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2006-01-16 09:53:46

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A Pakistani, a South African and a Norwegian are among tips to take over the UN's top environmental job in 2006, battling for UN schemes to slow global warming and curb pollution, diplomatic sources said.

2005-10-25 03:50:00

International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution.

2004-11-25 12:00:12

BANGKOK, Thailand - Scientists and officials strengthened efforts to forestall the extinction of thousands of species and protect the world's habitats in talks in Bangkok, but governments need to work harder to promote conservation, an international environment agency said Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]