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Canada's Harper Under Fire for Cean Air Plan
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Louise Egan, Reuters

Canada's Conservative government tried to deflect criticism Wednesday that its environmental plan may actually permit greenhouse gas emissions to increase, contrary to the country's Kyoto commitments.

Tissue Manufacturers Get Poor Environmental Marks
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Major tissue and toilet paper manufacturers received failing environmental grades from the conservation group WWF on Wednesday for not doing enough to prove their timber comes from sustainable sources.

Study Shows Earth Wobbles Linked to Mammal Extinctions
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wobbles or variations in the Earth's orbit and tilt are associated with extinctions of rodent and mammalian species, Dutch scientists said on Wednesday.

Targeted Vaccination Could Save Endangered Species
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Targeted vaccination against rabies and other infectious diseases could save from extinction threatened animals such as the Ethiopian wolf, the world's most endangered member of the dog family.

Home Wind Turbines Turn Fashionable in Britain
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Oliver Bullough, Reuters

A mere breath of a breeze disturbs the quiet of autumn in south London and the wind turbine on the gable of Donnachadh McCarthy's home turns lazily.

Study Shows Africa Dust May Hamper Hurricanes
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Dust storms swirling out of Africa's Sahara Desert may help reduce hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean, a new study suggests. The findings aren't conclusive, but researchers led by Amato T. Evan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that years with more African dust had fewer tropical storms and years with less dust had more storms.

Hooded Seal Returned to the Wild
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A young seal that has been receiving medical treatment after being found dehydrated and with a bellyful of sand this summer was returned to the wild Tuesday.

Canada's Harper Says Environment Plan in Works
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday his government is ready to launch a new attack on air pollution, but has yet to work out the details of its battle plan.

Poor Weather Forces Alaska Pipeline, Prudhoe Bay Offline
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

The nation's largest oil field and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline were shut down Tuesday after poor weather at both ends of the 800-mile pipeline caused havoc.

Coast Guard Defends Plan for Live Fire Exercises at Great Lakes
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - David N. Goodman, Associated Press

The U.S. Coast Guard's proposal to periodically close 2,500 square miles (6,400 square kilometers) of the Great Lakes for live machine-gun firing exercises is vital to maintaining its ability to protect America, commanders said Tuesday.

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