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Mud from Indonesian Oil Well Engulfs Key Road Again
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Heri Retnowati, Reuters

Foul-smelling mud oozing from an exploratory oil well in Indonesia has forced the partial closure of key toll road for the fifth time this month, officials said on Wednesday.

Scientists Pinpoint Polar Cataclysm Date
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press

A 30-mile maze canyons in Antarctica was carved out of bedrock by the catastrophic draining of subglacial lakes during global warming between 12 million and 14 million years ago, according to university researchers who warn a similar event today could have serious environmental consequences.

South Africa Arrests Two for White Rhino Poaching
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Two men posing as tourists booked into a South African lodge, drove off to view the wildlife -- and proceeded to shoot two endangered white rhino bulls and hack off their horns, officials said.

Inmates Shave Heads to Mop up Philippine Oil Spill
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Pedro Uchi, Reuters

Thousands of prisoners have been shaving their heads and chests to donate hair to help mop up the Philippines' worst oil spill, officials said on Wednesday.

Rebuild New Orleans Wetlands, Architect Suggests
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Peter Henderson, Reuters

New Orleans should embrace its watery environment and restore wetlands as it rebuilds, suggests a prize-winning architect hired to design a modernistic central park in the city's downtown.

Interior Secretary Says North Slope Drilling Is Safe, Will Proceed
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne declared after a helicopter tour that drilling will proceed in a North Slope region that has become the focus of a new dispute over Alaska oil drilling.

Green Wave Surges onto Pop Culture's Shores
August 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Goldfarb, Reuters

Environmental causes championed by scientists and watchdog groups are reaching wider audiences as they gain prominence in popular mainstream media.

Ethanol Turned Into Food-Grade Alcohol
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press

Now that ethanol has become common in gas tanks, two Iowa State University professors are working to get it into martini glasses.

Global Environment Fund Hears Warnings on Climate Change
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Climate change risks devastating South Africa's wine and fruit industries, the country's deputy president warned Tuesday at the opening of an international environment conference.

Indonesia Orders All Forest Fires Be Extinguished Before President's Visit to Singapore
August 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Indonesian government has ordered officials to extinguish dozens of illegally lit forest fires that have sent a blanket of smoke across Southeast Asia before the president visits Singapore next month, a senior official said Monday.

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