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U.S. Drops Objections to Chemical Weapon Wastewater Plan
February 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Citing new safety assurances, the Environmental Protection Agency has dropped objections to a plan to treat chemical weapon wastewater at a DuPont Co. plant and discharge it into the Delaware River.

World Lawmakers Set up Global Warming Monitor Group
February 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Lawmakers and business leaders from around the world launched a campaign on Friday to push recalcitrant governments to take action on climate change.

Seychelles Bans Cutting Sharks' Fins
February 27, 2006 12:00 AM - George Thande, Reuters

The Seychelles has banned the cutting off of sharks' fins by foreign fishermen to curb a flourishing global trade that is threatening the survival of the sea predator and marine ecosystems.

California Bill Would Bar Toxins in Cell Phones, iPods
February 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

California would require manufacturers to phase out the use of hazardous materials in making cell phones, iPods and other electronic devices under a bill introduced by a state lawmaker.

Scientists Study Sound, Marine Creatures
February 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

The Natural Resources Defense Council and other plaintiffs alleged in a federal lawsuit last fall that the Navy's mid-frequency sonar used for detecting enemy submarines disturbs and sometimes kills whales and dolphins.

Experts Foresaw Tragedy in Philippines
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Gomez and Michael Casey, Associated Press

Experts knew the farming village of Guinsaugon sat atop a major earthquake fault and were planning to issue a warning when a landslide buried nearly all its residents.

China Detains Man for Spreading Pollution Rumours
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China, which this week warned officials they would be punished for covering up pollution, has detained a man after he sent text messages telling people of a new case of water pollution, media reported on Thursday.

EU Ready for More Bird Flu from Africa Migration
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Smith, Reuters

Europe is preparing for more cases of the lethal strain of bird flu as the spring migration season approaches and new species, possibly already infected, arrive from Africa, the EU's health chief said on Thursday.

U.S. Plans to Send Missouri Water North Worry Canada
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcy Nicholson, Reuters

U.S. plans to combat droughts by diverting Missouri River water north into Canada are pushing the two countries toward their second clash in a year over water use.

Powell Says Wetlands, Levees Vital to Louisiana
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Building higher levees isn't the sole solution to protecting this city and the rest of low-lying south Louisiana from killer hurricanes, President Bush's adviser on Gulf Coast recovery said Thursday.

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