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World Environment News - January 13th, 2006 from Planet Ark January 13, 2006 5:07 AM


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

WORLD:
FACTBOX - Big Polluters Back Clean Technology at Meeting
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34468/story.htm


USA:
US Opens Alaskan Area to Oil Leases
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34466/story.htm


USA:
Class-Action Case Sought Over Katrina Oil Spill
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34469/story.htm


USA:
California Regulators Adopt $2.9 Billion Solar Power Plan
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34473/story.htm


TURKEY:
Birdflu Spreads, World Bank Approves Funds
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34480/story.htm


SWEDEN:
Swedish Farmers Demand Right to Kill Wolves
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34462/story.htm


NEW ZEALAND:
New Zealand Seeks Anti-Whaling Pressure on Japan
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34465/story.htm


NETHERLANDS:
US Officials Learn From Dutch Flood Expertise
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34476/story.htm


KENYA:
Drought-Stricken Kenyans Trek, Beg for Water
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34464/story.htm


KENYA:
Kenya Waives Tax on Food Aid to Ease Biting Drought
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34474/story.htm


JAPAN:
Japan Mt Fuji Lacks Snow, But No Fear of Eruption
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34477/story.htm


JAPAN:
Japan Says Clashes at Sea Could Reduce Whale Catch
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34467/story.htm


EGYPT:
Egypt Says French Ship Can Cross Suez Canal
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34467/story.htm


CONGO:
Poverty Leaves Africa at Mercy of Bird Flu - WHO
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34470/story.htm


CHINA:
China Says Controversial Dam Plan Won't Harm Neighbours
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34463/story.htm


CHINA:
China Zhuzhou to Reopen Lead Plant after Shutdown
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34471/story.htm


BRAZIL:
World's Largest Wetland under Threat in Brazil
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34461/story.htm


AUSTRALIA:
INTERVIEW - India Says Will Not Agree to Emissions Caps
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34472/story.htm


AUSTRALIA:
World's Big Polluters Fund Cleaner Fossil Fuels
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34475/story.htm


AUSTRALIA:
Australia, East Timor Sign Oil and Gas Pact
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/34479/story.htm
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 January 13, 2006 5:08 AM

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS PICTURES:

SCOTLAND:
Sheep Graze in Front of Wind Turbines at Black Law Wind Farm
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34482


MEXICO:
Sumatran Tiger Yawns after Waking up from Siesta at Mexico City Zoo
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34484


GREECE:
Greenpeace Activists Protest outside European Commission Office
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34481


CHINA:
Bird Perches on a Stick Held by its Keeper at a Park in Nanjing
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/34483


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