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LRA Rebels Extend Ceasefire to Game Rangers in Congo
August 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Francis Kwera, Reuters

Ugandan rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo extended a ceasefire on Monday to include game rangers protecting endangered rhinos around their remote jungle base.

Fixing Leaks Can Avert World Water Woes, Expert Says
August 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Fixing leaky pipes in conurbations from Mexico City to New Delhi is a better way to avert water shortages as the world population grows than costly schemes such as dams, a leading expert said on Monday.

It Is Easier to Be Green, but Does It Matter?
August 22, 2006 12:00 AM - J.M. Hirsh, Associated Press

Looking to green up your life? You could commute in a hybrid, sip fair trade coffee, swaddle your tyke in organic cotton, and spend vacations saving rain forests, but would that really leave the world a better place? Or just thin your wallet?

Leading Canada Liberal Proposes Type of Carbon Tax
August 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The man often regarded as the front-runner in the race to head Canada's opposition Liberal Party, Michael Ignatieff, proposed Monday a modified carbon tax to try to limit climate change.

Ozone-Friendly Chemicals Lead to Warming
August 21, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Cool your home, warm the planet. When more than two dozen countries undertook in 1989 to fix the ozone hole over Antarctica, they began replacing chloroflourocarbons in refrigerators, air conditioners and hair spray.

Norway Whalers Land Only Half of Quota
August 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Norwegian whalers harpooned only half their quota of 1,052 minke whales in 2006, prompting hunt opponents to say that Norwegian demand for eating the meat had sunk.

Snake Harvest Threatens Cambodian Lake
August 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

Deep inside a flooded forest oozing with wildlife, Ly Vy pries another struggling creature from a gill net, whacks its head against the side of his skiff and adds it to a coiled heap that will add to the world's largest snake harvest.

Bacteria Warnings Hit N.H., Maine Coast
August 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Maine officials as of late July had issued more beach closures and advisories than they had for all of last summer. There were high bacteria counts at several southern Maine beaches even though the area did not get significant rainfall.

Singapore Turns to Biodiesel to Fight Rising Fuel Costs
August 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Jessica Jaganathan, Reuters

Singapore is well placed to develop a biodiesel industry as it has easy access to palm oil, a key biodiesel ingredient, from its neighbors Malaysia and Indonesia. Both countries together produce about 80 percent of the world's palm oil supply.

Grey Jays Hit by Warming as Birds' Freezer Fails
August 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Grey jay birds that store frozen food to help survive icy winters are dying out in parts of North America because global warming is rotting their hoards, a scientist said.

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