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Leaner Designs Fuel Race to Build Next Generation of Reactors

Jose Reyes' research lab looks like a three-story tangle of pipes and instruments. But to nuclear engineers like him, it's evidence that generating electricity by splitting atoms can cost less and be done more safely than in the past. >> Read the Full Article

Dutch Greenhouse Gas Emissions Now at 1990 Levels

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands fell by around 2 percent in 2005 from a year earlier and were at approximately the same level they were in 1990, a government agency said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

SKorea, Japan Begin Final Day of Talks on Maritime Borders

South Korea and Japan began a final day of talks Tuesday on demarcating their maritime boundaries around islets at the center of a territorial dispute, amid dimming prospects for a breakthrough. >> Read the Full Article

Author Sees Science, Religion Saving Environment

Scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author E.O. Wilson is out to save life on Earth -- literally -- and as a secular humanist has decided to enlist people of religious faith in his mission. >> Read the Full Article

'Chameleon' Schwarzenegger Shows Green in Campaign

Last week, the Republican Schwarzenegger was decidedly "green," like the color of his campaign bus, as he struck a deal with the state legislature's Democratic majority to enact a law making California the first U.S. state to cap greenhouse-gas emissions. >> Read the Full Article

Soaring Natural Gas Prices Spur Widespread Drilling

Companies have been drilling natural gas wells at historic rates across much of the Appalachian Basin, an area that includes swathes of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Map Canyon Below Atlantic

A four-year study using high-tech tools has produced maps of the Hudson Canyon that will allow scientists to study many things, including whether methane gas trapped in frozen sediment below the sea floor is escaping and exacerbating global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Anger Mounts over Indonesia Mudflow

Hundreds of people rallied on Indonesia's Java island on Monday to protest against an unending flow of mud from an exploratory oil well with some pelting stones at police. >> Read the Full Article

Don't Ditch Dams, World Bank Water Boss Says

Rich countries should not keep less developed ones poor by fashionable trends that oppose dams and water management infrastructure, a top World Bank water resources chief said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Wind Power a Vexing Question for Vermont

For a state that normally prizes environmental initiatives, the debate over wind power poses a thorny dilemma. Eager to embrace clean energy but leery about spoiling views, some communities are putting up stiff opposition to plans for new wind projects. >> Read the Full Article