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Published: Sunday 30 April 2006

Argentines protesting against two pulp mill projects in Uruguay ended weeks-long road blockades as the two countries begin negotiations on the environmental safety of the plants.

The southern English town of Woking has proved a model city by successfully reducing its carbon dioxide emissions from its civic buildings by 77 per cent.

The government of India recently banned fishing by deep sea vessels in the exclusive economic zone of the country for a limited period.

The remains of Castorocauda lutrasimilis, a furry, beaver-like animal, has been found in Mongolia. It is the earliest known swimming mammal and was the most primitive mammal to have fur.

Canadian hunters have resumed shooting harp seal pups as the annual hunt season begins despite protests by animal rights groups. Around 325,000 young seals are killed in the country, each year.

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