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Japanese film wins top jury prize at Montreal World Film Festival MONTREAL, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Japanese director Yojiro Takita's "Okuribito" (Departures) won the top jury prize Monday at the 32nd Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF).
By Kari Lydersen The Washington Post CHICAGO -- The American Petroleum Institute and four other business groups filed suit this past week against Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, joining Alaska Gov.
By KARI LYDERSEN By Kari Lydersen The Washington Post CHICAGO The American Petroleum Institute and four other business groups filed suit Thursday against Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, joining Alaska Gov.
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Five industry groups have sued the Interior Department over a rule to protect the polar bear that they say unfairly singles out business operations in Alaska for their contribution to global warming.Groups representing the oil and gas, mining, and manufacturing industries asked a federal judge Wednesday to ensure that laws designed to protect the bear, which was recently designated a threatened species, are not used to block projects that release...
Environmentalists have criticized Canada for not adequately protecting polar bears from the effects of climate change.
Federal officials confirm 10 polar bears, an unusually large number, have recently been seen swimming in open Alaskan waters. Arctic ice melts in the Chukchi Sea are the suspected cause of the bears swimming toward either land or more remote icebergs, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Observers flying over Alaska's northwest coast spotted nine polar bears in one day swimming in the open ocean. Warming conditions are forcing bears to make riskier, long-distance swims to stable sea ice or land.
Alaska filed a lawsuit on Monday against the United States over the placement of polar bears on the threatened species list because such a categorization will hurt Alaskan oil and gas exploration, fisheries and tourism.
Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to search for oil and natural gas among them.
The recent ruling by U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne listing polar bears as a threatened species has indigenous Alaskans concerned they might be banned from hunting the animals they rely upon for food.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.