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House Approves Clean-Water Bill over White House Objections

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly endorsed federal help for communities faced with deteriorating sewage systems, ignoring White House warnings that the cost was too high. The legislation, approved 367-58, would spend $1.7 billion over five years in federal grants to states and municipalities. >> Read the Full Article

Nobel Winner Seeks Government Deeds to Match Words

A global campaign to plant a billion trees has highlighted a big gap between government aid pledges and action, African Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Is Big Issue for U.S. Hunters, Anglers

A nationwide survey of licensed hunters and anglers last year commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found that 76 percent of those polled agreed that global warming was occurring and the same percentage said they had observed climatic changes in the areas where they lived. >> Read the Full Article

San Francisco Leaders to Consider a Ban on Plastic Grocery Bags

Six San Francisco supervisors want the city to prohibit large grocers from giving out plastic bags, which are blamed for eating up fossil fuel, littering streets and choking wildlife. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. and Canada Agree on Joint Label for Herbicide Imports under NAFTA Label

Environmental regulators in the United States and Canada have developed a joint label for farm chemicals that officials say could save American farmers millions of dollars. >> Read the Full Article

Residential Green Building Slow to Gain Momentum

Green building as a cause has united disparate parties from environmental groups to big business to policymakers, but one key industry has struggled to react to the change in public sentiment. >> Read the Full Article

The Real Thing? Organic German Soda Goes Global

Is the world ready for an organic soft drink brewed in Germany? With consumers increasingly concerned about wellness and quality, the makers of an all-natural fizzy soft drink called Bionade are planning a foray into new territories. >> Read the Full Article

Auto Companies Look for Faster Way to Turn Green Thinking into More Sales, Better Clout

The global auto industry is experiencing a green revolution, convinced that lower emissions and hybrid engines could turn eco-minded drivers into a long-term customers. >> Read the Full Article

China Building Blitz Holds Key to Energy Saving

Forget how much coal it burns. Forget its double-digit economic growth. Forget subsidised prices and the fact that a new car hits China's roads every six seconds. The biggest obstacle in China's path to curbing its wasteful energy ways may be the roofs over its citizens' heads. >> Read the Full Article

Wetland Bird Rediscovered in Thailand

A wetland bird that eluded scientists for nearly 130 years has been rediscovered at a wastewater treatment plant in Thailand, Birdlife International announced Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article