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Climate Change Imperils Monuments
June 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
Rising seas, spreading deserts, intensifying weather and other harbingers of climate change are threatening cultural landmarks from Canada to Antarctica, the World Monuments Fund said Wednesday.
Dredging May Not Eliminate Contaminants
June 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Contaminated sediments in rivers and bays from coast to coast pose an environmental hazard, and while dredging reduces the sediment it doesn't always solve the problem, the National Research Council reported Tuesday.
Group Seeks Ban on Detergent Ingredient
June 6, 2007 12:00 AM - David Dishneau, Associated Press
An environmental group asked the federal government Tuesday to ban a class of toxic chemical compounds that are found in industrial and household detergents and are believed to cause male fish to develop female characteristics.
Daryl Hannah Visits Ecuador Indians Who Are Suing Chevron for Environmental Damage
June 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Dolores Ochoa, Associated Press
Daryl Hannah said she planned to meet with Ecuador's president Tuesday to discuss a lawsuit by Indians and settlers against Chevron Corp., a day after she trudged through the jungle to visit the polluted site.
Melting Ice, Snow To Hit Livelihoods Worldwide, UN Says
June 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Global warming that is melting ice and snow will affect hundreds of millions of people around the globe by disrupting rivers in Asia, thawing Arctic ice and raising ocean levels, a U.N. report said on Monday.
Beijing To Shut Down Heavy Polluters During Games
May 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Nick Mulvenney, Reuters
Beijing will shut down smoke-belching factories and ban thousands of cars from city streets to improve air quality during next year's Olympic Games, a senior city official said on Thursday.
Peruvian Mahogany Logged Illegally, Report Says
May 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Gideon Long, Reuters
More than 12 percent of the mahogany exported by Peru is logged illegally and most of the companies working in the sector are guilty, environmentalists said Wednesday in a report rejected by the government.
Montana Delays Slaughter of 300 Bison Amid Uproar
May 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters
Public outrage prompted a temporary stay of execution Wednesday for 300 bison, including an estimated 100 calves, roaming in Montana outside the confines of Yellowstone National Park.
China City Suspends Chemical Plant after Uproar
May 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters
Chinese citizens alarmed about pollution won a rare victory on Wednesday when a city froze a chemical project after angry residents joined in opposition through a flood of mobile phone text messages.
Cows in New Zealand Produce Low-Fat Milk
May 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
New Zealand scientists are breeding a herd of cows that produce lower-fat milk after the chance discovery of a natural gene mutation in one animal.