power Plant Pollution Rule

In a big win for environmentalists, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down a Bush administration rule that would have made it easier for coal-burning power plants to make equipment changes without installing controls to fight the pollution that would result. >> Read the Full Article

Great Lakes Gray Wolves No Longer Endangered

The Interior Department Thursday proposed to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal list of endangered and threatened species. >> Read the Full Article

Halliburton Expert Warned Water for Iraq Troops May Have Been Unsafe

A Halliburton Co. expert warned in an internal report last year that the contractor had failed to ensure safe washing water for U.S. troops throughout Iraq, and the Pentagon's internal watchdog said Thursday it will investigate the matter. >> Read the Full Article

German Named to Head U.N. Environment Agency

Secretary-General Kofi Annan chose Achim Steiner, a German conservationist, to head the U.N. Environment Program for a four-year term, a U.N. spokesman announced Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

No Safe Water for One Billion Poor, Companies Wary

Ten years ago, many poor countries hoped private cash would bring safe water to the 1 billion people in the world who lack it, but now corporate interest is drying up. >> Read the Full Article

Experts Argue Over Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Was it or was it not an ivory-billed woodpecker? Experts are still arguing a year later, while bird fanciers flock to the part of Arkansas where the bird in question was said to have been seen and heard. >> Read the Full Article

Coral Reefs Seen Threatened by Tsunami Rebuilding

Coral reefs that survived the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami are coming under threat from rushed rebuilding efforts in the region, two international environmental groups said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Study Shows Wolverines Travel Hundreds of Miles

A multiple-year study of wolverines by the Wildlife Conservation Society and state and federal agencies has found that the fierce, reclusive animals travel hundreds of miles. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Picks Idaho's Kempthorne for Interior

President Bush chose Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne Thursday to replace Gale Norton as Interior secretary, saying his nominee had a "long and abiding love for nature." Some environmentalists said they were concerned. >> Read the Full Article