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New York Sues U.S. Agency, Seeks Air Quality Files
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

New York state has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to divulge information about the levels of toxins that paint manufacturers are allowed to release into the air.

Rare Dolphin Heading for Extinction in Cambodia
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The rare Asian dolphin has moved closer to extinction in Cambodia after a series of deaths in fishing nets over the past few weeks, officials said on Wednesday.

Florida Manatee Deaths Set Record in January
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Manatee deaths jumped by a third in January compared with the same month last year, but exactly what killed half the animals remains unknown, state wildlife officials said.

EPA Lifts Requirements for States to Add Ethanol, MTBE to Gasoline
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

States no longer will have to add corn-based ethanol or MTBE to gasoline to fight pollution -- a requirement that costs as much as 8 cents a gallon -- under rules announced Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

China Hydro-Dams Leave Locals Poorer Report Says
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

A massive hydro-electric scheme in western China has left locals poor and discontented, a researcher at an official think-tank said, casting doubt on official promises that the country's dams bring prosperity.

Chile Authorizes Gold Mining Project but Bans Relocation of Glaciers
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Eduardo Gallardo, Associated Press

Ambitious plans for an open-pit mine high in the Andes mountains were unanimously approved Wednesday, but the Chilean environmental agency rejected its most controversial aspect -- relocating three glaciers to reach the gold underneath.

Alaska Ordinance to Prevent Eagle Feeding
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of bald eagles that gather at the Homer spit each winter for handouts won't be so lucky now that the city council has passed an ordinance barring the feeding of eagles.

Scientists May Have Found New Fish Species
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press

Scientists have discovered what they believe is a new fish species and at least 20 types of previously unknown seaweeds during a recent expedition to one of the Caribbean's most diverse marine areas.

China Announces Major Plan to Combat Pollution, Revive Battered Environment
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

China announced a plan Wednesday to combat widespread pollution and leave a better environment for future generations, citing the need to stave off possible social instability.

EPA Board Says Teflon Chemical a Likely Carcinogen
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Randall Chase, Associated Press

A group of scientific advisers to the EPA voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a recommendation that a chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon should be considered a likely carcinogen.

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