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Ontario Government Criticizes U.S. Plans to Ease Air Pollution Rules
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

The Ontario government filed a complaint with the U.S. EPA, criticizing proposals they believe will lead to more pollution on the Canadian side of the border from coal-burning power plants in the U.S. Midwest.

Development May Spread Old Pesticides
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Development of former farmland can disturb pesticides spread nearly a century ago and contaminate nearby water sources, according to a study by researchers at Dartmouth College.

Colombian Air Force Bombs Rebels in Nature Reserve
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Hugh Bronstein, Reuters

Colombian aircraft bombed leftist rebels in one of the country's biggest nature reserves after attacks on police guarding workers ripping out plants used to make cocaine, the air force said Thursday.

Groups Sue Feds Over Colorado River Fish
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press

Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday, saying it has failed to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River.

Commercial Whaling Resumption Possible, Australia Says
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Anti-whaling nations will struggle to stop a resumption of commercial whaling when the International Whaling Commission votes on the issue in June, Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell said on Thursday.

Baja California Governor Sees Dangers in U.S. Stance on Canal Dispute
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Baja California Gov. Eugenio Elorduy accused the U.S. government Thursday of inaction on a controversial border canal project, warning of a political backlash in Mexico if this country fails to act.

EPA Launches Effort to Reduce Emissions
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Matt Sedensky, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency launched an effort Thursday to reduce emissions in a string of central states, in part through voluntary corporate changes.

Farmers, Others Sue USDA over Monsanto GMO Alfalfa
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Carey Gillam, Reuters

A coalition of farmers, consumers and environmental activists Thursday sued the U.S. government over its approval of a biotech alfalfa that critics say will spell havoc for farmers and the environment."

South Africa Postpones Elephant Cull Plan
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The South African government has postponed a controversial proposal to resume culling elephants from Kruger National Park where overcrowding is causing problems, a leading conservation scientist said.

Greenland Glaciers Disappearing More Quickly, Study Says
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Greenland's glaciers are dumping more than twice as much ice into the Atlantic Ocean now as 10 years ago because glaciers are sliding off the land more quickly, researchers said Thursday.

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