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Bush Marks Katrina Anniversary, Says Recovery Is Just Beginning
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Deb Reichmann, Associated Press

President Bush said Monday the huge job of rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina was just beginning a year after the massive storm but expressed hope that the $110 billion of help sent from Washington would be enough.

More Tropical Fish Sighted in Rhode Island Water
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An unusually large number of tropical fish have been spotted this summer in Rhode Island waters by divers, fishermen and environmentalists.

Pope Benedict XVI Urges Better Care for the Environment
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday urged better care for the environment, saying it was being endangered by lifestyle choices causing its deterioration.

Illegal Trade in 'Get Rich' Algae Expands Deserts
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison, Reuters

Facai (pronounced fa-tsai) is a blue-green algae that grows in the sandy semi-desert of western China, anchoring the fine soil in place and retaining moisture to support other plants in an area struggling to stop the desert expanding.

New Orleans Sets Storm Anniversary as Deadline for Home Gutting
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

New Orleans city officials have set Tuesday -- the storm's first anniversary -- as the deadline for homeowners to gut or otherwise clean up their properties.

Power Plants Seek Solutions to Mercury
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Designed by power company researchers, a new system called Toxecon prevents gaseous mercury from escaping into the atmosphere by mixing it with carbon, creating ash that is collected in the fabric bags and trucked to landfills.

Brown Bear Released in French Pyrenees Dies in Fall
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Slovenian brown bear, one of five released in the French Pyrenees earlier this year, has been found dead at the foot of a cliff after an apparent accident, authorities said on Sunday.

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.

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