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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.

U.S. National Zoo Puts Down Arthritic Elephant
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

The U.S. National Zoo said it put down an arthritic elephant Wednesday in the latest in a series of high-profile deaths at the flagship institution, which has also marked notable births.

Nuclear Power Company Negotiates with Property Owners after Radioactive Leak
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A nuclear power plant is buying out one property owner and negotiating financial settlements with 14 others after elevated levels of a radioactive substance were discovered near the site of a 1998 pipeline valve break.

Scientists Say they Discover World's Smallest Recorded Fish in Indonesian Swamp
January 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists say they have discovered the world's smallest known fish in threatened swampland in Indonesia.

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