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U.S. Envoy Urges Hong Kong Businesses to Lead on Pollution
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The U.S. envoy to Hong Kong pressed businesses on Tuesday to take urgent action against a worsening air pollution "crisis" in the territory and not wait for governments to come up with a solution.

Ag Secretary Says Bird Flu Easily Found
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

Scientists have a new test that can tell within four hours if a bird is possibly infected with bird flu -- but it still will take about a week to know if that suspect case is really sick with the deadly Asian strain, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Tuesday.

Australian Zoos Halt Bid to Move Thai Elephants
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Chaiwat Subprasom, Reuters

Activists forced the temporary abandonment of an attempt to ship eight Thai elephants to Australia on Tuesday by blocking off their quarantine site in a last bid to stop a controversial animal-exchange programme.

Australia to Examine Nuclear Power Industry
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Australia is to study whether to set up a nuclear power and enrichment industry, Prime Minister John Howard said on Tuesday, angering environmentalists who want the country to maintain its nuclear-free stance.

Tilting at Turbines: Talk Swirls of Great Lakes Offshore Windmills
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Todd Richmond, Associated Press

Government and industry officials are set to meet in Madison and Toledo, Ohio, this month to talk about the prospects for installing giant electricity-generating windmills out in the Great Lakes.

Construction on World's Largest Solar Power Plant Starts in Southern Portugal
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

U.S. energy companies GE Energy and PowerLight Corporation, and Portuguese renewable energy company Catavento began building the world's largest solar power plant on Tuesday.

Two Frog Species Feared Extinct Found in Colombia
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Two frog species feared extinct have been rediscovered in Colombia, a boost for scientists battling to save rare amphibians threatened by a deadly disease.

Indian Court Allows 'Toxic' Ship to Drop Anchor
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

India's Supreme Court on Monday allowed a former cruise liner that environmental activists say contains toxic asbestos to enter Indian waters, but said it could only be scrapped once it was declared safe.

Nigeria's Oil Delta Faces Escalation of Violence
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Estelle Shirbon, Reuters

Gunmen storm an oil rig 40 miles offshore in the dead of night and capture eight foreign workers. Hostages are held in remote creeks for 38 days. Militants use mobile phones to blow up a car bomb at an army barracks.

China Says Pollution Will Worsen with Economic Boom
June 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Lindsay Beck, Reuters

China's drive for economic growth is in direct conflict with efforts to safeguard the environment, the government warned on Monday, and degradation is worsening despite official efforts to curb pollution.

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