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Study Concludes 'Double Whammy' Harms Murrelet

To protect the marbled murrelet, logging stopped across wide swaths of coastal old-growth forests in Oregon. >> Read the Full Article

Death Toll from Floods in Central Indonesia Rises to 57

Rescuers using their bare hands and basic tools struggled to reach stranded villagers and recovered dozens more corpses Tuesday as the death toll from flash floods in central Indonesia reached 57. >> Read the Full Article

Police Briefly Hold Greenpeace Activists Accusing France of Dumping Toxic Wastes in India

Police on Tuesday detained 13 Greenpeace activists outside the French Embassy in New Delhi, where they were accusing France of sending an old military aircraft carrier containing toxic waste to a shipbreaking yard in India. >> Read the Full Article

Trash Mounts as California Cleans up from Floods

Residents and businesses in Northern California towns cleared away debris Tuesday as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger expanded his list of counties eligible for flood disaster funds. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Moves To Block 2006 Caspian Sea Caviar Exports

The U.N. has effectively blocked caviar exports until producer countries gives better information on stock levels and illegal sales of the highly prized delicacy. >> Read the Full Article

Stockholm Tries out Traffic Tolls To Ease Congestion

Drivers had to pay a fee to enter Stockholm on Tuesday as the city started a seven-month trial of a contentious program designed to reduce traffic and cut pollution in the Swedish capital. >> Read the Full Article

Forest Fires Ravage Rare Species in New Caledonia, Worry Environmentalists

Fires whipping through rainforests in New Caledonia are wiping out rare plant species and overwhelming firefighters, and environmental groups and local leaders appealed Tuesday for help. >> Read the Full Article

Government Issues Cleanup Guidelines for 'Dirty Bomb' Attack

The government issued cleanup standards Tuesday for a "dirty bomb" terrorist attack that would in some cases be far less rigorous than what is required for Superfund sites, nuclear power plants and nuclear waste dumps. >> Read the Full Article

Law Bans Most Mercury from Products

In an attempt to reduce, and eventually eliminate, mercury from finding its way into Narragansett Bay, the sale of items with more than one gram of mercury was prohibited as of Sunday, when a new Rhode Island law took effect. >> Read the Full Article

Three Automakers To Unveil Hybrid Plans

General Motors Corp. of the United States and German automakers DaimlerChrysler AG and BMW AG will unveil their respective gasoline-electric hybrid car strategies during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. >> Read the Full Article