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              A live image of former President Bill Clinton is projected as he speaks with mayors, from left to right, Won Soon Park of Seoul, Ecktar Wuerzner of Heidelberg, Babatunde Fashola of Lago

    A live image of former President Bill Clinton is projected as he speaks with mayors, from left to right, Won Soon Park of Seoul, Ecktar Wuerzner of Heidelberg, Babatunde Fashola of Lago

    Posted: 6/20/2012 6:03:23 PM EST
    A live image of former President Bill Clinton is projected as he speaks with mayors, from left to right, Won Soon Park of Seoul, Ecktar Wuerzner of Heidelberg, Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, Franklyn Tau of Johannesburg, Michael Bloomberg of New York, Eduardo Paes of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Macri of Buenos Aires and Eduardo Kassab of Sao Paulo, during the Rio+C40 meeting, a parallel event during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. While squabbling between rich and poor countries threatens to derail the Earth summit, the world’s mayors say they can’t afford the luxury of endless, fruitless negotiations and are already taking real action to stave off environmental disaster and preserve natural resources for future generations. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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              New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, right, and Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, shake hands during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesda

    New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, right, and Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, shake hands during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesda

    Posted: 6/20/2012 6:03:22 PM EST
    New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, right, and Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, shake hands during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. While squabbling between rich and poor countries threatens to derail the Earth summit, the world’s mayors say they can't afford the luxury of endless, fruitless negotiations and are already taking real action to stave off environmental disaster and preserve natural resources for future generations. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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              New York Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg speaks during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel event taking place alongside the UN Conference on S

    New York Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg speaks during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel event taking place alongside the UN Conference on S

    Posted: 6/19/2012 7:08:50 PM EST
    New York Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg speaks during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel event taking place alongside the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. While squabbling between rich and poor countries threatens to derail the Earth summit, the world’s mayors say they can’t afford the luxury of endless, fruitless negotiations and are already taking real action to stave off environmental disaster and preserve natural resources for future generations. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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              Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes, left, speaks with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel event taking p

    Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes, left, speaks with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel event taking p

    Posted: 6/19/2012 7:08:50 PM EST
    Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes, left, speaks with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel event taking place alongside the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. While squabbling between rich and poor countries threatens to derail the Earth summit, the world’s mayors say they can’t afford the luxury of endless, fruitless negotiations and are already taking real action to stave off environmental disaster and preserve natural resources for future generations. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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              New York Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg speaks during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel event taking place alongside the United Nations Con

    New York Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg speaks during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel event taking place alongside the United Nations Con

    Posted: 6/19/2012 7:08:50 PM EST
    New York Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg speaks during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel event taking place alongside the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. While squabbling between rich and poor countries threatens to derail the Earth summit, the world’s mayors say they can’t afford the luxury of endless, fruitless negotiations and are already taking real action to stave off environmental disaster and preserve natural resources for future generations. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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              ** CORRECTS FIRST NAME OF SAO PAULO MAYOR ** Mayors from left to right, Ecktar Wuerzner of Heildelberg, Franklyn Tau of Johannesburg, Won Soon Park of Seoul, Eduardo Paes of Rio de Jane

    ** CORRECTS FIRST NAME OF SAO PAULO MAYOR ** Mayors from left to right, Ecktar Wuerzner of Heildelberg, Franklyn Tau of Johannesburg, Won Soon Park of Seoul, Eduardo Paes of Rio de Jane

