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Consumers Not Warned of Mercury in Fish
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Vicki Smith, Associated Press
Not a single West Virginia grocery store is warning consumers of the possible dangers of mercury in fish, an environmental group says, even though the state and federal governments have been issuing advisories to anglers for at least two years.
World Bank to Fund Controversial Uruguay Pulp Mill
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Lesley Wroughton, Reuters
The World Bank Tuesday agreed to finance a controversial pulp mill project in Uruguay that soured relations with neighboring Argentina over concerns it will cause environmental damage to a river they share.
China Agency Says Pollution Worsening Amid Economic Boom
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
China's pollution problem has worsened this year as the demands of the surging economy continue to challenge anti-pollution efforts, state media reported Wednesday.
EPA Exempts Some Pesticide Use
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that pesticides can be applied over and near bodies of water without a permit under the federal Clean Water Act.
Officials Investigate Contamination of Amur River in Russian Far East
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Authorities in Russia's Far East were trying Tuesday to determine the source of chemical contamination in the Amur river, a regional official said.
Twenty-Two States Say EPA Too Soft on Mercury
November 20, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Air quality regulators in at least 22 states have concluded that the Bush administration's approach to cutting mercury pollution from coal-burning power plants is too weak and are pursuing tougher measures of their own.
Floods Hit up to 1.8 Million in Horn of Africa
November 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Torrential rains and floods have hit up to 1.8 million people in the Horn of Africa, driving tens of thousands from their homes and threatening to trigger epidemics, U.N. aid bodies said on Friday.
Pennsylvania Passes Plan to Cut Mercury
November 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Marc Levy, Associated Press
A state regulatory board Thursday approved Gov. Ed Rendell's proposal to make deeper cuts in mercury emissions from Pennsylvania's coal-fired power plants, despite opposition from power plants and mining companies.
Panel to Probe Chemical Link to Ailments
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Breen, Associated Press
It will take up to five years before residents in Ohio and West Virginia who sued DuPont over a chemical used to produce Teflon will know if they have been harmed by the substance, members of a science panel said on Tuesday.
Millions in Asia Suffering from Lack of Water and Proper Sanitation
November 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Ker Munthit, Associated Press
Two out of three people in South Asia lack basic sanitation, numbers that put the region on a par with sub-Saharan Africa, said a U.N. report issued Thursday that described the provision of toilet facilities as crucial to social and economic development.