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WWII-Era German Submarine Loaded with Poisonous Cargo Still Haunting Norway
December 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press
The rusting wreckage of a U-864, sunk off the coast of Norway in a desperate mission to supply Japan with advanced weapons technology, now poses a major environmental threat due to its poisonous cargo: 70 tons of mercury.
EPA, Air Force Dispute Cleanup
December 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Amanda Lehmert, Cape Cod Times
Air Force officials have proposed allowing a portion of the so-called Ashumet Valley groundwater contamination plume to continue to dissipate until it dilutes below levels that are considered harmful to humans.
Multistate Lawsuit against EPA Seeks to Lower Soot Levels, Save Lives
December 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Gormley, Associated Press
More than a dozen states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to lower soot levels from smokestacks and exhaust pipes, a move the state officials argue would save thousands of lives.
EU States Give Formal Backing to New Chemicals Law
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
European Union governments gave their formal backing on Monday to a new law to reform the chemicals sector after EU lawmakers passed a compromise deal on the rules last week.
Groups Urge Fish Consumption Advisory
December 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press
The nation's largest gold-producing state is being asked to investigate whether mercury emissions from its mines are contaminating area fisheries.
Thousands of Ducks Mysteriously Dying in Idaho
December 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters
Officials scrambled Wednesday to determine what has caused the deaths of thousands of mallard ducks in south-central Idaho near the Utah border.
Asian Leaders Call for Tougher Measures to Combat Air Pollution
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Asia must impose tighter regulations on emissions and fuel efficiency standards to combat air pollution that contributes to some half-a-million premature deaths annually, Asian ministers and environmentalists said Wednesday.
Climate Change Catching Voter Attention around World
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters
Mainstream parties in Germany, Britain, France, Canada, the United States and Austria believe tackling climate change is a vote winner while established Green parties in Germany and Austria are experiencing a renaissance.
Ebola Has Killed 5,000 Gorillas, Study Suggests
December 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters
The Ebola virus may have killed more than 5,000 gorillas in West Africa -- enough to send them into extinction if people continue to hunt them, too, researchers said Thursday.
Prince Charles to Use Commercial Flights
December 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Sue Leeman, Associated Press
Putting his money where his environmentalist mouth is, Prince Charles is swapping gas-guzzling private planes and helicopters for commercial flights, train journeys and biodiesel cars.