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Indian Court Allows 'Toxic' Ship to Drop Anchor
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

India's Supreme Court on Monday allowed a former cruise liner that environmental activists say contains toxic asbestos to enter Indian waters, but said it could only be scrapped once it was declared safe.

Nigeria's Oil Delta Faces Escalation of Violence
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Estelle Shirbon, Reuters

Gunmen storm an oil rig 40 miles offshore in the dead of night and capture eight foreign workers. Hostages are held in remote creeks for 38 days. Militants use mobile phones to blow up a car bomb at an army barracks.

China Says Pollution Will Worsen with Economic Boom
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Lindsay Beck, Reuters

China's drive for economic growth is in direct conflict with efforts to safeguard the environment, the government warned on Monday, and degradation is worsening despite official efforts to curb pollution.

On Beyond Organic -- States Vs. Feds: Food Policy
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

While the federal government drags its heels and pays lip service to important food and health issues, state lawmakers and activists are having a major impact by addressing problems locally.

U.N. Warns of Conflict Risk from Growth of Deserts
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Hamid Ould Ahmed, Reuters

The United Nations used World Environment Day on Monday to warn that the growth of deserts was a growing obstacle to ending poverty and a threat to peace.

London Celebrates Environment Day with World's Longest Clothesline
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Environmentalists hung 113,000 feet (34,400 meters) of laundry out to dry in Trafalgar Square on Monday, part of a multi-agency effort on U.N. World Environment Day to protest British reliance on energy-sapping dryers.

Exxon Pushes Kinder, Gentler Face to Win Hearts
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Deepa Babington, Reuters

Never one to hog the popularity rankings since the 1989 Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest public oil company, has for years dealt with a barrage of criticism.

Brazil OKs Paving Amazon Road on Environment Day
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the green light Monday to paving a controversial road through the Amazon rainforest, benefiting farmers and worrying environmentalists.

Black Sea Summit Opens in Romanian Capital
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Alison Mutler, Associated Press

Leaders of Black Sea countries met on Monday for a summit aimed at combatting the region's drug- and people-smuggling networks, finding ways of tackling pollution and discussing alternative energy routes.

Mexico's 'Green Wall' Preserves, Protects Rio Grande
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Mexico is creating an environmental reserve about 30 feet wide and 600 miles long on the Texas border, a "green wall" to protect the Rio Grande from the roads and staging areas that smugglers use to ferry drugs and migrants across the frontier.

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