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Witnesses Say Bears Back in Switzerland
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bears may have returned to Switzerland, more than 100 years after disappearing from their Alpine habitat, according to eyewitnesses.

Canon Unveils Recycling Program to Consumers
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Imaging and copy giant Canon has announced a recycling program for its products. The recycling of used and obsolete electronic products is becoming an issue throughout the consumer and office electronics products industry.

Energy Compromise has Billions in Tax Breaks for Energy Companies, Cuts Conservation Support
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Lawmakers scaled back support for energy conservation and efficiency programs as part of a $11.5 billion tax package expected to be added Wednesday to a sweeping energy bill that Congress hopes to complete this week.

Australia, U.S. Plan New Emissions Pact as Alternative to Kyoto Protocol
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

The United States will join India, China and Australia in announcing a new pact to limit greenhouse gases as an alternative to the Kyoto Protocol, Australia's environment minister said Wednesday.

Researcher Trying to Breed Tropical Fish
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of New England researcher is working to breed a tropical aquarium fish in captivity in an effort to take pressure off fragile ecosystems in Southeast Asia that are being damaged by unsustainable harvesting of exotic fish species.

Study Warns California Will Need 40 Percent More Water in 25 Years
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

At current rates, California's thirst for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years, with much of the water used for landscaping, a new study warns.

Outsourcing Forests to India
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Aditi Tandon, The Times of India

Farmers in Maharashtra are all set to cash in on opportunities offered by carbon credit trading, a scheme aimed at setting the wheels in motion to reduce green-house gas (GHG) emissions globally, following the signing of the Kyoto Protocol by 141 countries.

Itochu to Create 'MOTTAINAI' Brand for Environment Conservation
July 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. said Tuesday it will create a new brand to support Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai's "MOTTAINAI (Don't Waste Resources)" campaign.

Blackberry Fungus Enters U.S., Hits Oregon
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press

A deadly fungus used to control the spread of unwanted varieties of blackberries overseas has landed in the United States, infecting numerous fields in Oregon, the capital of America's blackberry industry.

Saving Mali's Migratory Elephants
July 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Smithsonian Magazine

Mali's desert elephants migrate almost 300 miles in a year, as far as 35 miles in a day, all in pursuit of water. These elephants are "living on the edge, in the most extreme conditions," biologist Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, tells Smithsonian magazine. "Their survival depends on making good decisions."

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