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Environmental Groups Accuse Britain's Blair of Squandering Chance To Tackle Climate Change

Environmental groups on Monday accused Prime Minister Tony Blair of squandering his chance to take action on climate change during Britain's leadership of the European Union and G-8. >> Read the Full Article

New Dams Destroying Water Sources and Damaging Economies, WWF Says

New dams intended to provide cheaper power and support irrigation systems are destroying important water sources and causing economic disruption, a leading environmental group said in a report released Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Greening the Home Mortgage Deduction

By Steven J. Moss President Bush’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform recently called for dramatic reductions in mortgage interest and property tax deductions. This proposal will surely be greeted as one of the least popular ideas ever floated, right up there with eliminating federally-guaranteed social security payments or raising gasoline taxes. That’s too bad, because this proposed reform is precisely what’s needed to cure a host of problems, including runaway housing prices, urban sprawl, and even global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Eskimos Try New Explosive in Whale Kill

A new explosive has begun to replace 19th century black powder as Alaska Natives seek more humane weaponry in the traditional hunt for bowhead whales. >> Read the Full Article

Japan Backs Climate Pacts, Struggles To Meet Targets

Foreign visitors to Japan last summer were surprised when their hosts, renowned for wearing suits no matter what, appeared at business meetings in short-sleeved shirts without jackets or ties. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Says Thousands of Contaminated Industrial and Military Sites in Iraq Need Clean Up

Thousands of contaminated industrial and military sites left over from wars in Iraq must urgently be cleaned up to stop them from further harming people's health and the environment, a U.N. agency said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Utah Asks Federal Appeals Court To Reject Nuclear Dump

Utah asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to overturn the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's approval of a nuclear waste storage site in the state's western desert. >> Read the Full Article

Greening the Home Mortgage Deduction -- A Guest Commentary

President Bush’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform recently called for dramatic reductions in mortgage interest and property tax deductions. This proposal will surely be greeted as one of the least popular ideas ever floated. >> Read the Full Article

Hurricanes Take a Bite out of Louisiana's Coastal Restoration

People often think of Louisiana as an American Amazon -- hot, jungly swamps where alligators drowsily peer from sluggish bayous and critters slink across vine-covered grounds. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Moved Plants Northward

An increase in the planet's temperature 55 million years ago prompted major shifts in plant distribution, researchers reported Thursday. >> Read the Full Article