Environment
EnvironmentEPA maps plan to ease Colo. flood threat
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency said it could be a month or two before crews pump water from a crumbling tunnel where officials fear more than a billion gallons of trapped water could cause a potentially catastrophic flood in a historic...
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EnvironmentBhopal gas leak survivors begin protest march to New Delhi
NEW DELHI (AFP) - More than 60 survivors and victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak began a trek to New Delhi on Wednesday to press for a clean-up of the toxic waste still surrounding the plant, activists said. Forty more people are expected to join th...
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EnvironmentBrazil hosts climate change forum
BRASILIA, Brazil - Encouraged that all major U.S. presidential candidates vow to protect the environment, lawmakers from industrialized nations and big emerging economies met Wednesday to craft solutions to global warming and rising deforestation. S...
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EnvironmentChina, India speed climate change: Australian report
SYDNEY (AFP) - The economic rise of China and India means climate change is occurring faster than previously thought, making efforts to fix the problem more urgent, an official Australian report found Thursday. The government-commissioned report cal...
Author:Neil SandsDate:03/25/14Click:7678 Full Story »
EnvironmentJapan to consider carbon cap-and-trade system: officials
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan will study introducing a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions, officials said Thursday, as the business community hinted it will back down on its opposition amid global pressure. Japan, despite its advocacy of the Ky...
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EnvironmentBrazil calls on G8 to meet Kyoto Protocol goals
BRASILIA (AFP) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, on closing the GLOBE forum on climate change Thursday, called on the Group of Eight (G8) developed nations to meet greenhouse-gas reduction targets set out in the Kyoto Protocol. It's important t...
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EnvironmentWolves to be removed from species list
BILLINGS, Mont. - Gray wolves in the Northern Rockies will be removed from the endangered species list, following a 13-year restoration effort that helped the animal's population soar, federal officials said Thursday. An estimated 1,500 wolves now r...
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EnvironmentTianjin joins Beijing in Olympic air pollution fight
BEIJING, Feb 22, 2008 (AFP) - The port city of Tianjin has joined neighbouring Beijing in the fight to clean the air for the Olympics by cutting vehicle traffic in half, state media reported Friday. The industrial city of 10 million people 100 kilom...
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EnvironmentUN says warming threatens fish stocks
PARIS - Major world commercial fish stocks could collapse within decades as global warming compounds damage from pollution and overfishing, U.N. officials said Friday. A U.N. Environment Program report details new research on how rising ocean surfac...
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EnvironmentBiodiversity 'doomsday vault' comes to life in Arctic
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AFP) - Aimed at providing mankind with a Noah's Ark of food in the event of a global catastrophe, an Arctic doomsday vault filled with samples of the world's most important seeds will be inaugurated here Tuesday. European Commi...
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EnvironmentAir Pollution Kicks Men Where it Counts
Since I bike pretty much everywhere, I spend a fair bit of time sandwiched behind garbage trucks, city buses, and whatever other pollution-spewing monstrosities come my way. Just yesterday, for instance, a delivery truck pinned me in between the cur...
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EnvironmentSupreme Court to hear Exxon spill case
CORDOVA, Alaska - For many in this coastal town, the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster was an event so crushing that hard-bitten fishermen still get teary-eyed recalling ruined livelihoods, broken marriages and suicides. But mostly, people in Cordova talk...
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EnvironmentEnvironmentalists climb on Heathrow jet in airport protest:
LONDON (AFP) - Four activists from environmental campaigners Greenpeace breached security at London Heathrow to stage a protest on top of a jet against the airport's planned expansion, the group said Monday. The activists climbed on top of a British...
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EnvironmentUN climate head: US stand a `nonstarter'
NEW YORK - The U.N. climate chief on Monday welcomed statements by Bush administration officials that the United States would accept a binding international commitment to reduce global-warming gases. But he said their insistence that China and other...
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Environment3rd manmade Grand Canyon flood planned
PHOENIX - For the third time since 1996, officials plan to unleash a manmade flood in the Grand Canyon next month in an effort to restore an ecosystem that was altered by a dam constructed on the Colorado River decades ago. The Glen Canyon Dam, comp...
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