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Bill to Curb Greenhouse Gases Poses Dilemma for Schwarzenegger
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Reuters

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to position himself as a leader on climate change while maintaining support from business leaders has created an election-year dilemma that threatens to undermine his environmental credentials.

BP Alaska Woes Could Hurt ANWR Drilling, Greens Say
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

A leaky pipeline at BP Plc's Prudhoe Bay oilfield gives fodder to environmental groups opposed to drilling in the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and they say it will be harder for drilling supporters to convince Congress to open the area to energy companies.

In Warmer World, Even Inuit Buy Air Conditioners
August 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Better known for building igloos during hunts on the polar ice, Inuit in the village of Kuujjuaq in Quebec, Canada, are installing 10 air conditioners for about 25 office workers.

More Than 100 Forest Fires Rage in Northwest Spain
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Harold Heckle, Associated Press

Emergency services were fighting 110 forest fires on Wednesday in wooded areas of northwest Spain, many started deliberately, officials said. The fires have charred around 10,000 hectares of forest and scrubland

Feds Agree to Review Rare Nevada Butterfly
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press

Federal officials agreed Tuesday to conduct a yearlong review of whether a rare Nevada butterfly at one of the largest sand dunes in the West should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Killing Pumas Doesn't Lessen Attacks on Man, Study Shows
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

Sport hunting of mountain lions in the American West does not reduce the number of attacks by the animals, also called cougars and pumas, against man and livestock, said a study released Tuesday.

Federal Court Rejects Nevada's Objections to Yucca Mountain Waste Transport Plan
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Nevada was dealt a blow in its effort to avoid a radioactive waste dump Tuesday as a federal appeals court turned aside arguments against transportation plans.

BP Pipeline Woes Preventable, Environmentalists Say
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The shutdown of BP's Alaska pipeline came as no surprise to environmentalists, who said Tuesday that oil companies have failed for years to adequately safeguard Alaska's wilderness.

Penguins Corralled on Texas Highway after Accident
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Twenty-one penguins were rescued on a hot east Texas highway Tuesday after a truck carrying the wildlife to a temporary home south of Houston overturned, said a state trooper.

Washington Abuzz with Arrival of Snow Leopard Cub
August 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Sandra Maler, Reuters

Washington diplomatic circles were abuzz Tuesday with the imminent arrival of a new foreign dignitary -- an orphaned snow leopard from Pakistan.

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