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Bush Air Pollution Plan Up Against Deadlocked Senate Committee

Supporters of President Bush's air-pollution plan on Wednesday renewed their push to win its enactment but appear to lack the votes to advance it in the Senate. >> Read the Full Article

Alcoa Grants Help Conservation, Life-Skills Programs, Dental Clinic

Alcoa Inc.'s Lancaster facility and the Alcoa Foundation recently announced more than $107,000 in grants and contributions to local nonprofit organizations. >> Read the Full Article

Ownership of LNG Site Challenged

A lawsuit filed in Baja California state court claims Sempra Energy LNG does not own the property on which it plans to build a liquefied natural gas receiving terminal. >> Read the Full Article

ChevronTexaco Officials Outline 2 Projects that May Affect Coastal Environment

ChevronTexaco officials outlined to Sierra Club members Wednesday night two projects at or near the Pascagoula Refinery that would effect the Coastal environment — a terminal to warm and disburse liquified natural gas and a refinery expansion. >> Read the Full Article

Australian Government Says It Won't Back Anti-Whaling Lawsuit

Australia's government will not support a court action by an animal rights group against a Japanese whaling company over allegations it illegally killed hundreds of whales inside an Australian whale sanctuary, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Phoenix Officials Urge Residents To Boil Water Because of Treatment Plant Problems

The 1.5 million residents of Phoenix were warned Tuesday to boil their drinking water or use bottled water as a precaution because of problems at treatment plants, and to take conservation measures. >> Read the Full Article

Federal Officials To Sue after Gas Leak from State Oil Company on Mexico's Gulf Coast

An unknown amount of liquid gas leaked from a pipeline operated by Mexico's state oil company and spread to at least two rivers in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, prompting the evacuation of 2,000 people, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

State Logging Plan Draws Objections from Conservation Groups

A Maine Department of Conservation plan to raise money by logging state park properties came under fire during a legislative hearing Monday morning. >> Read the Full Article

Early Settlers Made Australian Desert, Study Finds

Settlers who came to Australia 50,000 years ago and set fires that burned off natural flora and fauna may have triggered a cataclysmic weather change that turned the country's interior into the dry desert it is today, U.S. and Australian researchers said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article