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Putin: His Foot in His Mouth?

Russia Might Ratify Kyoto Protocol, After All Mark Twain once famously commented that rumors of his death had been greatly exaggerated. Much the same could be said of the Kyoto Protocol on global climate change, …

News Flash: Air Pollution Bad for You

Exposure to Air Pollution Increases Risk of Developing Lung Cancer Air pollution has long been associated with respiratory ailments such as asthma. Now, it seems that poor air quality may also increase the risk of …

The Icky 500

New EPA Chief Calls for Cleaner Air in 500 Days Newly minted U.S. EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt gave his first major speech yesterday, promising to embark on the “most productive period of air-quality improvement in …

Markey-Mark and the Nukey Bunch

GAO Finds Shortage of Money for Closing Atomic Reactors Nearly half of the nuclear-reactor owners in the U.S. are not setting aside sufficient money to decommission the plants when they are shuttered, according to a …

Skiing Downhill

Global Climate Change Could Spell End of Winter Sports Industry Bad news for ski bums: As global climate change heats up the planet and pushes snow lines ever higher, many winter resorts in Europe might …

Go Ahead, Makah My Day

Court Upholds Block on Makah Whale Hunt Whale advocates are celebrating in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling last week that will make it tougher for the Makah tribe of Washington state to …

Whatever Floats Your Nuke

Russia Offers Floating Nuclear Plants to India How’s this for a bad idea: floating nuclear plants. Russia, which has plans to build 11 such plants in its far north in the next few years, is …

Less Bark, More Bite

Logging in the Amazon Leads to Increase in Malaria Destruction of the Amazon rainforest is encouraging the spread of malaria, according to new research based on data from Peru. Every 1 percent boost in deforestation …

Tara Wesely, Rivers for Life meeting

Tara Wesely is attending the Rivers for Life meeting in Thailand. She is assistant manager of environmental sustainability at Aveda Corp. and a fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program. Monday, 1 Dec 2003 RASI SALAI, …