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Alaska Regulators Push Tighter Rules after BP Leaks
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Alaska regulators Wednesday defended their oversight of BP Plc, but advocated tighter rules after leaks forced the British oil giant to shut down 12 oil wells this week.

Hungary PM Declines Greenpeace Offer of Land
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hungary's prime minister has declined an offer by an environmental group of one square metre (10 sq ft) of land in neighbouring Romania to entice him into joining protests against an open-cast gold mine in the area.

Britain May OK Pollution 'Points' Trades
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Gardiner, Associated Press

Britain may require individuals to limit the carbon dioxide they produce to combat global warming -- and permit energy-savers to profit by selling their carbon allowances, the environment secretary said Wednesday.

Scientists Want Global Body to Conserve Biodiversity
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Scientists warned on Wednesday that the world is on the brink of a major biodiversity crisis and called for the creation of an international body to advise governments on how to protect the planet's ecosystems.

To Move Trash Out, New York City Dumps Trucks for Barges
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Sara Kugler, Associated Press

After years of squabbling over how to move mountains of trash out of New York, the city has dumped its system of trucks and approved a plan to ship it away on barges.

Camera Now Tracks Alaska Brown Bears
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Only a lucky few are allowed each summer to get up close and personal with the McNeil River bears, but now they have a much bigger audience thanks to a remote camera trained on their every move.

China Vegetables to Get Olympic Identity Codes
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

In an attempt to ensure food safety during the 2008 Olympics, Beijing is to give every cabbage, carrot and pea pod its own identity number and file, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday.

Hired Guns Aim to Confuse
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Al Gore once told me that to get politicians to listen, you have to engage the people first. The former vice president is attempting to do just that this summer with his critically acclaimed global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." But he's up against some pretty powerful opponents.

Japan Plans 30-Year Supercomputer Forecasts
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Hans Greimel, Associated Press

Japan is planning ultra long-range 30-year weather forecasts that will predict typhoons, storms, blizzards, droughts and other inclement weather, an official said Tuesday.

New Opening Date for Yucca Mountain Waste Dump Is 2017
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The Energy Department has a new opening date for the long-delayed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada: March 31, 2017. That's 19 years late.

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