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Groups Fight Plan to Build Power Plant

Environmentalists are fighting a proposal to build another coal-fired power plant in the Four Corners area, saying the region cannot handle more pollution. >> Read the Full Article

EU Pushes Through Tuna Catch Quota Cuts

The European Union forced through reductions in catch quotas for the threatened bluefin tuna, which produces one of the finest and most expensive fish dishes in the world, but was criticized for not backing bigger cuts, officials said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Professor Devises New Form of Solar Cell

A University of Idaho professor is devising a new form of solar cell she says could lead to a breakthrough that would make solar energy commercially feasible. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska to Strip Companies of Oil and Gas Leases

The state of Alaska plans to strip oil companies of their leases on the Point Thomson oil and gas field after finding the primary lease holder, Exxon Mobil Corp., failed to come up with a viable plan for developing the field's vast reserves. >> Read the Full Article

Forest Fragmentation Hurts Amazon Biodiversity

Chopping up the dense forests of the Amazon lets hot winds blow in and around ancient trees, killing them off hundreds of years early, researchers reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Red Cross Says World Neglects Tsunami Risk Lessons

The world could see a replay of the massive death and destruction caused by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami if it fails to spend more on disaster risk reduction, the Red Cross/Red Crescent said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Trout Get Unlikely Boost from Dams

It looks like a perfect trout stream in autumn: clear, cold water gushing over rocks and through wooded hills shedding the last of their leaves. >> Read the Full Article

Clean Coal Power Plant Planned for 2011 in Norway

An international group of companies launched a plan on Monday to build a novel coal-fired power plant in Norway by 2011 that would curb global warming by capturing 95 percent of all greenhouse gases emitted. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Find Climate Change Clues in the Sky

Scientists are peering into the clouds near the top of the world, trying to solve a mystery and learn something new about global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Pivotal Case on Global Warming Case Confronts High Court

The Supreme Court hears arguments this week in a case that could determine whether the Bush administration must change course in how it deals with the threat of global warming. >> Read the Full Article