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U.N. Scheme to Save One Billion Tonnes of Greenhouse Gas
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A U.N. scheme to promote renewable energy use in poor nations is growing sharply and will axe emissions of greenhouse gases by more than a billion tonnes by 2012, the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat said on Friday.

Eagles from Maryland Helping to Establish Population in Vermont
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

A circling bald eagle overhead is the only sign there are babies in the nest 65 feet up a loblolly pine tree. Biologist Craig Koppie isn't sure what he'll find in the nest until he climbs, peers inside and shouts down the good news -- "Triplets!"

Japan Tries to Cut Down on Plastic Bags
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

The mega-packaging keeps your food hot, your drink cool and your newspaper clean, but environmentalists say it also creates a mountain of plastic waste that fouls the air, pollutes the oceans and contributes to global warming.

Wyoming Antelope Heading to Mexico
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Some Wyoming antelope are bound for sunny Mexico. Wildlife biologists have captured dozens of pronghorns at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne for transport to Mexico, where some herds are near extinction.

Brazilian Police Crack Down on Illegal Logging in Amazon Rain Rorest
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Police arrested 28 people suspected of operating an illegal logging ring in Brazil's Amazon rain forest and were looking for 46 more, officials said.

Feds Propose Habitat for Puget Sound Orcas
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

Federal officials have proposed designating nearly all of northwest Washington's inland waters -- about 2,500 square miles -- as critical habitat for killer whales, the first major development since the creatures were listed as endangered last year.

Shrinking Dead Sea Faces Fight to Survive
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Tali Caspi, Reuters

Too salty to sustain life, the Dead Sea is a draw for tourists who come to float in its greasy-feeling buoyant brine. Devotees also believe its waters and the mud at the margins are good for the skin.

Canada Wrests Oil from Sands, but at What Cost?
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Wojtek Dabrowski, Reuters

Mining the earth for molasses-like bitumen that can be turned to oil involves clearing vast swaths of land, stripping off layers of soil and digging out lake-sized holes with giant shovels that scoop up to 56 cubic yards of material a swing.

Gore's Warming-to-Disease Link Seen Too Strong
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Former Vice President Al Gore based his new documentary film mostly on sound science, but he may have linked climate change too strongly to the spread of disease, the president of the National Academy of Sciences said Thursday.

Chicken Farmers to Try Trees to Cut Odors
June 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

University researchers found that planting trees around chicken houses can reduce odor. A $52,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay for a full-time employee and equipment to start planting trees by next spring.

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