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Fugitive Bear Hit by Car in Southern Germany
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A fugitive brown bear who has been wandering southern Germany and Austria was hit by a car but apparently not seriously hurt, an official with an environmental group said Thursday.

Whale Carcass Found in Central Alaska, 1,000 Miles from Its Ocean Habitat
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Scientists are mystified at the carcass of a young beluga whale found in a river in central Alaska, nearly 1,000 miles from its natural ocean habitat.

Millions of People Die Annually from Preventable Environmental Causes
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Filthy drinking water, mosquitoes and other avoidable menaces kill 13 million people a year, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Myth that Green Protection Hits Economy, UNEP Says
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

The world must lay to rest a "myth" that protecting the environment harms economic growth, the new head of the U.N. Environment Programme said on Thursday.

Japan Unsure of Pro-Whaling Majority at Meeting
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Christie, Reuters

Japan is unsure whether it has the votes to start chipping away at a two-decade-old ban on commercial whaling, a Japanese official said on the eve a global whaling group's annual meeting.

Thawing Permafrost Could Unleash Tons of Carbon
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Ancient roots and bones locked in long-frozen soil in Siberia are starting to thaw, and have the potential to unleash billions of tons of carbon and accelerate global warming, scientists said Thursday.

Foreign Oil Woes Drive Trend toward Deepwater Drilling
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Steve Quinn, Associated Press

With improved technology and climbing global oil prices, U.S. companies are spending billions developing deepwater oil fields the Interior Department says will substantially boost Gulf production.

ENN Weekly: June 12th - 16th
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news June 12th - 16th: A Hawaiian monument, a pesticide phase-out, thawing permafrost, polar bear cannibalism, and much more.

China Orders Cities to Restore Bicycle Lanes Lost to Car Boom
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Chinese cities that destroyed bike lanes to widen roads for cars or new buildings are being ordered to put the pathways back, the government said Thursday amid efforts to battle the choking smog and traffic brought on by booming car use.

Environmentalists Ask Judge to Stop Logging in Burned-over Section of National Forest
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Environmentalists asked a federal judge Wednesday to temporarily block logging in a remote, burned-over section of a national forest that was purchased last week in the first such sale since the Bush administration eased logging restrictions.

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