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Japanese Research Fleet Leaves for Annual Antarctic Hunt
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

A fleet of six Japanese whaling craft left port Wednesday for an annual hunt in the Antarctic, where they hope to kill 860 whales for a controversial research program.

Out in All Weathers: Britain's Secret Garden Nursery
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Kate Kelland, Reuters

With 22 years' experience of teaching young children, Cathy Bache is convinced outdoor education is the way forward, and now she plans to open Britain's first totally open-air nursery in Scotland, one of the coldest areas of the country.

Wildlife Law Adds to Woes of India's Tigers
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Samanwaya Rautray, Reuters

A new Indian wildlife law offers too much protection to people living in forests and threatens to further undermine efforts to save an endangered population of tigers, conservationists said on Wednesday.

Deep-Sea Trawling Destroying Underwater Mountains
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Deep-sea trawling is destroying underwater mountains teeming with marine life and causing irreparable damage to ecosystems, scientists warned on Wednesday.

Norwegian Hunters Kill 546 Minke Whales in 2006, Just over Half of Quota
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Norwegian hunters killed 546 minke whales this year, falling far short of their commercial whaling quota because bad weather spoiled much of the season, government and industry officials said Monday.

Canadian Lawmaker Denies Green Move, for Now
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An outspoken Canadian lawmaker kicked out of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party denied Monday he was set to take up a top post in the Green Party.

Global Warming Could Wipe Out Most Birds, WWF Says
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters

Unchecked climate change could drive up to 72 per cent of the world's bird species into extinction but the world still has a chance to limit the losses, conservation group WWF said in a report on Tuesday.

French Prime Minister Proposes Taxing States that Shun Kyoto
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin proposed on Monday introducing punitive taxes on imports from countries that refused to sign the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, which is aimed at curbing global warming.

Environmentalists See Boon in U.S. Congress Power Shift
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

U.S. environmentalists see a bonanza for green issues like sustainable energy and the push to mitigate global warming coming with the shift in Congress toward eco-friendly Democrats.

World's Forests are Making a Comeback
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Many of the world's forests appear to be making a comeback, and some are more thickly forested now than they were nearly 200 years ago, a new study reported Monday.

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