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Britain’s Conservatives challenge Labor for mantle of greenest party
29 Sep 2006 at 3:09pm
Americans, prepare to be jealous, says Peter Madden, head of Britain’s Forum for the Future. In the U.K., the two main political parties are competing to be seen as the greenest — and the Conservatives are currently in the lead. That’s largely due to Conservative Party leader David Cameron, who …

Wolf population thriving in Rocky Mountain states
29 Sep 2006 at 3:09pm
The wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountains has grown by more than 20 percent since last winter. Officials estimate that 158 wolf packs, totaling at least 1,229 members, are living it up in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. The midyear estimate is the highest population estimate since wolves were reintroduced …

Orrin H. Pilkey, shoreline expert, answers readers’ questions
29 Sep 2006 at 3:09pm
Coastline development expert Orrin H. Pilkey is a “tree-hugging scientist” with strong opinions about what to do with New Orleans (don’t rebuild some areas at all) and how to handle coastal erosion (stop putting up seawalls). In answering reader questions, Pilkey explains why he doesn’t want to be labeled an …

DOD declares wind turbines can interfere with radar, but says some can proceed
29 Sep 2006 at 3:09pm
The Defense Department has finally completed a long-awaited study on how wind farms impact military radar, which clears the way for some stalled wind projects to continue. At least a dozen projects in Illinois, North Dakota, and Wisconsin had been put on hold pending the DOD study. In its report, …

Wildlife waste blamed for pollution in D.C.-area waterways
29 Sep 2006 at 3:09pm
Tired of being left out, nature has decided to join in the fun and pollute itself. A significant amount of harmful bacteria in Virginia and Maryland waterways has been pinned on, well, wildlife poop. The Potomac and Anacostia rivers and an additional two dozen or so streams have been declared …

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