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Silt Deposits Threaten Coral Life in Tsunami-Hit Southern Indian Islands

The tsunami split coral reefs in India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands chain, burying them under sand deposits and threatening the entire marine habitat in the area, researchers said. >> Read the Full Article

US Forests Cost-Effective against Global Warming, Study Concludes

The cost of using forests to remove greenhouse gases from the air could be about the same as cutting pollution with fuel switching or energy efficiency improvements, according to a new report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. >> Read the Full Article

Shrieking Frogs Unnerve Hawaiian Island

A tiny frog with a huge shriek has invaded the Big Island and won't shut up. Big Island Mayor Harry Kim is looking for $2 million to begin controlling the spread of the nocturnal coqui frog, a beloved native in Puerto Rico but considered an annoying pest in Hawaii since hitching a ride over in shipments of tropical plants around 1990. >> Read the Full Article

Army to Study Possibility of Weapons Move, after Assuring it Wouldn't Happen

Despite assurances given Tuesday to Colorado's U.S. senators that chemical weapons would not be moved out of the Pueblo Chemical Depot, the Army is going ahead with plans to study the possibility of shipping chemical weapons around the country and has halted all construction work on a disposal facility here. >> Read the Full Article

Dow Chemical, Michigan Approve Plan on Dioxin

Dow Chemical Co. will take immediate steps to protect residents from dioxin in three Midland neighborhoods and part of the Tittabawassee River valley, the company and the state announced Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Barboursville, Va., Residents Win State High Court Mine Ruling

For three years, the residents of historic Barboursville have fought plans for a strip mine in their midst, on farmland little changed since colonial days. >> Read the Full Article

Report Says Indiana Utilities Can Cut Mercury Releases into Air by 90 Percent

Indiana utilities easily could release 90 percent less mercury into the air by the end of the decade without huge rate increases, according to a report released Wednesday by a national environmental group. >> Read the Full Article

US National Zoo Still Struggling, Report Finds

The National Zoo in Washington, plagued by a string of animal deaths including red pandas poisoned by rat bait, is improving but staff still needs basic animal care training, the National Research Council said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

World's Largest Iceberg Posing Problems

The world's largest iceberg appears to have run aground near Antarctica, posing more problems to scientific bases and penguin colonies, where tens of thousands of chicks face starvation, scientists said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Fight Planned Gas Terminal in Mexico

Greenpeace Mexico on Tuesday announced new efforts to block plans for a liquefied natural gas import terminal off of Mexico's Pacific coast near the U.S. border. >> Read the Full Article