Fw: (ENS) World News December 31, 2007
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NEW ENERGY-EFFICIENT BALL SPARKLES AT TIMES SQUARE CELEBRATION
NEW YORK, New York, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - The New Year's countdown celebration in New York's Times Square, begins at 6 o'clock with the lighting and raising of the New Year's Eve Ball atop One Times Square. A new, energy-efficient ball has been created to mark the 100th anniversary of the ball lowering celebration. The ball will descend at the stroke of midnight and ring in the New Year.
REHAB PROSPECTS GOOD AFTER KOREA'S WORST OIL SPILL
SEOUL, Korea, December 31, 2007 (ENS)The prospects for environmental rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in South Korean history are good due to "quick and effective action" by the Korean authorities, a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team has found. The oil tanker Hebei Spirit, riding at anchor 100 kilometers south of Seoul, was pierced by a barge on December 7, releasing 10,500 metric tons of crude oil into the sea.
PLANT DISEASE OUTBREAKS CAUSED CROP LOSSES IN 2007
BROOKLINE, Massachusetts, December 31, 2007 (ENS)A year-end report from the International Society for Infectious Diseases shows the pattern of plant diseases around the world. While many diseases are spreading, there is some good news - grapevine leaf rust, caused by a wind borne fungus, has been successfully eradicated in Australia.
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