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Iran Nuclear Plans May Be Environmental Hazard, UAE Says
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Heba Kandil, Reuters

The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Gulf countries planned to hold talks with Iran over concerns that Tehran's nuclear programme could pose an environmental threat to them.

Earth-Solar Cycle Spurs Greenhouse Gases, Studies Show
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Greenhouse gases are known to spur global warming, but scientists said Monday that global warming in turn spurs greenhouse gas emissions -- which means Earth could get hotter faster than climate modcorresponding drop in greenhouse gas emissions, the scientists reported.

EU Issues Plan to Fight Plant, Animal Extinctions
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

The European Union laid out a plan on Monday to halt losses of plant and animal species by 2010 as part of a global drive to slow what could be the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs were wiped out.

Tribe Seeks Greater Freedom to Kill Eagles
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Northern Arapaho Tribe and a man accused of shooting a bald eagle on the Wind River Indian Reservation say the federal government should make it easier for American Indians to apply to kill bald eagles for use in religious ceremonies.

Energy Department Considering Overhauling Agency that Oversees Health and Safety
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Nancy Zuckerbrod, Associated Press

The Bush administration is considering overhauling an Energy Department agency that sets health, safety and environmental standards, a prospect that upsets some Democratic lawmakers.

Virginia Center to Have Bioterror Surveillance
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is developing a national surveillance network that will look for evidence of bioterrorism in wild animals.

Bush Snubs Gore Film on Global Warming
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Hunt, Associated Press

Is President Bush likely to see Al Gore's documentary about global warming? "Doubt it," Bush said coolly Monday. But Bush should watch it, Gore shot back.

Penguins, Otters Returning to New Orleans
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nineteen African blackfooted penguins and two sea otters that were rescued from a New Orleans aquarium after Hurricane Katrina returned home Monday on a cargo flight donated by FedEx Corp.

Nuclear Power Splits EU Despite Common-Policy Bid
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

While the European Union attempts to form a common energy policy, one subject continues to divide: nuclear power.

Scientists Hunt Bird Flu in Alaska
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

The search for the first wild bird carrying a deadly flu virus to North America is under way on a lonely stretch of coastal salt marsh on the outskirts of Alaska's largest city.

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