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Greenpeace Urges World Bank, ADB to Shift Funding to Renewable Energy

Greenpeace on Tuesday urged international funding agencies such as the World Bank to shift financing from large-scale, fossil-fuel projects to renewable energy to help stop global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Tiny Trees Spur New Growth in Industry

A question is humming around the edges of the Oregon Logging Conference this week, like the distant sound of a chain saw bucking firewood. >> Read the Full Article

North Carolina Oyster-Growing Project to be Permitted

People who signed up a year ago for a pilot study to grow oysters in cages under their docks have yet to get the go-ahead from state fisheries officials. >> Read the Full Article

Oil Firm Near $52 as Cold Hits U.S. Northeast

Oil prices firmed near $52 a barrel Monday as a blast of cold, snowy weather in the U.S. Northeast threatened to tighten already strained heating oil supplies in the world's largest energy consumer. >> Read the Full Article

Athens' Sludge Mountain Upsets Residents

Residents near a giant seaside sewage plant close to Athens staged a protest Tuesday, alarmed by reported plans to burn thousands of tons of potentially toxic sludge. >> Read the Full Article

Fort Replicators Aghast at ExxonMobil Report

Fort LaPresentation Co. President Barbara J. O'Keefe said she was horrified when she learned ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. sent the state Department of Environmental Conservation a cleanup investigation report saying the petroleum-contaminated land at Fort LaPresentation will essentially clear up on its own over time. >> Read the Full Article

Towns Prepare for Coal Rebirth

A return of coal mining in central Cambria County has placed the focus on Cambria Township. >> Read the Full Article

Vanishing Islands

(By Duane Silverstein) In a few weeks millions of viewers will be tuning in to Survivor-Palau to see which of 18 castaways will be the last to be voted off one of Palau's... >> Read the Full Article

New Virus May Have Come from Monkeys, Experts Say

Two new retroviruses never before seen in humans have turned up among people who regularly hunt monkeys in Cameroon, researchers reported Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Lawmakers Team with Environmentalists To Push Wind, Solar Energy

Texas lawmakers are joining clean-energy advocates in an effort to dramatically expand the use of wind and solar power and other renewable energy sources across the state. >> Read the Full Article