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Rare Sandpipers Found in Myanmar

Source: National Geographic, Fri February 15, 2008
Coast of Myanmar - Eighty-four spoon-billed sandpipers have been discovered in a coastal stretch of Myanmar (Burma), offering hope for the endangered birds, a conservation group said Thursday.

Lawsuits Force Listing of Six Rare Birds as Endangered

Source: ENS, Sun January 20, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed six rare birds from around the world as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

UN envoy meets Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Source: AFP, Sun September 30, 2007
Yangon, Burma - Myanmar's ruling junta, facing international condemnation over a violent crackdown on mass protests, on Sunday allowed a UN envoy to meet with detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

Monks lead biggest Myanmar March

Source: MSNBC, Tue September 25, 2007
Yangon, Myanmar - As many as 100,000 protesters led by a phalanx of barefoot monks marched Monday in the most powerful show of strength yet from a movement that has grown in a week from faltering demonstrations to one rivaling the failed 1988 pro-democracy uprising.

Making the world safe for big cats

Bangkok, Thailand - Alan Rabinowitz was on a routine mission deep inside a Burmese jungle when news reached him about the attack.

Myanmar plans vast new plantations, especially for teak

Source: Terra Daily, Tue April 26, 2005
Yangon, Myanmar - Military-ruled Myanmar, whose logging activities have drawn international criticism, plans to create vast new plantations as part of a reforestation program, the Myanmar Times reported Sunday.

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