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House Approves Bill to Speed Logging in Burned Forests
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

The House on Wednesday approved a bill to speed up the logging of burned forests and planting of new trees after storms and wildfires.

India Eyes Chinese Help to Protect Tigers
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Krittivas Mukherjee, Reuters

Chinese help is critical to protect India's tiger population and Beijing needs to curb the market for big cat skins and body parts, a leading Indian conservation official said on Wednesday.

'Carbon Dioxide... We Call It Life,' U.S. TV Ads Say
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

A little girl blows away dandelion fluff as an announcer says, "Carbon dioxide: they call it pollution; we call it life," in an advertisement targeting global warming "alarmists," especially Al Gore.

Transport a Black Spot for Global Warming, U.N. Says
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Transport is the worst offender for releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and governments must do more to cut emissions from cars and trucks, the U.N.'s climate change chief said on Wednesday.

U.S. Navy Sinks Old Warship for Reef off Florida
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The U.S. Navy blasted holes in the retired U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany off Florida's coast Wednesday and sent the warship to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico as the world's largest intentionally created artificial reef.

Scientists Back Plug-In Hybrids
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

A group of scientists urged Congress on Wednesday to fund research for plug-in hybrid vehicles, touting the technology as another way to reduce the nation's dependence on oil through the help of a simple electrical socket.

Canada's International Reputation in Jeopardy
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By Dr. David Suzuki) Pity poor George W. Bush - the much-maligned president is at an all-time low in the polls. And if Canada's new prime minister wants to stick around, he should learn from Mr. Bush's presidency and avoid making the same mistakes.

Pennsylvania Puts Cormorants on Hit List
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Marc Levy, Associated Press

The double-crested cormorant, a voracious fish-devouring bird that was vanishing only 35 years ago, has made a triumphant comeback. So much so that several states now want the bird dead.

India Says Poverty a Worse Problem Than Climate
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

India said on Tuesday that poor nations had to give priority to ending poverty rather than fighting global warming at 189-nation U.N. climate talks criticised by environmentalists as a rambling talk shop.

Hawaii Fights Coqui Frogs, Other Species
May 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hawaii has allocated $4.9 million to fight invasive species including coqui frogs, the amphibian accused of threatening Hawaii's fragile ecosystem and disrupting the sleep of island residents.

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