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U.S. Aid Sanctions Turn Taps Off Critical Palestinian Water, Wastewater Projects

One slip, and Issa Abu Shakr's 5-year-old nephew plunged into the fetid stream of sewage that flows outside the family's West Bank home. The contact with the filthy water required multiple blood transfusions and a 10-day hospital stay, Abu Shakr says. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Is Human Rights Issue, Nobel Nominee Says

It sounds like a sick joke about global warming, with a series of horrible punch lines: How hot is it? So hot that Inuit people around the Arctic Circle are using air conditioners for the first time. And running out of the hard-packed snow they need to build igloos. And falling through melting ice when they hunt. >> Read the Full Article

Older, Wiser but Ghana Is Less Green at 50

The first country in sub-Saharan Africa to win independence, Ghana turns 50 this month. While it may be older and wiser, it is also decidedly less green. Originally forests covered 36 percent of Ghana's territory but by 2000 this had shrunk to just 10 percent, according to a 2004 report by the country's Environmental Protection Agency. >> Read the Full Article

EU Still Stuck on Green Fuels Target

European Union foreign ministers sought on Monday to narrow differences on how to combat climate change but resistance remained to a German bid to fix mandatory targets for the use of "green fuels." >> Read the Full Article

Mexico Turns Blind Eye to Endangered Species Sales

Fancy a pet jaguar cub? How about a rare parrot? The trade in wild animals in Mexico threatens some of the world's most exotic endangered species. At the Sonora Market, a bustling bazaar, traders illegally sell animals alongside exotic herbs and folk cures in the heart of Mexico City's often lawless center. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Climate Talks Stagnate Despite Public Worries

Governments are making scant progress towards extending a U.N. pact to fight global warming despite mounting public concern about climate change and U.N. warnings it poses a threat as great as war, experts say. >> Read the Full Article

Rare Iranian Cheetahs Get Tracking Collars

Scientists said Thursday they have for the first time collared a pair of Iran's rare cheetahs with tracking systems which they hope will provide invaluable insights into the movements and range of the highly endangered animals. >> Read the Full Article

European Lighting Industry Agrees to Push Energy-Saving Bulbs

The world's three largest light bulb makers said Thursday they will push European consumers to switch to energy-saving bulbs in a bid to cut carbon dioxide emissions that are believed to contribute to global warming. >> Read the Full Article

TXU Buyers Moved to Soften Potential Opposition to Huge Takeover

The investors buying TXU Corp. say they can finance the biggest private-takeover ever, cut electricity rates, cancel new power plants -- and still make money. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Texas Pacific Group believe they can do this, most obviously, because TXU is the largest electricity producer in a big state that is expected to keep growing at a fast clip. >> Read the Full Article

Science Team to Search Gulf of Mexico

Famed undersea explorer Robert Ballard is leading a team of scientists heading into the Gulf of Mexico for a weeklong examination of Texas' ancient shoreline to see if anybody may have lived there. >> Read the Full Article