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New Diesels Hit Streets

Remember diesel cars in the '70s and '80s? Those loud, smoky, smelly things that were hard to start on cold mornings? Meet the new diesel. >> Read the Full Article

Western Wind Energy Signs Deal with Southern California Edison

British Columbia, Canada-based Western Wind Energy announced the execution of a formal power purchase agreement with the Southern California Edison Company. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Sustainable Conservation

One group wants to work with companies and industries to be positive stewards of the environment, rather than sue them or create conflict with them. >> Read the Full Article

Australian Scientists Prove Less Trees, Less Rain

Australian scientists have found that deforestation along the Amazon River in South America was reducing rainfall and causing climate change in the region. >> Read the Full Article

Swiss Campaigner for Rain Forests Declared Dead, Fund Says

Missing rain forest crusader Bruno Manser was declared dead by a Swiss court Thursday, five years after he vanished in the Borneo jungle of Malaysia on his way to the Penan people he sought to protect, his organization said. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesian Government Sues Newmont Mining over Pollution of Bay off Sulawesi Island

Indonesian authorities said Thursday they have sued a subsidiary of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp., seeking $133.6 million in compensation from the company for allegedly polluting a bay off Sulawesi island. >> Read the Full Article

Flight Attendant Caught Trying to Smuggle Endangered Fish into Australia in His Baggage

Customs officers thought there was something fishy about the baggage of a flight attendant arriving in Australia from Vietnam. They were right. >> Read the Full Article

Sources Say Mexico, US Reach Agreement on Water Debt

Mexico will transfer thousands of acres (hectares) of water to the United States to end a long-standing feud that led U.S. farmers to sue the country for failing to comply with a decade-old water treaty, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Australia Announces Plan to Name -- and Shame -- Polluting Businesses

Australia will name -- and shame -- major polluters in an attempt to cut the nation's greenhouse gas output, despite Canberra's refusal to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, a senior government official said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Fishermen, Lawmakers Prepare for Possible Introduction of Modified Salmon

A Massachusetts company expects to get the federal government's OK to sell genetically enhanced salmon within a year, a prospect that scares some Alaskan fishermen. >> Read the Full Article