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World Environment News - December 15th, 2005 from Planet Ark December 15, 2005 9:09 AM

Here are today's Reuters 'World Environment News' headlines,
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TODAY'S NEWS STORIES:

VIETNAM:
Bird Flu May Have Killed Vietnam Toddler Doctor
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34037/story.htm


VIETNAM:
Floods Kill Eleven in Vietnam, Delays Coffee Harvest
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34051/story.htm


USA:
LA Zoo Elephants Need Three Times More Space Report
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34047/story.htm


USA:
Californian Town OKs Tax to Dig Out From Landslide
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34048/story.htm


USA:
Breach at Ameren Plant Unleashes Flood in Missouri
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34049/story.htm


USA:
Swamp Thing? No, a Woodpecker Researcher
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34036/story.htm


USA:
Environmentalists to Appeal US Border Fence Ruling
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34039/story.htm


USA:
Narwhal's Tusk is a Giant Sensor, Study Finds
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34040/story.htm


USA:
US EPA to Act on Air Quality Standards Next Week
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34041/story.htm


USA:
DuPont to Pay $16.5 Million in EPA Settlement
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34042/story.htm


UK:
Mistletoe Theft Threatens Kissing Crisis
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34030/story.htm


UK:
Badger Cull Questioned as UK Tackles Cattle Disease
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34033/story.htm


UK:
Humans Came to Northern Europe Earlier Than Thought - Study
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34034/story.htm


UK:
Inspectors Search for Cause of UK Oil Depot Fire
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34046/story.htm


SWITZERLAND:
Sturgeon Threatened by Illegal Caviar Trade - WWF
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34031/story.htm


NORWAY:
"Fish with Chips" Reveal Ocean Migration Routes
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34032/story.htm


NORWAY:
Environmentalists Say Shell Hits Whale Feeding
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34038/story.htm


NETHERLANDS:
Norwegians, Dutch Mix Sea and River to Make Power
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34044/story.htm


MALAYSIA:
Philippines Urges Joint Investment in Asian Energy
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34054/story.htm


ITALY:
People Back Atomic Power but not New Plants - Survey
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34045/story.htm


INDONESIA:
Exxon Pipeline Leak May Hit Arun LNG Supply - Official
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34053/story.htm


INDIA:
Earthquake Felt in New Delhi, Second in Two Days
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34052/story.htm


GERMANY:
Europe Relaxes Bird Flu Measures as Migration Ends
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34035/story.htm


CHINA:
Safety Worries Delay Launch of China Refinery Unit
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34043/story.htm



ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS PICTURES:

UKRAINE:
Members of Ukraine's Green Party Demonstrate Outside Parliament
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http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34056


CHINA :
Newborn Quadruplet Tigers Gather at the South China Tiger Breeding Base
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34057


BELGIUM:
WWF Activist Uses Mock Chemical Detector on Sweden's Environment Minister
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34055




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World Environment News - December 19th, 2005 from Planet Ark December 19, 2005 11:54 AM

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TODAY'S NEWS STORIES:

VIETNAM:
Vietnam Flood Toll Rises to 32, Rice Crop Damaged
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34105/story.htm


USA:
Alaskan Volcano Releases Steam, Sulfur Gas
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34107/story.htm


USA:
US States Forge on With Slimmer Plan to Cut CO2
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34100/story.htm


USA:
Republicans Add Alaska Oil Drilling to Defense Bill
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34112/story.htm


USA:
Green Groups Sue US to Protect Polar Bears
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34113/story.htm


UKRAINE:
Ukraine Considers Full Crimea Quarantine to Halt Bird Flu
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34088/story.htm


UK:
UK Judge Says Smokers Responsible For Own Health
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34097/story.htm


THAILAND:
Monsoon Rains, Mudslides Hit Thai South, Kill 12
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34102/story.htm


THAILAND:
FACTBOX - Thailand Spends $1.7 Billion on Tsunami Recovery
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34104/story.htm


SYRIA:
Syria Prays For Rain
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34101/story.htm


SWITZERLAND:
Swiss Lift Ban on Outdoor Poultry as Flu Fears Wane
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34090/story.htm


SOMALIA:
Somali Sub-Clans Fight Over Trees, Seven Die
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34111/story.htm


SENEGAL:
Environment Pact Members to Cut Use of Pesticide
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34096/story.htm


RUSSIA:
Nuclear Waste Found in Ruined Chechen Factory
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34094/story.htm


RUSSIA:
Explosion Near Russian Nuclear Plant - Media Reports
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34110/story.htm


ROMANIA:
Romania Detects New Bird Flu Cases in Domestic Fowl
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34089/story.htm


PAKISTAN:
Pakistani Dam Proposal Meets Fierce Opposition
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34099/story.htm


KENYA:
Kenya's Maasai Protest Against Thai Animal Deal
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34091/story.htm


JAPAN:
Honda to Mass-Produce Solar Batteries - Report
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34108/story.htm


JAPAN:
Japan Steps up Probe into Quake-Proofing Scandal
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34106/story.htm


INDONESIA:
Local Tests Show Bird Flu Killed Indonesian Man
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34092/story.htm


INDIA:
Forty-Three Killed In South India Stampede
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34103/story.htm


CZECH REPUBLIC:
Snowstorms Kill Two Czechs, Shut Prague Castle
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34109/story.htm


CHINA :
Chinese Pursue Suit as Toxic Slick Reaches Russia
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34095/story.htm


CAMBODIA:
Cambodia Needs $18 Million For Bird Flu Fight - UN
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34093/story.htm


AUSTRALIA:
Australian Tax Office Rules Against Hardi  [ send green star]
 
 December 19, 2005 11:55 AM

Hardie on Asbestos
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34098/story.htm


ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS PICTURES:

USA:
A Young Vernay's Ratel at the San Diego Zoo
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34116


UKRAINE:
A Women Hoists a Sack of Flour Onto Her Shoulder Near Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34114


SPAIN:
Giant Bull Billboard Surrounded by Wind Turbines in Aragon
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34117


GERMANY:
An Aerial View Shows the 212A Class Submarine U 31 of the German Navy
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34115



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