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World Environment News - March 8th, 2006 from Planet Ark March 08, 2006 9:28 AM

TODAY'S NEWS STORIES:

USA:
Alaska Gas Reserves Tax Approved for Ballot
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35527/story.htm


USA:
Warm US Winter Eases Energy Burden for Homeowners
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35528/story.htm


USA:
Ford Says US Oil Companies Need More Ethanol Pumps
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35523/story.htm


Following is Reuters' correction of story run March 6, 2006:
USA:
US Nuclear Plant Leaks Fuel Local Health Concerns
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35524/story.htm


UK:
INTERVIEW - Earth Observation System Closer to Tracking Disaster
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35513/story.htm


UK:
Five Billion Dollars to End Child Hunger in Africa - WFP
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35518/story.htm


SRI LANKA:
Sri Lanka Aims to be Rid of Landmines by End-2008
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35516/story.htm


MALAWI:
Malawi Resort District Cut Off By Heavy Floods
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35517/story.htm


LAOS:
FEATURE - War on Opium Gives Golden Triangle a Different Hue
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35515/story.htm


KENYA:
Rain Blesses East Africa, But Drought Not Over
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35519/story.htm


KENYA:
Madagascar Confirms Chikungunya Case
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35530/story.htm


INDIA:
Quake Shakes Buildings in India's Gujarat State
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35521/story.htm


FRANCE:
France Urges EU Accord on Scrapping "Toxic Ships"
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35529/story.htm


CHINA:
Wind Power Could Top Hydro in China, Expert Says
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35526/story.htm


CHINA:
China Must Stop Cruelty to Animals, Delegates Say
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35514/story.htm


CHINA:
China Says Fake Christmas Trees Help US Environment
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35520/story.htm


BELGIUM:
EU Seeks Unity on Energy as Utility Mergers Divide
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35525/story.htm


AUSTRIA:
New Test on Austrian Cat is Negative for H5N1
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35512/story.htm


AUSTRALIA:
Strong Earthquake Hits near Vanuatu, Geologists Say
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35522/story.htm



ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS PICTURES:

ROMANIA:
Veterinary Worker Holds Carbon-Dioxide Bottles used to Cull Birds
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/35532


PAKISTAN:
Kashmiri Earthquake Survivor Sits along Hillside in Garri Habibulla
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/35531


PAKISTAN:
Peace Activists Hold Candles on the Eve of International Women's Day
http://www.planetark.com/envpicstory.cfm/newsid/35533


EGYPT:
Tourist Covers Face for Protection during Sand Storm
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