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World 06 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Hurricane Stan kills 162 in Mexico, Central America

TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 162 people in Central America and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday.

World 17 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Katrina's environment threat not over, greens say

BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - Early environmental tests after Hurricane Katrina have given authorities little cause for alarm, but some environmentalists say they are concerned that severe pollution may still be a threat.

World 16 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Mayor to reopen parts of city as New Orleans recovers

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans took a big step towards recovery from Hurricane Katrina on Thursday when its mayor declared parts of the city would reopen at the weekend, and President George W. Bush prepared to unveil a strategy to get the devastated Gulf region back on its feet.

Lifestyle 13 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Nature on film

An award-winning documentary detailing the destruction of the Temenggor forest in Perak is one of the highlights of South-East Asia's first environmental film festival to be held in Kuching, Sarawak, in December.

World 14 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

New Zealand's former PM Lange dies after renal failure

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Former New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange died in hospital on Saturday after complications of renal failure.

World 11 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Unapproved GMO rice found in China--GeneScan

HONG KONG (Reuters) - GeneScan, a global tester of genetically modified organisms in food, said on Thursday gene-altered rice is being sold in parts of China, even though Beijing has not approved its commercialisation.

World 08 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Wildlife moves to stay cool in a warmer world

OSLO (Reuters) - Salmon swim north into Arctic seas, locusts plague northern Italy and two heat-loving bee-eater birds nest in a hedge in Britain.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. unveils climate pact, Kyoto alternative

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration, which is pushing alternatives to the Kyoto treaty on global warming, unveiled a six-nation pact on Wednesday that promotes the use of technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. in "Beyond Kyoto" pact with Asian nations

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Six nations led by the United States and Australia unveiled a pact on Thursday to fight global warming, but critics assailed the voluntary deal for offering no emissions targets and said it undermined existing treaties.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. in "Beyond Kyoto" pact with Asian nations

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Six nations led by the United States and Australia unveiled a pact on Thursday to fight global warming, but critics assailed the voluntary deal for offering no emissions targets and said it undermined existing treaties.