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New EPA Soot Limits Faulted by Scientists
February 6, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulations on soot were criticized Friday as too weak by scientists advising the agency and as too politicized by health advocates and Democrats.

Report Suggests Cancer in Tasmanian Devils
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

A mysterious illness that has killed tens of thousands of Tasmanian devils is caused by cancerous tumors that are spread by ferocious squabbling among the carnivorous marsupials.

Road Salt May Be Sickening Alaska Pigeons
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Something is sickening pigeons in Juneau, making the birds lethargic and susceptible to attacks by ravens. A biologist and some birders suspect salt on Juneau's roads and sidewalks may be affecting pigeons.

Study Urges Action on Threatened Africa Predators
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A new study of Africa's most endangered carnivores has called for urgent action to save beasts such as the lion, cheetah and Ethiopian wolf from major threats to survival such as hunting and conflict with humans.

Tanker Runs Aground in Alaska, Spills Oil Products
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

An oil tanker carrying nearly 5 million gallons of oil and gasoline was struck by an ice floe while loading at an Alaska refinery and ran aground Thursday, causing a small spill.

Preparing for Oil Spills in Norway’s Arctic Waters
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Claire Doole, WWF International

Concerns about high oil prices and instability in the Middle East have meant that the Arctic — home to a quarter of planet’s untapped oil and natural gas — has become one of the final frontiers for natural resource exploration and exploitation.

China Pledges to Do More to Protect Dwindling Wetlands
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China will boost investment in wetlands protection and put more wetland areas under state protection in an effort to save them from destruction, state media said Thursday.

U.S. Senators Plan Climate Change Bill this Spring
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

The Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Energy Committee will introduce legislation this spring aimed at fighting global warming, but their staff see little chance of Congress passing the climate change bill this year.

U.S. Judge Blasts EPA over Sept. 11 Dust Health Dangers
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A federal judge Thursday scolded the Environmental Protection Agency and its former chief for not warning residents near the World Trade Center about health dangers following the Sept. 11 attacks/

Commission Leaders Say Government Must Act Fast to Save Oceans
February 3, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Leaders of two expert commissions that examined the nation's ocean policies give the Congress, Bush administration and governors a near-failing grade for not moving quickly enough to address their recommendations.

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