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Wild Birds: Vectors or Victims of Avian Flu?
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Do the wild birds that fly through cold winter skies to warmer lands silently carry deadly bird flu around the world? Or are they simply potential victims?

High Cancer Rates Found in Maryland Catfish
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than half of one species of catfish sampled in the South River had skin tumors, matching the highest rate in the nation, wildlife officials said.

Ethanol Could Reduce Fossil Fuel Need, Study Shows
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Ethanol -- alcohol produced from corn or other plants -- is more energy-efficient than some experts had realized and it is time to start developing it as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Congressional Investigators Question EPA Data on Lead in Drinking Water
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The government has incomplete data about lead in the country's drinking water, and that problem and others may be undermining public health, congressional investigators say.

California Classifies Second-Hand Smoke a Toxic Risk
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A California agency voted Thursday to classify second-hand tobacco smoke as a "toxic air contaminant," a first-in-the-nation move that could ultimately toughen state regulations against smoking.

Global Warming May Cause Sea Levels to Rise 34 Centimeters by 2100
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Global warming will cause sea levels to rise up to 34 centimeters (11 inches) by the end of the century, causing increased flooding and coastal erosion, according to a new study by Australian researchers.

ENN Weekly: January 23rd - 27th
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN summarizes the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news January 23rd - 27th: Pesticide tests on humans, fuel cells funding, asthma inhalers and the ozone, and much more.

Climate Change Has Unexpected Effects
January 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

On the surface, global warming may seem like a pretty simple process. Excess "greenhouse" gases trap heat in the atmosphere, making the world warmer. But that's not all that happens. Our climate is actually very complex and intimately connected to life on Earth. Seemingly minor changes can have profound repercussions.

German Chancellor Urges Common Social, Environment, Trade Approach
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Wednesday for international bodies to develop common standards in social and environmental policy and push ahead with trade liberalisation.

Beijing Offers Modest Solutions to Ease Traffic Congestion
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles Hutzler, Associated Press`

Beijing officials announced higher parking fees and other modest measures Wednesday to cope with the surging car use that is clogging the Chinese capital's streets.

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