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In Antarctica, by Law, Extreme Recycling Prevails
December 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

There are no garbage dumps here, no piles of rotting trash or oozing waste, no incinerators belching smoke. That's because all refuse generated by the U.S. Antarctic Program is shipped to the United States in an act of extreme recycling.

Coast Guard Withdraws Great Lakes Live Fire Plans
December 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday it was withdrawing plans to periodically close 2,500 square miles of the Great Lakes for live machine-gun firing exercises.

Kenyan Rangers Shoot Dead Somali Poacher
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - George Obulutsa, Reuters

Kenyan rangers have shot dead a notorious Somali poacher who plundered a game park for two decades and has killed 17 elephants and nine rhinos in the last five years, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Friday.

South Korean Team Produces Three Cloned Dogs
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A team of South Korean scientists once led by disgraced stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk said on Monday they had produced three cloned copies of a female Afghan hound.

Feds Want More Information about BP Pipeline Replacement Plan at Prudhoe Bay
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal regulators have ordered oil giant BP PLC to submit more details about its plans for replacing corroded pipelines at Prudhoe Bay, the nation's largest oil field.

EU States Give Formal Backing to New Chemicals Law
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

European Union governments gave their formal backing on Monday to a new law to reform the chemicals sector after EU lawmakers passed a compromise deal on the rules last week.

Biologists Hunt Invasive Pythons in Florida
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Todd Lewan, Associated Press

Critters that pythons find most delectable -- raccoons, possums, muskrats and native cotton rats -- are already under attack, as are birds such as the house wren, pied-billed grebe, white ibis and limpkin.

Climate Change Melts Kilimanjaro's Snows
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Rivers of ice at the Equator -- foretold in the 2nd century, found in the 19th -- are now melting away in this new century, returning to the realm of lore and fading photographs.

Herzog in Antarctica: An Easy Place to Make a Film
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Werner Herzog, who has made movies about grizzly bears in Alaska and a downed fighter pilot in Laos, just finished filming in Antarctica and one thing he wants to make clear: it was easy.

Pacific Fisheries Group Maintains Tuna Quotas
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An international group managing tuna stocks in the western and central Pacific Ocean has ruled that quotas for bigeye tuna catches in 2007 and 2008 should be maintained, Japanese media reported on Sunday.

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