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Brazil approves huge Amazon power plant

Brazilian environmental officials on Wednesday gave their blessing to construction of what will be the world's third largest hydro-electric plant and dam project to be built in the Amazon rainforest.

Jun 01, 2011
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Cyber-guided clean-up hopes to sweep globe

Cyber-environmentalists from Cambodia to Brazil are using Google Earth-based software to target and banish trash from the countryside as they gear up for World Cleanup 2012, event organisers said Friday.

May 06, 2011
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Lawmakers try to lift wolf protection despite deal

(AP) -- Key lawmakers in the political skirmish over gray wolves in the West say they will continue their efforts to lift federal protections for the predators, despite a proposed settlement between environmentalists and ...

Apr 01, 2011
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Controversial Swedish wolf hunt ends, one escapes

Sweden's controversial wolf hunt, which has sparked widespread criticism from environmentalists and legal action from the European Commission, ended with hunters failing to cull one of the 20 animals in the ...

Feb 16, 2011
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Progress made on protecting sharks, groups say

(AP) -- An international conservation conference in Paris made progress Saturday on protecting sharks but didn't do anything to save the Atlantic bluefin tuna, which has been severely overfished to feed the ...

Nov 28, 2010
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