    Posted: 6/19/2012 7:08:50 PM EST
    ** CORRECTS FIRST NAME OF SAO PAULO MAYOR ** Mayors from left to right, Ecktar Wuerzner of Heildelberg, Franklyn Tau of Johannesburg, Won Soon Park of Seoul, Eduardo Paes of Rio de Janeiro, Michael Bloomberg of New York, Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, Eduardo Kassab of Sao Paulo and Eduardo Macri of Buenos Aires pose for a photo during the Rio+C40: Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change, a parallel meeting to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. While squabbling between rich and poor countries threatens to derail the Earth summit, the world’s mayors say they can't afford the luxury of endless, fruitless negotiations and are already taking real action to stave off environmental disaster and preserve natural resources for future generations. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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    Posted: 6/14/2012 7:00:48 PM EST
    Ecuador's Wilson Pastor-Morris, Minister of Non-renewable Natural Resources speaks to journalists prior to the start of the meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, June 14, 2012. The meeting of the 12 oil ministers of the OPEC focuses on price and production targets. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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    Posted: 5/29/2012 9:40:48 PM EST
    In this Saturday, May 26, 2012 photo provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, a wildfire burns in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The fire that began last week has burned 95 structures, with a third of them being homes or cabins. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Monday, May 28, 2012, that the Duck Lake Fire has burned more than 22,000 acres, or 34 square miles, in Luce County. (AP Photo/Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
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    Posted: 5/27/2012 7:20:46 PM EST
    This photo provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources shows a wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The fire grew by 17 percent to more than 21,000 acres Saturday, May 26, 2012, as officials warned of tough conditions and welcomed help from water-dumping aircraft from the Michigan National Guard. (AP Photo/Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
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    Posted: 5/27/2012 7:20:46 PM EST
    This photo provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources shows a wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The fire grew by 17 percent to more than 21,000 acres Saturday, May 26, 2012, as officials warned of tough conditions and welcomed help from water-dumping aircraft from the Michigan National Guard. (AP Photo/Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
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    Posted: 5/27/2012 7:20:46 PM EST
    This photo provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources shows a wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The fire grew by 17 percent to more than 21,000 acres Saturday, May 26, 2012, as officials warned of tough conditions and welcomed help from water-dumping aircraft from the Michigan National Guard. (AP Photo/Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
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    Posted: 5/27/2012 7:20:46 PM EST
    This photo provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources shows a wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The fire grew by 17 percent to more than 21,000 acres Saturday, May 26, 2012, as officials warned of tough conditions and welcomed help from water-dumping aircraft from the Michigan National Guard. (AP Photo/Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
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    Posted: 5/27/2012 7:20:46 PM EST
    This photo provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources shows a wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The fire grew by 17 percent to more than 21,000 acres Saturday, May 26, 2012, as officials warned of tough conditions and welcomed help from water-dumping aircraft from the Michigan National Guard. (AP Photo/Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
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    Posted: 5/22/2012 9:55:49 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 2006 file photo photo provided by Earthjustice, a false killer whale is seen leaping while chasing prey in waters off Hawaii. An environmental group is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to force a decision on whether it will put a population of rare dolphins living near Hawaii on the endangered species list. Fewer than 200 dolphins of the species called false killer whales live within 90 miles of Hawaii?s shores. The Natural Resources Defense Council will file a lawsuit in federal court in Washington on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Robin Baird, Earthjustice, File) NO SALES
  •  - Benya, a 10 years old male bear stands in his enclosure in Synevyr National Nature Park

    Benya, a 10 years old male bear stands in his enclosure in Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 5/21/2012 1:26:11 AM EST
    Benya, a 10-year-old male bear stands in his enclosure in Synevyr National Nature Park, about 550 km (340 miles) from Kiev May 10, 2012. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on keeping brown bears in poor private captivity. Picture taken on May 10, 2012 and released on May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Four Paws/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS HEALTH SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Irina, a 31-year-old female bear, is seen in Synevyr National Nature Park

    Irina, a 31-year-old female bear, is seen in Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 5/21/2012 1:25:01 AM EST
    Irina, a 31-year-old female bear, is seen in Synevyr National Nature Park, about 550 km (340 miles) from Kiev May 10, 2012. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on keeping brown bears in poor private captivity. Picture taken on May 10, 2012 and released on May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Four Paws/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS HEALTH SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Yuri, a 7-year-old bear, plays in Synevyr National Nature Park

    Yuri, a 7-year-old bear, plays in Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 5/21/2012 1:22:12 AM EST
    Yuri, a 7-year-old bear, plays in Synevyr National Nature Park, about 550 km (340 miles) from Kiev May 10, 2012. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on keeping brown bears in poor private captivity. Picture taken on May 10, 2012 and released on May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Four Paws/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS HEALTH SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Yuri, a 7-year-old bear, plays in Synevyr National Nature Park

    Yuri, a 7-year-old bear, plays in Synevyr National Nature Park

    Posted: 5/21/2012 1:21:05 AM EST
    Yuri, a 7-year-old bear, plays in Synevyr National Nature Park, about 550 km (340 miles) from Kiev May 10, 2012. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated and transferred the bear to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on keeping brown bears in poor private captivity. Picture taken on May 10, 2012 and released on May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Four Paws/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS HEALTH SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - An animal trainer says goodbye to Benya, a 10-year-old male bear, who is inside an ambulant state circus trailer in Koziatyn, Vinnytsia Region

    An animal trainer says goodbye to Benya, a 10-year-old male bear, who is inside an ambulant state circus trailer in Koziatyn, Vinnytsia Region

    Posted: 5/21/2012 1:17:40 AM EST
    Animal trainer Sacha Boldyrev says goodbye to Benya, a 10-year-old male bear, who is inside an ambulant state circus trailer in Koziatyn, Vinnytsia Region, about 240 km (150 miles) from Kiev May 9, 2012. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated the bear to be transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on keeping brown bears in poor private captivity. Picture taken on May 9, 2012 and released on May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Four Paws/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS HEALTH SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - An animal trainer cries as doctor Amir Khalil from Four Paws does a medical check on Benya, a 10-year-old male bear in Koziatyn, Vinnytsia Region

    An animal trainer cries as doctor Amir Khalil from Four Paws does a medical check on Benya, a 10-year-old male bear in Koziatyn, Vinnytsia Region

    Posted: 5/21/2012 1:16:35 AM EST
    Animal trainer Sacha Boldyrev (C) cries as doctor Amir Khalil from Four Paws does a medical check on Benya, a 10-year-old male bear in Koziatyn, Vinnytsia Region, about 240 km (150 miles) from Kiev May 9, 2012. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated the bear to be transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on keeping brown bears in poor private captivity. Picture taken on May 9, 2012 and released on May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Four Paws/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS HEALTH SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS