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Sri Lanka to Rehab Unruly Elephants
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press

Some of Sri Lanka's wildest, most destructive elephants could get reprieves from possible death sentences -- but they will have to spend some time in rehab first.

Rare American Chestnut Trees Discovered
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

A stand of American chestnut trees that somehow escaped a blight that killed off nearly all their kind in the early 1900s has been discovered along a hiking trail not far from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House at Warm Springs.

Gore in Movie Campaign to Protect Earth
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Thomas Ferraro, Reuters

Al Gore brushes aside talk of another run for the U.S. presidency and wages a new campaign to protect the Earth that he says must be won.

ENN Weekly: May 15th - 19th
May 19, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news May 15th - 19th: African glaciers, tropical coffee forests, plug-in hybrids, Alaskan reefs, and much more.

Louisiana's 'Gators Appear to Have Weathered Storms
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Jones, Reuters

It has been a tough nine months for Louisiana's alligators, what with two major hurricanes wreaking havoc on their swampy habitat, then scant rainfall to dilute the saltwater that gushed inland.

Climate Expert to Lead Talks on Extending Kyoto Deal
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A U.N. conference picked a veteran Maltese climate expert on Wednesday to lead talks about how to overcome deep policy splits on global warming and extend the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012.

China to Fine Movie Crew for Damaging Environment
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China will fine the crew of the country's most expensive movie, "The Promise" by Oscar-nominated director Chen Kaige, for damaging the environment in an area of outstanding natural beauty, state media said on Wednesday.

Democrats Offer Plan to Cut U.S. Oil Import Reliance
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

Senate Democrats Wednesday offered a plan to cut U.S. oil import dependence 40 percent by 2020 by requiring more use of alternative motor vehicle fuels like ethanol.

House Approves Bill to Speed Logging in Burned Forests
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

The House on Wednesday approved a bill to speed up the logging of burned forests and planting of new trees after storms and wildfires.

India Eyes Chinese Help to Protect Tigers
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Krittivas Mukherjee, Reuters

Chinese help is critical to protect India's tiger population and Beijing needs to curb the market for big cat skins and body parts, a leading Indian conservation official said on Wednesday.

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