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China Orders End to Limits on Small Car Sales in Anti-Pollution Effort
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's government has ordered an end to restrictions on sales of smaller cars in an effort to clean up worsening smog and rein in surging oil use, state media said Thursday.

Expert Blames Dog Disease for Wolf Decline
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Most of the gray wolf pups born in Yellowstone National Park last year have died, a federal wolf expert says, and he believes a dog disease -- parvo virus -- may be behind the dramatic loss.

ENN Weekly: January 2nd - 6th
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN summarizes the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news January 2nd - 6th: Surprising 'King Kong' facts, canned tuna and mercury, the tell-tale scent of timber, and much more.

Capsule Containing Radioactive Metal Missing from Venezuelan Oil Facility
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A capsule containing a radioactive metal for industrial use is missing from a Venezuelan oil facility, authorities said Wednesday.

Group Remaps Some Tsunami Disaster Areas
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Pacific Northwest aid group has digitally remapped some villages that were reduced to rubble fields in the Indonesian province of Aceh.

China Water Company Wins Yellow River Pollution Suit
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The first lawsuit seeking compensation for pollution of China's second longest river has been successful, a state newspaper said on Wednesday, as Beijing faces a growing water crisis.

Idaho Wants to Use Copters to Track Wolves
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - John Miller, Associated Press

Idaho wants federal permission to put radio collars on wolves that have roamed the remote mountain region since their 1995 reintroduction.

General Electric Workers Sue Monsanto over PCBs
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Carey Gillam, Reuters

More than 500 General Electric Co. employees have sued Monsanto Co. along with two related companies, claiming they were exposed to toxic chemicals manufactured for decades by Monsanto.

Nations Debate Approaches to Greener Development
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Producers of half the world's "greenhouse" gases are angling for more private investment to create cleaner energy technologies and help slow global warming.

Researchers Explore Timber Aroma 'Tags'
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Timber researchers hope to create wood sniffers that could track lumber from forest to front-room furniture the way bloodhounds track criminals -- by their scent.

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