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  •  - A bear named Potac looks out from his four square meters cage in Luhansk

    A bear named Potac looks out from his four square meters cage in Luhansk

    Posted: 2/27/2012 9:57:58 AM EST
    Potac, a 3-years old male bear, looks out from his four square meters cage in Luhansk, about 800 km (490 miles) from Kiev, February 27, 2012. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children's public organisation to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated the bear so it can be transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS 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
  •  - Members of Vier Pfoten animal welfare organisation place a bear named Potac in a van in Luhansk

    Members of Vier Pfoten animal welfare organisation place a bear named Potac in a van in Luhansk

    Posted: 2/27/2012 9:55:12 AM EST
    Members of Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation place Potac, a 3-year old male bear, in a van in Luhansk, about 800 km (490 miles) away from Kiev, February 27, 2012. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children's public organisation to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated the bear so it can be transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) NO COMMERCIAL OR BOOK SALES. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Members of Vier Pfoten animal welfare organisation prepare to transfer a bear named Potac in Luhansk

    Members of Vier Pfoten animal welfare organisation prepare to transfer a bear named Potac in Luhansk

    Posted: 2/27/2012 9:52:25 AM EST
    Members of Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation prepare to transfer Potac, a 3-year old male bear, in Luhansk, about 800 km (490 miles) away from Kiev, February 27, 2012. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children's public organisation to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated the bear so it can be transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) NO COMMERCIAL OR BOOK SALES. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - A bear named Potac bites the bars of his four square meters cage in Luhansk

    A bear named Potac bites the bars of his four square meters cage in Luhansk

    Posted: 2/27/2012 9:49:22 AM EST
    Potac, a 3-year old bear, bites the bars of his four square metres cage in Luhansk, about 800 km (490 miles) from Kiev, February 27, 2012. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children's public organisation to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated the bear so it can be transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 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
  •  - Potac sits in his four square metres cage in Luhansk

    Potac sits in his four square metres cage in Luhansk

    Posted: 2/27/2012 9:43:44 AM EST
    Potac, a 3-year old bear, sits in his four square metres cage in Luhansk, about 800 km (490 miles from Kiev, February 27, 2012. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children's public organisation to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated the bear so it can be transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian Minister Of Ecology And Natural Resources Zlochevsky Mykola announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/Handout (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) NO COMMERCIAL OR BOOK SALES. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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    Posted: 2/19/2012 9:15:45 PM EST
    In this photo provided by CBS News, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, interviewed at a remote location in Sterling, Va. Santorum on Sunday condemned what he called President Barack Obama's world view that "elevates the Earth above man" and requires insurers to pay for prenatal tests that will encourage more abortions. He said Obama's environmental policies promote ideas of "radical environmentalists," who, he argues, oppose greater use of the country's natural resources because they believe "man is here to serve the Earth." (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)
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    Posted: 2/10/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, meets with natural resources and ecology minister Yuri Trutnev in Moscow on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Trutnev presented Putin with a canister containing water taken from the boreshaft drilled to Lake Vostok under Antarctica. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Government Press Service)
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    Posted: 2/10/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin looks at a canister during a meeting with natural resources and ecology minister Yuri Trutnev in Moscow on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Natural resources and ecology minister Yuri Trutnev presented Putin with a canister containing water taken from the boreshaft drilled to Lake Vostok under Antarctica. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Government Press Service)
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    Posted: 2/10/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin holds a canister during a meeting with natural resources and ecology canister Yuri Trutnev in Moscow on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Trutnev presented Putin with a canister containing water taken from the boreshaft drilled to Lake Vostok under Antarctica. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Government Press Service)
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    Posted: 2/10/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin examines a canister during a meeting with natural resources and ecology minister Yuri Trutnev in Moscow on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Natural resources and ecology minister Yuri Trutnev presented Putin with a canister containing water taken from the boreshaft drilled to Lake Vostok under Antarctica.(AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Government Press Service)
  •  - Canada's Natural Resources Minister Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    Canada's Natural Resources Minister Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    Posted: 2/2/2012 4:39:39 PM EST
    Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - A fisheries biologis holds a Bighead carp caught in Lake Calumet in Illinois

    A fisheries biologis holds a Bighead carp caught in Lake Calumet in Illinois

    Posted: 1/31/2012 4:24:17 PM EST
    A fisheries biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources holds a Bighead carp caught in Lake Calumet in this photograph released to Reuters June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Handout
  •  - A fisheries biologis holds a Bighead carp caught in Lake Calumet in Illinois

    A fisheries biologis holds a Bighead carp caught in Lake Calumet in Illinois

    Posted: 1/31/2012 4:23:59 PM EST
    A fisheries biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources holds a Bighead carp caught in Lake Calumet in this photograph released to Reuters June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Handout
  •  - Canada's Natural Resources Minister Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    Canada's Natural Resources Minister Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    Posted: 1/31/2012 4:18:47 PM EST
    Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa January 31, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Canada's Natural Resources Minister Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    Canada's Natural Resources Minister Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

    Posted: 1/30/2012 4:16:45 PM EST
    Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa January 30, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS)
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    Posted: 1/26/2012 4:35:46 PM EST
    FILE - A beached pilot whale is seen in this Jan. 15, 2005 file photo taken near Oregon Inlet on North Carolina's Outer Banks by the U.S. Coast Guard. In a lawsuit being filed Thursday Jan. 26, 2012 by the environmental law firm Earthjustice, the Natural Resources Defense Council and other groups claim the National Marine Fisheries Service was wrong to approve the Navy?s plan for the expanded training in the Pacific Northwest. Regulators determined that while sonar use by navies has been associated with the deaths of whales around the world _ including the beachings of 37 whales on North Carolina?s Outer Banks in 2005 _ there was little chance of that happening in the Northwest. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, File)
  •  - Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary

    Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary

    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:40:28 PM EST
    Joe Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks to members of a business community at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary, Alberta, January 25, 2012. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks to a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce before his address in Calgary

    Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks to a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce before his address in Calgary

    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:39:51 PM EST
    Joe Oliver (L), Canada's natural resources minister, speaks to a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce before his address in Calgary, Alberta, January 25, 2012. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary

    Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary

    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:36:56 PM EST
    Joe Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks to members of a business community at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary, Alberta, January 25, 2012. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary

    Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary

    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:35:37 PM EST
    Joe Oliver, Canada's natural resources minister, speaks to members of a business community at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Calgary, Alberta, January 25, 2012. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)