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Virginia Center to Have Bioterror Surveillance
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is developing a national surveillance network that will look for evidence of bioterrorism in wild animals.

Bush Snubs Gore Film on Global Warming
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Hunt, Associated Press

Is President Bush likely to see Al Gore's documentary about global warming? "Doubt it," Bush said coolly Monday. But Bush should watch it, Gore shot back.

Penguins, Otters Returning to New Orleans
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nineteen African blackfooted penguins and two sea otters that were rescued from a New Orleans aquarium after Hurricane Katrina returned home Monday on a cargo flight donated by FedEx Corp.

Nuclear Power Splits EU Despite Common-Policy Bid
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

While the European Union attempts to form a common energy policy, one subject continues to divide: nuclear power.

Scientists Hunt Bird Flu in Alaska
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

The search for the first wild bird carrying a deadly flu virus to North America is under way on a lonely stretch of coastal salt marsh on the outskirts of Alaska's largest city.

Clinton Says Must 'Get off Our Butts' to Stop Warming
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Former President Bill Clinton said Saturday global warming is a greater threat to the future than terrorism and that the United States and other countries must "get off our butts" and do something about it.

Peru Prepares to Rule on Cleanup Extension Requested by U.S.-Owned Smelter
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Martin Mejia, Associated Press

Yanina Gabriel's son started kindergarten this year, but she says the prospects for his educational future are as bleak as this smoke-choked town that shares its air with a U.S.-owned metal smelter.

Australia May Develop Nuclear Power, Says Prime Minister Howard
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Prime Minister John Howard says he has an open mind on the development of nuclear power in Australia, which has 40 percent of the world's known reserves of uranium, and has called for a full debate on the issue.

Report Says Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a reduction in the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting gases, according to a team of Japanese scientists.

EU Says U.S., China Open to Global Emissions Trade
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

The European Union's environment chief said Friday the United States was open to discussing a global greenhouse gas emissions market, but the U.S. government said it remained opposed to mandatory caps on emissions as called for by the Kyoto Protocol.

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