In a series of major decisions, the federal courts have effectively done away with nearly all of the Bush administration's clean-air regulations - most of them wrongheaded. That gives President Obama a clear shot at fashioning a new and coordinated attack on pollutants like smog, soot and mercury.

More than 600 self-professed climate skeptics are meeting in New York this week to challenge what has become a broad scientific and political consensus: that without big changes in energy choices, humans will dangerously heat up the planet.

A Project that originated at a boutique ad agency to help Unicef deliver clean drinking water to children in developing countries is expanding in its third year as more firms join to support the cause.

The $21 billion Chinese solar-panel industry, the world's largest, is set for consolidation as the global economic downturn crimps spending on solar projects and overcapacity drives prices down.

In a new program centered on Earth Day, eBay is becoming the latest company to promote its green credentials.

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Vitamin B supplements may reduce the risk for age-related macular degeneration, at least in women with cardiovascular disease or at risk for it. Macular degeneration, a disease that destroys the central area of the retina, is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over 50.

Four Indonesians have died of bird flu, raising the death toll in the country hardest hit by the disease to 119, an official said Tuesday.
Bayu Krisnamurthi, chief of the National Bird Flu Commission, said all the victims were believed to have been infected after coming into contact with sick poultry. They were from the island of Java and died in January and February.

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SUNGAI GELAM, Indonesia: Indonesia's tiger catchers have a double job - protecting humans from tigers, and tigers from humans.

HITOYOSHI, Japan: First, the farmers objected to an ambitious dam project proposed by the government, saying they did not need irrigation water from the reservoir. Then the commercial fishermen complained that fish would disappear if the Kawabe River's twisting torrents were blocked. Environmentalists worried about losing the river's scenic gorges.