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China Giant Panda Sanctuary Put on UN Heritage List
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Darius James Ross, Reuters

A bamboo-covered mountainous sanctuary in China which houses nearly a third of the world's last remaining giant pandas was on Wednesday added to the U.N. World Heritage List.

Group Files Lawsuit to Prevent New Grazing Rules
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

A conservationist group is asking a federal court to block new grazing regulations that it contends would give ranchers more water rights and control over public lands.

EU Proposes Tougher Rules on Pesticides
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Commission proposed stricter rules Wednesday to regulate the use of pesticides including mandatory record-keeping of their use by farmers and a ban on aerial spraying.

Greenpeace Warns Drift Nets Threatening Mediterranean Marine Life
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The environmental group Greenpeace urged Mediterranean countries on Wednesday to crack down on drift net fishing, warning the illegal practice was threatening marine life.

Gore Praises Wal-Mart for Sustainability Plans
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Kabel, Associated Press

Former Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday praised Wal-Mart for a newfound focus on environmental sustainability, saying the retailer showed there is no conflict between the environment and the economy.

'Ferocious Fossils' Found in Australia
July 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Before there were cuddly koalas, hoards of flesh-eating kangaroos, "demon ducks," and marsupial lions roamed Australia's Outback, according to recent fossil discoveries by paleontologists.

Injured China Panda in Blood Plasma Alert
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese vets are seeking panda plasma to donate to a giant panda found with a fractured skull and broken legs, probably after a fall into a ravine, state media said on Wednesday.

EU's Barroso Urges G8 to Agree on Energy, Africa
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

G8 leaders must sign up to principles on energy security and renew their commitment to fight climate change and help Africa at a meeting this weekend, the head of the European Union executive said on Tuesday.

New Assessment of Dioxin Cancer Risk Needed
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The cancer risk from the chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- needs to be reassessed by the EPA before it sets a new standard for cleanup, a scientific panel reported Tuesday.

Santiago's Killer Smog is Getting Worse Again
July 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Fiona Ortiz, Reuters

Chile's capital, home to some of Latin America's foulest air, is losing ground in its battle against pollution after hard-won gains in the 1990s.

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