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Pakistani, South African, Norwegian among Tips for Top U.N. Environment Job
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A Pakistani, a South African and a Norwegian are among tips to take over the U.N.'s top environmental job in 2006, battling for U.N. schemes to slow global warming and curb pollution.

Canadian Beetle Infestation Worries U.S.
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Northwest loggers are worried British Columbia may be forced to harvest as much as 21 million acres of forests to stop the mountain pine beetle, flooding the market and driving down timber prices.

Conservationists Agree on Steps to Save African Lion
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Regional governments and conservationists have agreed on initial steps that need to be taken to save the African lion, which has been pushed to the brink of extinction throughout much of its range.

North Dakota to House Hydrogen Refueling Station
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

North Dakota State University's North Central Research Center, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and other partners are planning a station to refuel hydrogen-powered vehicles using wind power.

Ice Thaw Could Create New Toxic Slick in China
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The spring thaw could release more toxins into the water from a Chinese chemical explosion last year, the United Nations said in a report, adding China should carry out random checks to prevent a recurrence.

Warm Weather Isolates Northern Canadian Natives
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcy Nicholson, Reuters

A group of Canadian aboriginal leaders said Friday their northern communities are in a state of emergency because abnormally mild temperatures have hindered construction of vital winter roads.

USDA Investigators Slam Agency for Poor Oversight of Biotech Crops
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's investigative arm disclosed that the department failed to properly monitor thousands of acres of experimental biotechnology crops.

Floods that Washed away Homes and Lives Leave Behind Golden Gift
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Sutin Wannabovorn, Associated Press

Severe floods that washed away homes, bridges and lives apparently have compensated hapless villagers in southern Thailand with a treasure -- gold.

Activists Sue Over Connecticut Parakeet Removal
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An animal rights group said Friday that it filed a lawsuit against United Illuminating Co. seeking to stop any future removal of monk parakeet nests from utility poles.

Kenyan Official Says Lifting Ban on Sport Hunting Possible
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

An icon for animal welfare groups because of its ban on sport hunting since 1977, Kenya may lift the prohibition as part of a broader revamp of wildlife policies, a senior official said Friday.

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