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Green Aviation Management Forum To Address Environmental Strategies, Sustainable Solutions

In September, the Green Aviation Management Forum will examine issues of environmental strategy within the aviation industry and explore sustainable solutions, including emissions trading, alternative fuels, and air traffic management. >> Read the Full Article

Giant Penguins May Have Roamed Peru

Giant penguins as tall as 5 feet roamed what is now Peru more than 40 million years ago, much earlier than scientists thought the flightless birds had spread to warmer climes. >> Read the Full Article

Lake Tahoe Fire Destroys 200-Plus Buildings, Clouds Lake with Ash

A raging wildfire near Lake Tahoe on Monday forced hundreds of residents to flee towering flames that destroyed more than 200 buildings, turned the sky orange and fouled the lake's famously clear waters with falling ash. >> Read the Full Article

Ex-EPA Chief Confronts Critics in Congress over Safe-Air Statements after 9/11

Ex-EPA chief Christie Whitman was bombarded by boos and a host of accusations Monday at a hearing into her assurances that it had been safe to breathe the air around the fallen World Trade Center. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Firms Wary of UN Responsible Business Compact

U.S. firms have been slow to join a U.N. initiative on social and environmental responsibility in business because of perceptions it has no teeth, the head of the Global Compact said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Connecticut Biologists Search for Female Moose

Biologists with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection need to determine whether the state's moose population is big enough to pose a traffic hazard which could lead to control measures including a hunting season to reduce the herd. >> Read the Full Article

Desert Dust Cuts Mountain Snow, May Spur Warming

Desert dust blown onto Rocky Mountain peaks has cut the duration of snow-cover by a month or more, and the same thing is probably happening in the Alps and Himalayas, researchers reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Floating Wind Turbine May Be in North Sea by 2009

The world's first floating wind turbine could be generating electricity in the North Sea in 2009 under a research pact on Monday between Norwegian energy group Norsk Hydro and German engineering firm Siemens. >> Read the Full Article

San Francisco Bans Bottled Water for City Staff

Thirsty San Francisco city workers will no longer have bottled water to drink under an order by Mayor Gavin Newsom, who says it costs too much, worsens pollution and is no better than tap water. >> Read the Full Article

Malaysia To Return Smuggled Tortoises To India

Malaysia will ship back to India nearly 400 live star-patterned tortoises smuggled from the country, wildlife officials said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article