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Indonesia Orders All Forest Fires Be Extinguished Before President's Visit to Singapore
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Indonesian government has ordered officials to extinguish dozens of illegally lit forest fires that have sent a blanket of smoke across Southeast Asia before the president visits Singapore next month, a senior official said Monday.

Bolivia Revokes Concessions in National Parks
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Bolivian President Evo Morales stepped up his nationalization campaign Saturday by announcing the withdrawal of energy and forestry concessions inside some 20 national parks.

EU Tells Carmakers to Do More to Cut Carbon Dioxide Emissions
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union warned carmakers Tuesday that it will introduce legislation to enforce cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, if the industry does not work harder to meet voluntary pollution-cutting targets.

South Africa Urged to Make 2010 World Cup 'Green'
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press

South Africa should follow Germany's example and make sure the 2010 World Cup is as "green" as possible, senior international environment officials said Monday.

Hydrogen Power System Unveiled in Maine
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Jerry Harkavy, Associated Press

A $250,000 demonstration project that produces hydrogen energy to provide backup lighting and warmth at the Chewonki Foundation's environmental education center was hailed at its unveiling Monday as the first of its kind in the nation.

Bush Marks Katrina Anniversary, Says Recovery Is Just Beginning
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Deb Reichmann, Associated Press

President Bush said Monday the huge job of rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina was just beginning a year after the massive storm but expressed hope that the $110 billion of help sent from Washington would be enough.

More Tropical Fish Sighted in Rhode Island Water
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An unusually large number of tropical fish have been spotted this summer in Rhode Island waters by divers, fishermen and environmentalists.

Pope Benedict XVI Urges Better Care for the Environment
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday urged better care for the environment, saying it was being endangered by lifestyle choices causing its deterioration.

Illegal Trade in 'Get Rich' Algae Expands Deserts
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison, Reuters

Facai (pronounced fa-tsai) is a blue-green algae that grows in the sandy semi-desert of western China, anchoring the fine soil in place and retaining moisture to support other plants in an area struggling to stop the desert expanding.

New Orleans Sets Storm Anniversary as Deadline for Home Gutting
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

New Orleans city officials have set Tuesday -- the storm's first anniversary -- as the deadline for homeowners to gut or otherwise clean up their properties.

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