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Review Panel: Teflon Chemical a Likely Carcinogen
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Randall Chase, Associated Press

A chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon and other nonstick and stain-resistant products should be considered a "likely" carcinogen, according to an independent scientific review panel advising the EPA.

Experts Say Black-Footed Ferrets Reproducing
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

In an encouraging sign for the black-footed ferret, wildlife officials say the animal is apparently reproducing across the West after nearing extinction less than three decades ago.

Environmentalists Say Stopping Aid to Palestinians Would Harm Whole Region
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Sara Toth, Associated Press

Threats of withdrawing foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority following the Hamas election victory jeopardize environmental projects vital to Israel as well, Palestinian, Israeli and international officials said.

Mexico Signs Agreement to Drastically Cut Fuel Emissions, Improve Air Quality
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Julie Watson, Associated Press

Mexico has launched an ambitious plan to drastically cut fuel emissions and improve air quality, the environment secretary said Tuesday.

New England Fisherman again Facing Severe Fishing Cuts
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

New England's fishermen are again facing onerous cuts in their time at sea as regulators decide on more restrictions to help struggling fish stocks recover.

Australia's Reefs Face Bleaching Risk
February 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Corder, Associated Press

A bout of coral bleaching hitting Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be as bad as an episode in 2001-2002 that affected 60 percent of the reef, scientists warned Tuesday.

Unique Australian Trees Endangered
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

The only known wild stand of a tree species dating to Jurassic times has been endangered by a deadly disease probably introduced by an unauthorized hiker, a government official said Monday.

Global Warming Demands Urgent Solutions, Scientists Say
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The world must halt greenhouse gas emissions and reverse them within two decades or watch the planet spiralling towards destruction, scientists said on Monday.

On Beyond Organic -- Farmer John Goes Hollywood
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Midwestern farmer John Peterson has been called a maverick, a philosopher and a devil worshipper for his approach to life, art and organic vegetable growing. Now, his story is hitting the big screen as a documentary film.

North Carolina Sues TVA, Citing Air Pollution as Public Nuisance
January 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press

North Carolina's attorney general sued the Tennessee Valley Authority on Monday, accusing the nation's largest federal utility of causing a public nuisance in his state by failing to reduce pollution from its coal-fired power plants.

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