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Indonesia Opposition Upset over Helipad for Bush
November 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The construction of a helipad in Indonesia's famed botanical gardens for an upcoming visit by U.S. President George W. Bush will damage protected plants, an opposition party said on Tuesday.

Nairobi Talks to Seek Wider Fight on Warming
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

European nations will try to push the United States and developing countries to get more involved in a U.N.-led fight against global warming beyond 2012 at 189-nation talks opening in Nairobi on Monday.

Study Predicts Hotter, Drier Australia
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Australia's climate is now permanently hotter and drier, and the country faces major temperature rises and significantly less rainfall by 2070, scientists said on Monday.

Tidal Energy Companies Staking Claims
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

In the quest for oil-free power, a handful of small companies are staking claims on the boundless energy of the rising and ebbing sea.

Indonesia Forest Fires, Attacks Kill 1,000 Orangutans
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

About 1,000 orangutans are estimated to have died in Indonesia during the dry season this year in which raging forest fires have produced thick smoke across huge areas of Southeast Asia, a conservationist said on Monday.

Africa Needs Help to Win Clean Energy Investment
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Wangui Kanina, Reuters

Africa lacks the capacity and projects to attract the levels of investment in clean energy seen in other parts of the world, Kenya's environment minister said on Sunday.

Dolphin May Have 'Remains' of Legs
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Japanese researchers said Sunday that a bottlenose dolphin captured last month has an extra set of fins that could be the remains of hind legs, a discovery that may provide further evidence that ocean-dwelling mammals once lived on land.

N.J. Complex's Lawns Get Recycled Water
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Gold, Associated Press

As in other retirement villages, the yards of the Homestead at Mansfield boast lush grass and clipped shrubs. But unlike the lawns of any other community in New Jersey, they will soon be kept green by recycled toilet water.

Plastic Trash Vortex Menaces Pacific Sealife
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Old toothbrushes, beach toys and used condoms are part of a vast vortex of plastic trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, threatening sea creatures that get tangled in it, eat it or ride on it, a new report says.

Public Split on New Snowmobile Plan
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Erin DeMuth, Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Cheers and jeers, delight and outrage. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has been getting some of each since it unveiled a new Adirondack Snowmobile Plan in mid-October.

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