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New Columbia, S.C., University Dormitory Features 'Green' Design

West Quad's three cream-colored buildings feature long hallways and little bedroom suites just like any other dorm. >> Read the Full Article

Alternative Fuel Hits the Pump in Idaho

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's new Suburban gets 100 miles for every gallon of gas used – because it runs on a new alternative fuel that's 85 percent ethanol. >> Read the Full Article

British Zoologist Replaces Controversial Danish Researcher as Head of State Environmental Agency

Peter Calow, a British zoologist, was appointed the head of a Danish environmental agency on Thursday, replacing Bjoern Lomborg, a maverick Danish researcher who made his name playing down the threat of global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Iraq Struggles to Keep Rebuilding Hopes Alive

Iraqis were promised billions of dollars in mainly American aid to rebuild their country after last year's U.S.-led invasion, but mounting violence has choked reconstruction spending to almost nothing. >> Read the Full Article

China's FM to Visit Iran and Discuss Nuclear Issue

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, deeply involved in efforts to end the North Korean nuclear standoff, will visit Iran later this week and discuss the Islamic republic's own nuclear crisis. >> Read the Full Article

U.K. Queen's Green Credentials Win Eco-plaudits

When Queen Elizabeth opened a conference on global warming in Berlin this week, it shone a spotlight on her own efforts to keep Britain green. >> Read the Full Article

Amphibians Are Threatened Worldwide and Other Stories

Frogs and their relatives are in deep trouble. According to a new study published in the journal Science, one-third of the world’s amphibians are declining due to disease, climate change, and habitat loss. Of the 5,743 known species, 1,856 are considered globally threatened in the wild. Up to 168 may be extinct. >> Read the Full Article

Britons Make Seal Pup Rescue a Part-time Passion

A stocky British construction surveyor appears an unlikely savior for three plump bundles of white fur named Rush, Nettle, and Sweetpea. >> Read the Full Article

Britain Hopes to Push U.S. on Climate Change, Says Adviser

Britain hopes it can exert influence on reelected President George W. Bush and push the United States to do more to combat climate change, the British government's chief scientist said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Africa Must Boost Use of Water Resources to Combat Food Shortages and Poverty, Says U.N.

Africa needs to step up the use of its abundant water resources to boost farm productivity and combat persistent poverty and food shortages, a United Nations official said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article