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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.
Experts Urge Fruit Growers to Use Pesticide Alternatives
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press
Fruit growers are being urged to look for alternative pest controls as government regulators look to quash the use of insecticides deemed unsafe by farmworker advocacy groups.
Glimmers of Hope Seen in Africa Bird Flu Gloom
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Alistair Thomson, Reuters
With weak surveillance and grinding poverty, Africa is being declared the new frontier in the fight against bird flu, but some of its states should be able to control the disease, a top animal health expert said.
EPA Cannot Verify Asbestos Cleanup
December 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency cannot verify the effectiveness of its cleanup programs in a Montana town where residents have contracted asbestos-related illnesses in unusually large numbers, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday.
Study Disputes Cell Phone-Cancer Link
December 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
A huge study from Denmark offers the latest reassurance that cell phones don't trigger cancer. Scientists tracked 420,000 Danish cell phone users, including 52,000 who had gabbed on the gadgets for 10 years or more, and some who started using them 21 years ago.
Scientists Criticize Bird Flu Search
December 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press
Birds from Latin America -- not from the north -- are most likely to bring deadly bird flu to the main U.S., researchers said Monday, suggesting the government might miss the H5N1 virus because biologists have been looking in the wrong direction.
The Truth about Toxics
December 4, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN
Black mold. Pesticides. Mercury. Radon. The list of toxics in our environment can seem endless and overwhelming. But which risks are real and which are overblown media creations? Two experts say that’s a question worth asking, and they’ve set out to provide some answers.
South Korea in Huge Poultry Cull to Halt Bird Flu
December 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
South Korea will cull more than half a million fowl in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, having already killed 150,000 chickens near farms where the virus was found, officials said on Thursday.
Flu Viruses Survive Frozen in Lakes, Study Finds
November 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters
Influenza virus can live for decades and perhaps even longer in frozen lakes and might be picked up and carried by birds to reinfect animals and people, researchers reported Tuesday.
Study Finds Great Lakes Threatened by Aging Sewage Systems
November 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The untreated urban sewage and effluents that flow into the Great Lakes each year are threatening a critical ecosystem that supplies water to millions of people, according to a study by a Canadian environmental group.