Health

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.

U.S. Aboriginal Whaling Quotas Renewed at IWC
May 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Daisuke Wakabayashi and Yereth Rosen, Reuters

The International Whaling Commission renewed a five-year whaling quota for indigenous people in the United States and Russia Tuesday, allowing Alaska Natives to continue hunting bowhead whales for subsistence purposes.

Indian Firm To Burn Toxic Waste from 1984 Industrial Disaster
May 29, 2007 12:00 AM - R.K. Misra, Associated Press

An Indian firm plans to burn toxic waste from the Bhopal disaster, the world's worst industrial accident, despite environmentalists' objections. The firm, Bharuch Environ Infrastructure Ltd., said burning the waste poses no threat.

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