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Ontario Fuel to Contain Five Percent Ethanol by 2007

Gasoline in Canada's most populous province will contain an average of 5 percent of pollution-reducing ethanol by 2007, the Ontario government said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Gash Found on Vessel's Cargo Tank after Delaware River Oil Spill

Divers found a six-foot gash on the tanker that leaked 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River, creating a 20-mile-long slick that killed dozens of birds and threatened other wildlife, officials said Sunday. >> Read the Full Article

Eighty Whales, Dolphins Die on Australian Island

At least 80 whales and dolphins have died after beaching themselves on a remote island between the Australian mainland and the country's island state of Tasmania. >> Read the Full Article

Dispute over Montana Riverbed Roiling along Northern Cheyenne Reservation

For the Northern Cheyenne, it's about defending a special resource and the border of their reservation. For an energy development firm, it's about business. And for Montana's governor, it's about protecting the state's financial interests and assets, which she insists include the bed of the Tongue River. >> Read the Full Article

US Mining Giant Faces off against Police, Activists over Pollution Claims

Mention Newmont Mining Corp. in this impoverished seaside community and villagers angrily recount how pollution from its gold mine has killed the fish and sickened residents with headaches, nausea and tremors. >> Read the Full Article

Hillary Opposed to Highway to South Pole

New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest and the first to drive a vehicle to the South Pole, described a U.S. highway to the pole as "terrible." >> Read the Full Article

Anglers Want to Remove Black Bass from List of Threats to Japan's Ecosystems

Industry groups and lawmakers have begun lobbying to remove black bass from a list contained in a new law that targets nonindigenous species believed to be damaging the country's native species and ecosystem. >> Read the Full Article

Fine Particle Pollution is Cutting European Life Expectancy, Says U.N.

The burning of fossil fuels and wood is cutting life expectancy in some parts of Europe by up to two years, despite a significant reduction in other pollutants, the United Nations said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Entering `Kyoto' Years, Warming World Wonders what Lies Beyond

The ice is melting and the heat is on for international delegates assembling in Buenos Aires next week to find new ways to confront global warming under the 194-nation treaty on climate change. >> Read the Full Article

Lao Premier Urges ASEAN to Invest in Dam Project

Laos' prime minister on Monday urged Southeast Asian countries to invest in his country's hydroelectric industry, as it struggles to start work on a massive dam aimed at easing poverty but slammed by critics as an ecological disaster. >> Read the Full Article