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Firefighters Back Off Ontario Industrial Blaze
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A large fire at a recycling plant in southwestern Ontario Tuesday raised pollution concerns and caused some 400 people to evacuate, while an industrial fire north of Montreal forced about 1,500 residents and workers to leave that area.

Global Warming Affects Hurricane Intensity, U.S. Study Shows
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters

Global warming is affecting the intensity of Atlantic hurricanes, according to a new study by a university professor in Florida who says his research provides the first direct link between climate change and storm strength.

Congressional Hearing to Look at BP Stewardship of Alaska Oil Field
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will look at BP's corrosion control practices for its oil-transit lines at Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, such as those involved in two spills this year before the partial shutdown last week of the sprawling oil field near the edge of the Arctic Ocean.

Israeli Zoo Animals Show Signs of Stress
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Delpine Mathieussent, Associated Press

The baboons got stressed, the lions got fat and zoo officials worry the antelopes might have heart attacks. After 34 days in indoor shelters, many of the animals at the Haifa Zoo got a breath of outdoor air -- if not a taste of freedom -- for the first time on Tuesday.

Philippines Battles Major Oil Spill, Fishermen Suffer
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Dolly Aglay, Reuters

Rescue workers battled on Wednesday to stop a huge oil spill from further polluting the central Philippine coastline as fishermen, smeared in the foul-smelling sludge, returned to shore with empty nets.

Blue Whale Ancestor Was No Gentle Giant, Report Claims
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A ferocious-looking fossil with sharp teeth found in Australia shows that ancestors of today's toothless blue whales were not all "gentle giants", a report said on Wednesday.

China Draws Line in Sand to End Pollution for Good
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

China will rigorously enforce limits on industrial pollution as it seeks to rein in rampant pollution and tame frenetic economic growth, the nation's top environment official said.

Rich Countries Like Poor Face Water Crisis
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Rich countries have to make drastic changes to policies if they are to avoid the water crisis that is facing poorer nations, the WWF environmental organisation said on Wednesday.

Public Doesn't Understand Global Warming
August 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Recently, my foundation conducted a focus group about global warming to see where people are at in their understanding of this complex and challenging problem. The results? Let's just say they were disconcerting, to say the least.

Bringing Back the Woolly Mammoth -- Maybe
August 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Descendants of extinct mammals like the giant woolly mammoth might one day walk the Earth again. It isn't exactly Jurassic Park, but Japanese researchers are looking at the possibility of using sperm from frozen animals to inseminate living relatives.

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