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China Pledges to Do More to Protect Dwindling Wetlands
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China will boost investment in wetlands protection and put more wetland areas under state protection in an effort to save them from destruction, state media said Thursday.

U.S. Senators Plan Climate Change Bill this Spring
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

The Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Energy Committee will introduce legislation this spring aimed at fighting global warming, but their staff see little chance of Congress passing the climate change bill this year.

U.S. Judge Blasts EPA over Sept. 11 Dust Health Dangers
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A federal judge Thursday scolded the Environmental Protection Agency and its former chief for not warning residents near the World Trade Center about health dangers following the Sept. 11 attacks/

Commission Leaders Say Government Must Act Fast to Save Oceans
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Leaders of two expert commissions that examined the nation's ocean policies give the Congress, Bush administration and governors a near-failing grade for not moving quickly enough to address their recommendations.

Diesel Pollution from Trains and Boats Targeted
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Trains and boats powered by diesel-fueled engines cause about 4,400 premature deaths, nearly 5,700 nonfatal heart attacks and more than 73,000 asthma attacks in children.

ENN Weekly: January 30th - February 3rd
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news January 30th - February 3rd: Aerial wolf control, coral bleaching, animal farm pollution, saving Africa's predators, and much more.

Time to Clean up the Chemicals in Africa
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Clifton Curtis, WWF International

If you are already worried about global warming, melting glaciers and rising sea temperatures as some of our planet’s most serious threats, there’s more.

Two Consortiums Bid for Construction of Bulgaria's Second Nuclear Plant
February 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bulgaria's government was expected Wednesday to announce the bids for construction of a euro2 billion (US$2.4 billion) nuclear plant.

Louisiana Governor Seeks More Royalties, Threatens to Block Offshore Leases
February 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Gov. Kathleen Blanco is demanding that the federal government give Louisiana more of the billions in royalties from oil and natural gas extracted off its coastlines.

Bush Plan to Help Climate, but No Green Conversion
February 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

President George W. Bush's call to break a U.S. addiction to oil is a step to curb global warming but does not herald conversion to a U.N.-led plan to slow climate change, experts said on Wednesday.

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