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Bush's fire management, Summit, Rainforest park, European greenhouse gases, Monsoon rains

Date : 23rd August 2002, Source : ENS



BUSH PROMOTES LOGGING FOR FIRE MANAGEMENT

WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2002 (ENS) - This year's record breaking fire season may have given the Bush administration the political ammunition to allow extensive new commercial logging on public lands. Today, President George W. Bush unveiled a proposal to ease environmental regulations regarding forest thinning projects that could, in name of fire prevention, topple thousands of the forests' largest trees.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/aug2002/2002-08-22-06.asp

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ARRESTS, TEARGASSING MAR WORLD SUMMIT PREPARATIONS

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 22, 2002 (ENS) - The first signs of looming conflict at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg are beginning to show even before the summit opens August 26. On Wednesday, 114 former freedom fighters claimed they were teargassed in police cells after being arrested while travelling to a planned protest outside parliament this week.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/aug2002/2002-08-22-03.asp

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BRAZIL CREATES WORLD'S LARGEST RAINFOREST PARK

BRASILIA, Brazil, August 22, 2002 (ENS) - Brazil is establishing the largest rainforest national park in the world as the country's contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, President Fernando Henrique Cardoso announced today.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/aug2002/2002-08-22-04.asp

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EUROPEAN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ACCELERATING

BERLIN, Germany, August 22, 2002 (ENS) - Carbon dioxide emissions in the European Union rose in 2001 by three-quarters of one percent, according to new data from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). Emitted by the combustion of fossil fuels, carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming as it forms a blanket trapping the Sun's heat close to Earth.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/aug2002/2002-08-22-01.asp

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BUSH FIRE PLAN DRAWS CRITICS, PROTESTS

WASHINGTON, DC, August 23, 2002 (ENS) - Officials from the Departments of Agriculture and Interior, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, lined up yesterday to offer support for the Bush administration's new forest fire management initiative. Hundreds of protesters assembled as well, picketing against the president's proposal during his tour of fire scorched Squires Peak, and again outside the hotel where he spoke at a Republican fundraiser.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/aug2002/2002-08-23-06.asp

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LETHAL MONSOON RAINS SUBMERGE ASIA

BEIJING, China, August 23, 2002 (ENS) - In China, a swollen lake and rivers threaten to swamp 10 million people. Across Asia, the monsoon death toll since July has risen to 2,000, including 65 people in a remote village in eastern Nepal who died in their sleep Wednesday night when a landslide buried their homes.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/aug2002/2002-08-23-03.asp

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