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Whalers May Take Step to End Hunting Ban, Whaling Commissioner Says
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Whaling nations Japan, Norway and Iceland may take a step towards ending a 20-year moratorium on hunting at an international meeting in mid-June, Norway's top whaling official said on Thursday.

Treasury Nominee Brings New Views on Environment to Bush
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Henry Paulson may find the tightrope he'll be walking as President Bush's Treasury secretary will span a wider gulf than in his current twin jobs as chairman of Goldman Sachs and The Nature Conservancy.

U.S. Government Sees 'Smooth Transition' to Cleaner Diesel
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

U.S. oil refiners and fuel importers should not have problems meeting new federal clean air rules that kicked in on Thursday requiring a much lower sulfur content in diesel fuel, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

Emissions Grow, Temperatures Rise, Talks Advance as Globe Confronts Warming
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Britain and Sweden are on target for reducing global-warming gases, but other countries will have to toughen policies and rely on "carbon trading" to achieve their Kyoto Protocol goals by 2012, says a new U.N. report.

Stick up for Chickens, U.S. Animal Activists Say
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Jill Serjeant, Reuters

Animal welfare groups are using the expected arrival of bird flu in the United States to step up long-running campaigns against large chicken and egg factory farms and persuade more Americans to stop eating meat.

ENN Weekly: May 29th - June 2nd
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news May 29th - June 2nd: Yellowstone air quality, whalers against whaling, the quest for energy alternatives, a tropical Arctic, and much more.

Funds Running Dry on World Environment Day -- A Guest Commentary
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - James P. Leape, WWF International, and Jean-Michel Severino, AFD

If there is one day on the calendar that is meant to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and spurn political action, it would be World Environment Day, which has been commemorated every year on June 5th since its inception by the United Nations in 1972.

Funds Running Dry on World Environment Day
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - James P. Leape, WWF International, and Jean-Michel Severino, AFD

(By James P. Leape and Jean-Michel Severino) If there is one day on the calendar that is meant to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and spurn political action, it would be World Environment Day, which has been commemorated every year on June 5th since its inception by the United Nations in 1972.

Wild Birds Role Unclear in Spreading Bird Flu
June 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The role of wild birds in spreading the deadly avian influenza remains unclear, a top veterinary expert at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday after a two-day international scientific conference.

Iowa Ape Research Facility to Offer Tours
June 1, 2006 12:00 AM - David Pitt, Associated Press

The three orangutans and eight bonobos living at the Great Ape Trust will interact with more humans starting in June when the research facility is opened to the public.

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