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Feds Reject Petition to List Spotted Owl
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday rejected a petition to list the California spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act, saying the population is stable and programs that prevent forest wildfires will allow it to thrive.

Desalination Plant Planned for London Would Increase Carbon Emissions, Mayor Tells Inquiry
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

London's mayor, who has refused permission for a River Thames desalination plant, says the installation would increase carbon emissions while failing to meet London's water needs, the mayor's lawyers said Tuesday at a public inquiry.

First Bavarian Bear in 170 Years Returns to Austria
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The first wild bear seen in Bavaria in 170 years is believed to have returned to Austria after authorities gave hunters the green light to shoot the rampaging beast, the state's ministry said on Tuesday.

Clinton Seeks 'Revolution' to Cut U.S. Oil Imports
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton, a possible presidential candidate in 2008, called Tuesday for measures to halve U.S. oil imports by 2025 through conservation and developing alternative energy sources.

Australian Study Says Global Warming Speeding Up
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Global warming could be happening faster than scientists had previously thought and weather extremes such as heatwaves could become common, an Australian government report said on Tuesday.

UN Conference Shies from Rewriting UN Fishing Pact
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Irwin Arieff, Reuters

A U.N. conference reviewing a 1995 treaty aimed at protecting dwindling fish stocks on the high seas is unlikely to try to toughen the pact this year because it is still too new, the meeting chairman said Tuesday.

Environmental Group Sues Government over Gas Mileage Rules
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

An environmental group sued the Bush administration Tuesday over new rules to boost gas mileage requirements for sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, saying the regulations do not go far enough.

Study Says Oregon Power Plant Spreads Haze
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new federal study shows that a coal-burning power plant in Eastern Oregon causes pollution in 10 protected parks and wilderness areas in three states.

Sand Can Be Polluted Even with Clean Water
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Beach sand can be teeming with bacteria even when the ocean water is clean, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Rocky Mountain Elk Plan May Cost $18 Million
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 20-year plan to thin the burgeoning elk herd in Rocky Mountain National Park could cost $18 million to kill some animals and disperse others, park officials said.

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