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India Faces Turbulent Water Future, World Bank Expert Says

Conflicts caused by severe water shortages could plague India in the coming decades as rivers dry up, groundwater is depleted and canals are polluted, a World Bank expert warned. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Department Likely To Miss Deadline for Nuclear Treatment Plant at Hanford Site

The federal government says it likely will miss the deadline to open a multi-billion-dollar nuclear waste treatment plant, delaying cleanup of highly radioactive materials leftover from a site that made Cold War weapons. >> Read the Full Article

Bishop Says Hunger Strike Just the Start of Campaign To Save Brazilian River

A Brazilian bishop savored the success of his 11-day hunger strike Friday, sipping chicken soup and mulling the government's pledge to delay the rerouting of a major river in Brazil's arid northeast. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Threatens To Yank North Slope Leases from Oil Companies

Alaska's oil and gas chief is threatening to revoke leases held by Exxon Mobil Corp. and other producers for not drilling the rich fields near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. >> Read the Full Article

Conserving Through Conservancy: Managing Land and Wildlife in Namibia

Flying into Windhoek, the capital of the southern African nation of Namibia, is like landing in a nature reserve. Located high on a central plateau, with the Auas Mountains serving as a backdrop, it is not uncommon to spot kudu and other antelope shortly upon arrival. >> Read the Full Article

Study Shows Wyoming Gas Projects Harming Mule Deer

A new study suggests natural gas development in western Wyoming is forcing mule deer into less suitable winter range and affecting the animals' movements in an area known as the Pinedale Anticline. >> Read the Full Article

European Polar Satellite Crashes Into Sea

A satellite designed to measure how fast the polar ice caps are melting crashed into the Arctic Ocean after its launch in northern Russia went wrong, the European Space Agency said on Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

Why Is Africa Unable To Feed Itself?

The green sugar cane fields of southern Malawi bear testimony to the fertile soil that blankets the sun-drenched land. But aid agencies say 5 million people there, or close to half the population, need food aid -- a shocking state of affairs in a country which should be a farmer's paradise. >> Read the Full Article

Court Rejects EPA Limits on Air Pollution Monitoring

A federal appeals court Friday rejected what it called a Bush administration attempt to "pull a surprise switcheroo" by weakening the government's authority to monitor air pollution from power plants, refineries and factories. >> Read the Full Article

Oyster Farmer Ponders Future as Endangered Species Tag Looms

Dave Relyea and a co-worker make sweeping laps up and down a patch of water in their workboat, dumping a half-million fingernail-sized oyster seedlings out of plastic buckets into about 30 feet of water. >> Read the Full Article