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U.N. Environmental Conference in Brazil Ends with Few Advances
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

A U.N.-sponsored environmental conference ended Friday with disappointment for environmentalists who saw the contentious issue over how to compensate indigenous communities for genetic resources shelved until 2010.

Americans Willing to Fight Global Warming
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An overwhelming majority of Americans think they can help reduce global warming and are willing to make the sacrifices that are needed, according to a new poll.

Global Warming Unstoppable, but Still Chance to Stop Major Disasters, Scientists Say
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

A British conference on "avoiding dangerous climate change" last year concluded that a rise of just 3 degrees would likely lead to some catastrophic events, especially the melting of the Greenland's polar ice.

Tanzanian Vice President Announces Ban on Plastic Bags and Other Environmental Measures
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Sukhdev Chhatbar, Associated Press

Tanzania's government has banned plastic bags and containers, ordered people to stop farming and logging on Africa's highest mountain, among other environmental measures, the vice president said.

Debate over Delisting Yellowstone-Area Grizzlies Splits Scientists
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The government's call to remove federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park has sparked sharp debate among some of the country's leading bear experts, who are divided over whether the bear population has recovered enough.

Twenty-One Senators Press EPA on Emissions Standards
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Twenty-one senators called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to let California implement stricter restrictions on vehicle emissions, which other states could then enact.

Farmers Putting Own Cash into Anti-Pollution Measures
April 3, 2006 12:00 AM - James Hannah, Associated Press

Many farmers are putting more of their own money into anti-pollution and conservation measures -- upgrading storage tanks, building dikes and planting grass barriers to absorb and filter soil and chemicals that runoff water can carry from the farm.

Humble Goldfish Make Splash for LA River Project
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

They're only two humble goldfish but their four-week adventure has captured more attention than years of efforts to beautify the trash-strewn concrete channel otherwise known as the Los Angeles River.

Coeur d'Alene Alaska Gold Mine Permit Reinstated
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday reinstated a permit needed for the construction of a gold mine north of Juneau, but environmentalists plan to fight the decision to allow waste to flow into a natural alpine lake.

Scientists Scramble to Find Alternatives to Banned Pesticide
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

The deadline for the United States and 32 other industrialized countries to stop using methyl bromide was Jan. 1, 2005, but the U.N. agreed to allow "critical exemptions" on a few crops.

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