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Cambodian Court Jails Eight for Illegal Logging
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Cambodian court sentenced eight people, including a former provincial governor, to up to 17 years in jail on Thursday for taking bribes to allow a Vietnamese company to log in a national park.

EPA to Regulate a Form of Nanotechnology for the First Time
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Consumer products using extremely small particles of silver to kill germs will need Environmental Protection Agency approval, part of the government's first move to regulate the burgeoning nanotechnology industry.

Groups Spar Over Shorebird Habitat Rules
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Property owners faced off against conservationists at a legislative hearing to reconsider new rules that restrict development near shorelines where sandpipers, plovers and other migrating birds feed and rest.

Consumers Not Warned of Mercury in Fish
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Vicki Smith, Associated Press

Not a single West Virginia grocery store is warning consumers of the possible dangers of mercury in fish, an environmental group says, even though the state and federal governments have been issuing advisories to anglers for at least two years.

World Has Under a Decade to Act on Climate Crisis
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The world has less than a decade to take decisive action in the battle to beat global warming or risk irreversible change that will tip the planet towards catastrophe, a leading U.S. climate scientist said on Tuesday.

World Bank to Fund Controversial Uruguay Pulp Mill
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Lesley Wroughton, Reuters

The World Bank Tuesday agreed to finance a controversial pulp mill project in Uruguay that soured relations with neighboring Argentina over concerns it will cause environmental damage to a river they share.

Six Nations Plus EU Sign Pact to Build Experimental Fusion Reactor in France
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Angela Charlton, Associated Press

Physicists have dreamt about it for decades: harnessing the fusion process that powers the sun to make clean, safe and limitless energy. A multinational pact signed Tuesday may bring that dream a step closer to reality.

China Agency Says Pollution Worsening Amid Economic Boom
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's pollution problem has worsened this year as the demands of the surging economy continue to challenge anti-pollution efforts, state media reported Wednesday.

Brazil to Speed up 120 Infrastructure Projects
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to hire more people and modify environmental laws to force through 120 stalled infrastructure projects in his second term, a senior Environment Ministry official said.

Bosnian Rafters Say Paradise under Threat
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Nedim Dervisbegovic, Reuters

A group of French peacekeepers rafting on a sunny October day through the spectacular gorge of the Neretva river are among the last of many tourists before the cold, rainy season.

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