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Elephants Drive Hundreds of Bangladeshis onto Boats
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hundreds of villagers have taken refuge on boats in Bangladesh after their homes were destroyed by a herd of rampaging elephants, local officials said on Wednesday.

Scientists Urge G8 Not to Ignore Global Warming
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

World leaders must not allow concern for energy security to distract them from taking promised action on global warming, top world scientists said on Wednesday.

Chinese Officials Rush to Clean River Polluted by Tons of Coal Tar
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexa Olesen, Associated Press

Cleanup crews in northern China were scrambling Thursday to absorb 60 tons of toxic coal tar accidentally dumped into a river before it reaches a reservoir serving a city of 10 million, state media said.

Wildfires Burn More than 20,000 Acres across Arizona
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Strong winds thwarted efforts Wednesday to battle several wildfires that have burned more than 20,000 acres across the rain-deprived state of Arizona.

Northwest Hawaiian Islands to Get Monument Status
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands -- remnants of extinct submerged volcanoes far from Waikiki -- will become a vast U.S. national monument and nature sanctuary, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

Chemicals Harming Polar Bears, Belugas, Seals
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Toxic chemicals are harming Arctic animals including polar bears, beluga whales, seals and seabirds, the environmental group WWF said on Thursday.

Greenpeace Ship Barred from Caribbean Whale Venue
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Christie, Reuters

A ship used by environmental group Greenpeace to confront Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean has been refused permission to dock in the Caribbean island state of St. Kitts and Nevis, where a global whaling group will meet this week.

Conservationists Get Rare Glimpse of Borneo Rhino
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The first photograph of a member of a nearly extinct species of rhinoceros has been taken in the remote rainforests of Borneo, conservationists said on Wednesday.

South Carolina Scientists Find New Shark Species
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new genetically distinct species of hammerhead shark, the ninth recognized species of hammerhead, has been discovered off the South Carolina coast, scientists say.

African Leaders Pledge Farming Green Revolution
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Estelle Shirbon, Reuters

African leaders recommended on Tuesday scrapping taxes on fertilisers as one of 12 key measures to foster a "Green Revolution" in farming and reduce hunger in the poorest continent.

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