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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.

Power Plants Seek Solutions to Mercury
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Designed by power company researchers, a new system called Toxecon prevents gaseous mercury from escaping into the atmosphere by mixing it with carbon, creating ash that is collected in the fabric bags and trucked to landfills.

Brown Bear Released in French Pyrenees Dies in Fall
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Slovenian brown bear, one of five released in the French Pyrenees earlier this year, has been found dead at the foot of a cliff after an apparent accident, authorities said on Sunday.

Thousands Search for India's Tigers
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Tens of thousands of forest workers are fanning out across India's jungles and national parks to count the country's endangered tigers, officials said on Friday.

Acid Rain Affects Large Swathes of China
August 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Acid rain caused by sulphur dioxide spewed from factories and power plants affected a third of China's vast land mass last year, posing a threat to food safety, Xinhua news agency said citing a parliamentary report.

Canadian Receives Stockholm Water Prize
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An Indian-born Canadian man received the US$150,000 (euro124,000) Stockholm Water Prize on Thursday.

Greenpeace and French Fishermen End Row over Tuna
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Jean-Francoiis Rosnoblet, Reuters

Greenpeace and angry French fishermen ended a confrontation outside the French port of Marseille on Thursday that had disrupted shipping and threatened to cut off an important oil terminal.

Italians Keep Tabs on Dead Bear's Mother
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press

Italian officials said Thursday that they will track a mother bear by satellite to keep her out of the trouble that led to her son's untimely death at the hands of hunters in Germany and caused an international uproar.

Worst Red Tide in Years Hits Puget Sound
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Curt Woodward, Associated Press

The worst red tide in perhaps a decade has shut down shellfish beds all along Puget Sound and prompted serious public health worries, state officials said Wednesday.

Philippines Hopes to Break World Record with Mass Tree-Planting
August 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took part Friday in a massive tree-planting campaign aimed at improving air quality in the Philippines while breaking a world record.

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