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Greenland Starts Quota to Save Polar Bears
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Greenland's government on Wednesday introduced the ice-capped island's first hunting quota for polar bears, which scientists believe are threatened by the effects of global warming.

Bottles Recycled for Fertilizer Line
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Sue Stock, News & Observer

That plastic Coke bottle you pitched into the trash could soon be back on a store shelf, filled with worm waste and ready to be sold a second time.

Urban Land Trusts -- A Guest Commentary
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

These days, hardly a dime is tossed towards systematically reclaiming urban eco-systems. With a majority of the world’s population soon to live in cities, it’s time to focus on recreating sustainable wilderness areas in our own backyards.

Coral Reef Discovered off Thailand Cost
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

A coral reef spanning several hundred acres and teeming with fish has been discovered off the coast of Thailand and should be given protected status, the World Wide Fund for Nature said Wednesday.

Pennsylvania Would Demand Big Mercury Cuts from Power Plants under New Proposal
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Marc Levy, Associated Press

Pennsylvania's coal-fired power plants would have to cut mercury emissions by 90 percent within a decade under a plan that would make the state the first major coal producer with stricter mercury regulations than the federal government.

Lights May Dim on Olympics
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Sam Fleming, Daily Mail

Britain's energy supply will be so fragile by 2012 that the Olympics could be marred by power cuts, experts warned. Almost eight out of 10 said blackouts could be a "major issue" for the London games.

China Warns Officials against Covering up Pollution
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China has warned local environmental protection officials that they will be punished if they allow or cover up damage to the environment in favour of economic growth, state media said on Tuesday.

On Beyond Organic -- Combating Global Warming with... Community
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

If rising sea levels, melting glaciers and intensifying tropical storms have you shouting at all those in power who are still ignoring global warming, take heart.

Anti-Whaling Ship Hits Diplomatic Squall
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Gordon Bell, Reuters

The 657-ton Farley Mowat -- flying the skull-and-crossbones like a modern pirate ship -- stalked Japanese ships hunting minke whales through the huge waves of the Southern Ocean.

Maui Mayor Wants Sand Exports to End
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hoping to slow the flow of sand off his island, Mayor Alan Arakawa has asked the Maui County Council to look at a moratorium on exporting sand.

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