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Mexico Signs Agreement to Drastically Cut Fuel Emissions, Improve Air Quality
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Julie Watson, Associated Press

Mexico has launched an ambitious plan to drastically cut fuel emissions and improve air quality, the environment secretary said Tuesday.

New England Fisherman again Facing Severe Fishing Cuts
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

New England's fishermen are again facing onerous cuts in their time at sea as regulators decide on more restrictions to help struggling fish stocks recover.

Australia's Reefs Face Bleaching Risk
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Corder, Associated Press

A bout of coral bleaching hitting Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be as bad as an episode in 2001-2002 that affected 60 percent of the reef, scientists warned Tuesday.

Unique Australian Trees Endangered
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

The only known wild stand of a tree species dating to Jurassic times has been endangered by a deadly disease probably introduced by an unauthorized hiker, a government official said Monday.

Global Warming Demands Urgent Solutions, Scientists Say
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The world must halt greenhouse gas emissions and reverse them within two decades or watch the planet spiralling towards destruction, scientists said on Monday.

On Beyond Organic -- Farmer John Goes Hollywood
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Midwestern farmer John Peterson has been called a maverick, a philosopher and a devil worshipper for his approach to life, art and organic vegetable growing. Now, his story is hitting the big screen as a documentary film.

North Carolina Sues TVA, Citing Air Pollution as Public Nuisance
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press

North Carolina's attorney general sued the Tennessee Valley Authority on Monday, accusing the nation's largest federal utility of causing a public nuisance in his state by failing to reduce pollution from its coal-fired power plants.

EPA Strikes Pollution Deal with Factory-Style Animal Farms
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration will let thousands of factory-style farms escape severe penalties for fouling the air and water with animal excrement in exchange for data to help curb future pollution.

Stray Dog Kills Japanese Man in Romanian Capital
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

As many as 100,000 stray dogs are thought to live on the streets of Bucharest, a feral reminder of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's orders to bulldoze hundreds of houses in the capital during the 1980s.

California Starts Monitoring Air Pollution in Farm Town Plagued by Pesticides, Smog
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

With crop dusters buzzing the skies above, spray rigs stalking the fields and the occasional pesticide drift that hospitalizes scores of people, airborne chemicals are a fact of life in the little farm towns of the San Joaquin Valley.

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