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Canada Backs Breakaway Six-Nation Climate Group
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada's new Conservative government, which is openly skeptical about the Kyoto climate change protocol, said Tuesday it backs a breakaway group of six nations that favor a voluntary approach to cutting emissions of greenhouse gases.

Make Room for the River: Restoring the Danube Delta
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Andreas Beckmann, WWF International

Swollen by heavy rain and melting snow, the Danube River — Europe’s second longest river behind the Volga — hit its highest level in Romania in 111 years in April, swamping ports and thousands of hectares of farmland.

Eco-Friendly Belize Wary of Oil Fever
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Mica Rosenberg, Reuters

Some worry that Belize's reputation as a pristine tourist haven -- with its barrier reef declared a world heritage site by the United Nations -- could be ruined by further oil exploration.

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Unprecedented Water Charter
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Steven K. Paulson, Associated Press

Hoping to end Colorado's in-state battles over scarce water, a House committee has approved an unprecedented charter for compacts between users in different river basins meant to bring together groups ranging from fishermen to farmers.

U.S. Audit Cites Agency Fights, Indecision for Everglades Delay
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A project to restore water flows for marshes and prairies in Everglades National Park has mushroomed in cost and suffered delays because of government indecision and inability to communicate, a new federal audit has concluded.

Shrinking Alpine Glacier Points to Snowless Future for Swiss Mountain Resorts
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Sam Cage, Associated Press

A 2005 study by the European Union's environment agency said Alpine glaciers lost about 10 percent of their ice during the summer of 2003, and predicted three-quarters of Switzerland's glaciers would disappear by 2050 if current trends continued unchanged.

When Home is a Blighted Land: Tales from Chernobyl
April 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Olena Horodetska, Reuters

Olga Rudchenko was among 200,000 residents evacuated after an explosion ripped through the Chernobyl nuclear power station on April 26, 1986 in the world's worst nuclear accident. She and her husband, Andriy, defied a government ban and returned 12 years ago to live on contaminated land.

Students in England Show off European Project to Design Two-Seat, Three-Wheel Concept Car
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Suevon Lee, Associated Press

Students at the University of Bath in western England, who on Monday unveiled the prototype of the CLEVER (Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport), hope that it represents a greener future for transport.

Dam Researcher among Environmental Prize Winners
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Chinese researcher who prompted officials to give greater thought to building dams and an activist who exposed timber plunder in Liberia were two of six recipients Monday of one of the world's most prominent environmental awards.

Global Warming Behind Record 2005 Storms, U.S. Expert Says
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Thom Akeman, Reuters

A leading U.S. government storm researcher said Monday that the record hurricane season last year can be attributed to global warming.

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