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European gas supplies assured as Russia, Ukraine end crisis

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian energy monopoly Gazprom restored gas supplies to Ukraine on Wednesday, ending a three-day crisis between the two ex-Soviet neighbours that has put the European Union on alert.

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Source: AFP, Wed March 05, 2008
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian energy monopoly Gazprom restored gas supplies to Ukraine on Wednesday, ending a three-day crisis between the two ex-Soviet neighbours that has put the European Union on alert.

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.

Chernobyl Area Becomes Wildlife Haven

Source: My Way News, Fri June 08, 2007
Parishev, Ukraine - Two decades after an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sent clouds of radioactive particles drifting over the fields near her home, Maria Urupa says the wilderness is encroaching.

‘Pyramids’ discovered in Ukraine

Source: BBC, Thu September 07, 2006
Luhansk, Ukraine - Ukrainian archaeologists say they have found ancient pyramids in the east of the country.

Six Grassroots Environmentalists Win $125,000 Goldman Environmental Prize

Source: The Huffington Post, Thu April 27, 2006
San Francisco, CA - A Vietnam veteran fighting Pentagon plans to incinerate chemical weapons stockpiles, a man who tipped the United Nations to illegal logging in war-torn Liberia and the person behind the creation of the worlds largest area of protected tropical rainforest are among the winners of this year's prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Wildlife defies Chernobyl radiation

Source: BBC News, Sat April 22, 2006
Chernobyl, Ukraine - It contains some of the most contaminated land in the world, yet it has become a haven for wildlife - a nature reserve in all but name.

Ukraine Says Bird Flu Stopped, Lifts Emergency State

Source: Planet Ark, Sat December 31, 2005
Kiev, Ukraine - President Viktor Yushchenko lifted the state of emergency in Ukraine's Crimea as an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu in the region has been eliminated, a presidential decree said on Thursday.

Chernobyl ecosystems ‘remarkably healthy’

Source: Nature.com, Sat August 13, 2005
Ukraine - Chernobyl's ecosystems seem to be bouncing back, 19 years after the region was blasted with radiation from the ill-fated reactor.

World Donors Pledge More Cash to Make Chernobyl Safe

Source: Planet Ark, Fri May 13, 2005
London, England - Leading nations pledged about $200 million on Thursday towards a cover to encase the Chernobyl power plant's fourth reactor which exploded nearly two decades ago in the world's worst civil nuclear accident.

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