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Two Consortiums Bid for Construction of Bulgaria's Second Nuclear Plant
February 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bulgaria's government was expected Wednesday to announce the bids for construction of a euro2 billion (US$2.4 billion) nuclear plant.

Louisiana Governor Seeks More Royalties, Threatens to Block Offshore Leases
February 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Gov. Kathleen Blanco is demanding that the federal government give Louisiana more of the billions in royalties from oil and natural gas extracted off its coastlines.

Bush Plan to Help Climate, but No Green Conversion
February 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

President George W. Bush's call to break a U.S. addiction to oil is a step to curb global warming but does not herald conversion to a U.N.-led plan to slow climate change, experts said on Wednesday.

Normally a Big Chill, Canada Basks in Mild Winter
February 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcy Nicholson, Reuters

Warm and winter are two unlikely companion words that Canadians are using to describe record-breaking temperatures this year.

Elephant Sanctuary Rescues Abused Pachyderms
February 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two elephants explored their new sanctuary free of chains Tuesday, the first of four pairs to arrive as part of the most ambitious relocation effort ever mounted for abused pachyderms, organizers said.

Pigeons Get Backpacks for Air Pollution Monitoring
February 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A flock of pigeons fitted with mobile phone backpacks is to be used to monitor air pollution, New Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday.

Army Corps Keeps Plan for Spring Rise on Missouri River
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Sam Hananel, Associated Press

The Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it won't change plans to release extra water into the Missouri River this year, despite concerns the spring rise will put downstream farms and the barge industry at risk.

Washington Weather May Be Killing Seabirds
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The mass starvation deaths of murres on Tatoosh Island off the Olympic Peninsula may be due in part to unusual weather patterns along the West Coast, scientists say.

EPA Sets Perchlorate Cleanup Level
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Matt King, The Dispatch

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a federal cleanup level for perchlorate that is more than four times higher than California's public health goal for the contaminant.

Review Panel: Teflon Chemical a Likely Carcinogen
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Randall Chase, Associated Press

A chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon and other nonstick and stain-resistant products should be considered a "likely" carcinogen, according to an independent scientific review panel advising the EPA.

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