Experts Link Raw Fish to Liver Cancer in SE Asia
July 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Thai researchers have urged people in Southeast Asia to stop eating raw freshwater fish because they risk becoming infected with a parasitic worm that may predispose them to developing liver cancer.

U.S. Warns Citizens over Naples Garbage Crisis
July 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United States embassy in Rome has warned U.S citizens they may face a health risk in Italy's southern Campania region due to a garbage crisis that has filled streets with piles of rubbish.

China Province Vows Water Clean-Up Even if Economy Hurts
July 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The top official of an eastern Chinese province said he would be willing to sacrifice 15 percent of its booming economic activity to clean a lake beset by pollution-fed algae, state media reported on Monday.

Bicycling Gains Popularity Even in the Bike-Crazy Netherlands
July 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

The distance the average Dutch person bicycles every day has increased by nearly 10 percent in the past five years, the country's Central Bureau for Statistics said Monday -- remarkable in a nation already renowned for its love of two-wheeled transport.

Earth Underwhelmed by Environment Pop Extravaganza
July 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Mike Collett-White, Reuters

They rocked the world, but as the clean-up at nine climate change gigs around the globe begins, many wonder if the galaxy of pop stars did much to change it.

China Announces New Plan for Combating Infectious Diseases Outbreaks
July 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Anita Chang, Associated Press

China, criticized for its secretive response in fighting SARS, plans to combat the spread of infectious diseases with better prevention efforts and research, according to a Ministry of Health plan.

Winning Olympic Bid for Sochi Stirs Mixed Emotions for Russian Ecologists
July 5, 2007 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters

Russian environmentalists have greeted Sochi's winning Olympic bid with patriotic pride but also warned that construction plans would destroy part of a protected mountain wilderness.

China Environment Chief Says Pollution Fuelling Unrest
July 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

Chinese anger with worsening pollution is fuelling increasing protests, the nation's top environmental official said, criticising local governments who he said protected factories turning rivers into "sticky glue".

Environmentalist Tapped To Lead California Air Board
July 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger named a veteran environmentalist to lead a pivotal pollution board Tuesday, hoping to defuse criticism that the state is moving too slowly on its landmark legislation against global warming.

World Bank Says Pollution Kills 460,000 Chinese a Year
July 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

About 460,000 Chinese die prematurely each year from breathing polluted air and drinking dirty water, according to a World Bank study.

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