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Thousands Search for India's Tigers
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Tens of thousands of forest workers are fanning out across India's jungles and national parks to count the country's endangered tigers, officials said on Friday.

Acid Rain Affects Large Swathes of China
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Acid rain caused by sulphur dioxide spewed from factories and power plants affected a third of China's vast land mass last year, posing a threat to food safety, Xinhua news agency said citing a parliamentary report.

Canadian Receives Stockholm Water Prize
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An Indian-born Canadian man received the US$150,000 (euro124,000) Stockholm Water Prize on Thursday.

Greenpeace and French Fishermen End Row over Tuna
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Jean-Francoiis Rosnoblet, Reuters

Greenpeace and angry French fishermen ended a confrontation outside the French port of Marseille on Thursday that had disrupted shipping and threatened to cut off an important oil terminal.

Italians Keep Tabs on Dead Bear's Mother
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press

Italian officials said Thursday that they will track a mother bear by satellite to keep her out of the trouble that led to her son's untimely death at the hands of hunters in Germany and caused an international uproar.

Worst Red Tide in Years Hits Puget Sound
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Curt Woodward, Associated Press

The worst red tide in perhaps a decade has shut down shellfish beds all along Puget Sound and prompted serious public health worries, state officials said Wednesday.

Philippines Hopes to Break World Record with Mass Tree-Planting
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took part Friday in a massive tree-planting campaign aimed at improving air quality in the Philippines while breaking a world record.

Dam Broken to Restore California Wetlands
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

The ocean flowed into historic wetlands Thursday for the first time in more than a century after bulldozers peeled back the last layer of an earthen dam.

Government Proposes Beginning Oil and Gas Lease Sales in Central Gulf of Mexico
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The U.S. Interior Department proposed Thursday that oil and gas leases be made available as early as next year in an area now off-limits in the east-central Gulf of Mexico.

Rhinos Take First Steps on African Soil
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Kate Pownall, Associated Press

Two white rhinos took their first steps on African soil Thursday, officials said, after being flown into the country from the U.S. to boost stocks.

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