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Group Concerned about Legislation's Wording, its Affect on Energy Facilities

A public advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader is warning that language quietly added by Washington lawmakers last month to appropriations legislation endangers state and local influence on the siting of energy facilities within their borders, such as the $700-million floating natural gas terminal proposed for eastern Long Island Sound. >> Read the Full Article

Future Uncertain for Rare Hawaiian Bird

One of Earth's rarest birds might have gone into extinction following the death of one of the last known po'ouli. >> Read the Full Article

Decades of Illegal Logging Blamed for High Death Toll in Philippine Storm

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday ordered the military and police to crack down on illegal logging, after flash floods and landslides triggered by rampant deforestation killed nearly 340 people this week. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Virgin Island Fishermen Voice Concerns about Proposed Ban on Fishing of Several Species

Local fishermen met with federal regulators Tuesday night to discuss their concerns about proposed bans on the fishing of several popular species. >> Read the Full Article

Christmas Complaints Miss the Point

It started over a month ago -- even before Halloween. The television commercials, the flyers in the mail, the decorations in the mall. Christmas is now a two-month event -- one long blowout sale. >> Read the Full Article

Japanese Aid to Smaller Nations Coincides with Whaling Votes

The only whales seen in Nicaragua are the ones that wash up occasionally on the Pacific beaches. The country has no whaling fleet, no tradition of whaling and certainly no market for whale blubber. >> Read the Full Article

Justice Department to Fight Hanford Initiative in Court

The government plans to ask a judge to overturn a Washington state initiative that bars the Energy Department from sending radioactive waste from other states to the Hanford nuclear site until waste already there is cleaned up. >> Read the Full Article

Builders Turn More Toward Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall

Construction companies, Bob Vila-types and architecture firms for years shied away from environmentally friendly products, citing high costs as a deterrent. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists See Trouble for Air, Wildlife in Bush's Second Term

Environmentalists see some of their worst fears playing out as President Bush moves to cement a second-term agenda that includes getting more timber, oil and gas from public lands and relying on the market rather than regulation to curb pollution. >> Read the Full Article

South Asia Stares at Looming Water Crisis

It's been 10 years since farmer Bhairu Singh saw water in the well on his rocky patch of land in western India. >> Read the Full Article