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Chinese Premier Warns of Environmental Toll
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that dust storms that whipped Beijing and northern China in recent days were a sharp reminder of the severity of the country's environmental problems.

WHO Says 9,300 Likely to Die from Chernobyl Effects, Greenpeace Says More than 90,000
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Mara D. Bellaby, Associated Press

The United Nations health agency said Tuesday that about 9,300 people are likely to die of cancers caused by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, while a report from Greenpeace put the potential toll 10 times higher.

Former Democratic Nominee Revs up Campaign -- on Global Warming
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Will Lester, Associated Press

Al Gore has a major campaign under way -- to change policies on global warming. The 2000 Democratic presidential nominee has hired longtime political associate Roy Neel to aid in his effort to raise awareness about global warming, a problem Gore calls "a planetary emergency."

Development Jockeys with Ecology on Shanghai Island
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Lao Yu has visions of a better life as the bulldozers rumble onto his rural island home where a new city will sprout up near marshes teeming with wildlife and wipe away cabbage and tomato fields.

EPA, BorgWarner to Jointly Develop Diesel Technology
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

As oil prices reached a record high Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and auto parts supplier BorgWarner Inc. announced a partnership to develop diesel technology with the goal of reducing dependence on foreign oil.

Scientists Find Strong Bacterial Glue
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A common bacteria that clings to the inside of water pipes stays in place with the strongest glue known to exist in nature, according to a team of scientists.

New Zealand Part of Diplomatic Bid to Stop Japan Controlling Whaling Body
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

New Zealand has joined Britain and Australia in a diplomatic bid to prevent Japan taking control of the International Whaling Commission, Prime Minister Helen Clark said Tuesday.

Rabbit Restoration Effort Under Way
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The numbers of New England cottontail rabbits are on the decline in Maine, with only 300 of the animals remaining in a small range in the southern end of the state.

Park Officials Release Captured Bison
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Authorities at Yellowstone National Park released most of the 300 bison that had been held on fenced-in pasture for nearly a month, a park spokesman said Monday.

On Beyond Organic: Michael Pollan, 'Food Detective'
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

For renowned food writer Michael Pollan, a critical step toward understanding our food chains and making smarter eating choices is accepting that the “cult of convenience is a cult of ignorance.”

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