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Rebirth of Steeltowns is in the Eye of the Beholder

The nationwide economic boom of the 1990s skipped over neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, where steel mills stood as empty, hulking monuments to a crumbling civic identity. Mayor Tom Murphy responded by shepherding $1.5 billion in potential redevelopment on more than 1,000 acres of brownfields: luxury homes, office and retail buildings, and 27 miles of riverfront parks. >> Read the Full Article

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Environmental Partnership With Celebrity Green Power

Fairmont Hotel's & Resorts Green Partnership has teamed with the Los Angeles-based Environmental Media Association (EMA), a non-profit that connects Hollywood, the environmental community and consumers. >> Read the Full Article

Official Says Efforts to Solve Global Water Crisis Falling Short

Hundreds of billions of dollars investment are needed annually to help resolve water supply and sanitation problems in the developing world, far exceeding the sums that donor countries are capable of providing, a senior State Department official said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Sales of Hybrid, Diesel Cars Projected to Soar by 2012

In response to rising fuel prices, sales of new vehicles sporting hybrid-electric or "clean" diesel-powered engines are expected to increase dramatically over the next seven years, according to a report from J.D. Power-LMC Automotive Forecasting Services. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Proposes Cutting Diesel Exhaust from Equipment Powered by Stationary Diesel Engines

Pollution from electrical generators, compressors, agricultural pumps and other equipment powered by stationary diesel engines would drop by as much as 90 percent under a government proposal, The Associated Press has learned. >> Read the Full Article

Illinois Institute of Technology Professor Develops 'Clean Energy Technology'

Said Al-Hallaj, a Jordanian-born research associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is quietly toiling away in his university lab. He says that he and other scientists are slowly perfecting new technologies that will push to the forefront a message for "clean energy technology" that is too often drowned out among the current wave of "shortsighted, reactionary solutions." >> Read the Full Article

Gaza Settlers Stoke Ecological Fears over Beach Villas

Standing on a sand dune, his hand shading his eyes from the bright glare of the Mediterranean sun, park ranger Yair Farjun prepares for battle as he surveys Israel's last untouched coastal reserve. His fight is a bloodless one -- to ensure the survival of sea turtles, snakes and desert mammals whose habitat is being threatened by the relocation of thousands of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip to the nearby Nitzanim coastline in Israel. >> Read the Full Article

Activists Want Fish off California Aquarium Menu

An animal rights group has called on one of the largest aquariums in the United States to stop serving fish to its visitors, likening the practice to grilling up "poodle burgers at a dog show." >> Read the Full Article

Abandoned Walrus Pup Finds New Home

Word spread fast in the northwest Alaska village of Kivalina: a baby walrus was sitting on the beach, alone, apparently abandoned. But there was no way such a young walrus could survive on its own in the region's harsh conditions. >> Read the Full Article

NOAA Scientists Say Reports Altered

Many scientists at NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency responsible for balancing hydroelectric dams against endangered salmon, say they know of cases where scientific findings were altered at the request of commercial interests, according to a survey released Tuesday by two watchdog groups. >> Read the Full Article