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China's Massive South-North Water Diversion Project Facing Money Woes, Report Says

Thirsty Beijing will begin by 2010 to divert water from the Yangtze River, far to the south, though the massive project is strapped by financial difficulties and severe pollution, state media reported Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Biologist Seeks Wolves' Return to Rockies

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist says returning wolves to the Rocky Mountains is "a chance to undo a great wrong" done when wolves were exterminated from about 98 percent of their range by the mid-1900s. >> Read the Full Article

Study Links Smog Increases to Urban U.S. Deaths

Increases in air pollution caused by cars, power plants and industry can be directly linked to higher death rates in U.S. cities, a study said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Say More Than 15,000 Species Facing Extinction

More than 15,000 species, from sharks to frogs to fir trees, are facing extinction and the total is rising faster than ever before, conservationists and scientists said on Wednesday. Despite efforts to slow or reverse the slide into oblivion of many species, one in three amphibians and almost half of all freshwater turtles are threatened, the IUCN World Conservation Union said at the unveiling of its 2004 species "Red List." >> Read the Full Article

Melting Glaciers Said to Be Threatening Everest

Melting glaciers caused by climate change pose an urgent threat to Mount Everest's unique environment, activists said Wednesday, launching a campaign to protect the Himalayan mountain range and the world's highest peak. >> Read the Full Article

Unsustainable Fishing Can Kill Land Mammals

In spite of recent scares about BSE and avian flu, those of us living in developed countries have it pretty easy when it comes to meat. Most of us never have to think about where it comes from or how it gets into those sparkling clean shrink-wrapped packages in the store coolers. >> Read the Full Article

Denver-based Luca Seeks to Capture Natural Gas from Wyoming Coal Deposits

Gas-producing bacteria munching on Wyoming coal may be a key solution to the nation's energy future, a Denver company claimed Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

North Carolina Sues Tennessee Valley Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

North Carolina's attorney general announced plans Monday to sue the Tennessee Valley Authority to try to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. >> Read the Full Article

Montgomery, N.Y., Recycling Facility Plans Garbage-to-Energy Plant

Hoping to cash in on soaring natural gas prices, Taylor Recycling Facility plans to create a first-of-its-kind garbage-to-energy plant that it says would help the environment, create inexpensive gas and give the company a financial windfall. >> Read the Full Article

Environment Officials Use Cask Woes to Aid Utah Nuclear Waste Fight

Utah environmental officials have launched a new line of attack on the proposed high-level nuclear waste storage site on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. >> Read the Full Article