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Reduction Urged in Maximum Fluoride Limit
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The high levels of fluoride that occur naturally in some drinking water can cause tooth and bone damage and should be reduced, the National Research Council said Wednesday.

Are We Winning the Race to Stop Biodiversity Loss?
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - James P. Leape, WWF International

(By James P. Leape) With the natural forest loss rate at 13 million hectares a year — about 25 hectares a minute — the race is on to protect what’s left of the world’s forests.

Greenpeace Wants 40 Percent of Oceans Protected
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United Nations should protect the world's oceans from deep sea fishing and pollution in the same way as environmentally sensitive land, the lobby group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

Corning Says It Has Produced New Glass without Heavy Metals
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Ben Dobbin, Associated Press

Corning said Tuesday its Eagle XG glass is the first in the LCD industry to be completely free of arsenic as well as other heavy metals such as barium and antimony and halides like chlorine and fluorine.

Bolivia Says Water is a Right, Opposes Declaration
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Bolivia is refusing to sign an international declaration on the importance of clean water because it falls short of calling access to it a human right, a government minister said Monday.

NASA Radar Plane Gauges Arctic Snow Layer
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

A radar-equipped NASA plane is flying low over the Arctic this week to measure the snow on top of sea ice, a finding with implications for polar bears and possibly humans, an ice scientist said this week.

Michigan Officials Seek Tough Clearing Rules
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Tighter restrictions should be imposed on clearing vegetation from Great Lakes shorelines because it alters water chemistry and damages fish habitat, state regulators said.

Colgate to Buy Majority Stake in Tom's of Maine
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Jessica Wohl, Reuters

Tom's of Maine, a big player in the small but growing natural personal products category, has agreed to be swallowed up by Colgate-Palmolive Co., the world's largest maker of toothpaste.

Group Backs Grizzlies on Endangered List
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

More than 250 scientists and researchers have signed a letter protesting a federal proposal to no longer protect grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area under the Endangered Species Act.

Climate Change Threatens to Hamper Development in Poorest Countries
March 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Droughts, floods, changing rain patterns and rising sea levels are threatening development in the world's poorest countries, experts and aid workers said Monday at an international water forum.

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