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Brain Cancer Study: Garlic Kills The Cancer Cells

CHARLESTON, S.C. - For the first time, organo-sulfur compounds found in garlic have been identified as effective against a type of brain tumor called glioblastoma. It's a very serious tumor, equivalent medical experts say, to a death sentence within a short period after diagnosis. >> Read the Full Article

Antarctic Ozone Hole Appears Early, Growing

A hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica has appeared earlier than usual in 2007, the United Nations weather agency said on Tuesday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said it would not be clear for several weeks whether the ozone hole, which is expected to continue growing until early October, would be larger than its record size in 2006. "It is still too early to give a definitive statement about the development of this year's ozone hole and the degree of ozone loss that will occur. This will, to a large extent, depend on the meteorological conditions," the Geneva-based agency said. >> Read the Full Article

France promises green World Cup

Solar panels on stadium roofs, recycled pitch-watering systems and fair trade snacks for half time should make the World Cup a model for environmentally friendly sporting events, French officials said on Tuesday.
The competition, which kicks off next week, is expected to generate some 570,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the annual output of the tournament's Pacific Ocean outsiders Western Samoa. >> Read the Full Article

Japan cautions against resource nationalism

Japan's trade minister said Kazakhstan's move this week to suspend work on the huge Kashagan oilfield echoed Russia's row over the Sakhalin-2 oil project and he cautioned against the spread of global resource nationalism. >> Read the Full Article

New golden frog discovered in remote region of Colombia

Bogota, Colombia, August 28, 2007— A new poisonous frog was recently discovered in a remote mountainous region in Colombia by a team of young scientists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). The new frog, which is almost two centimetres in length, was given the name the “golden frog of Supata.” >> Read the Full Article

Greek government criticized as fires rage on

Greece's conservative government faced mounting criticism of incompetence on Tuesday as villagers fled fierce forest fires that have killed 63 people. The opposition Socialist PASOK party seized on the fires three weeks before a parliamentary election, pouring scorn on the government's efforts and saying accusations of arson were an excuse for its weakness in responding to the crisis. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Seek to Ground Hawaii Superferry with Court Order; New Protest Held

A state judge agreed Monday to temporarily block the first passenger-vehicle ferry service between the Hawaiian Islands from using Maui's Kahului Harbor, giving environmental groups a victory. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Trys To Calm Europe's Environmental Concerns

Delegates from Brazil's farm sector will visit Europe next month on a mission to convince customers that the expanding agricultural business is not harming the environment. They intend to show that many of the accusations made by green activists against Brazilian agriculture -- for example, that increased cane planting is destroying the Amazon rain forest -- do not reflect reality, Carlo Lovatelli, president of the Brazilian Agribusiness Association (Abag), said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

China Rivers Threaten Sixth of Population

Polluters along two of China's main rivers have defied a decade-old clean-up effort, leaving much of the water unfit to touch, let alone drink, and a risk to a sixth of the population, state media said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Bangkok Luxury Store Owner Convicted for Wildlife Trafficking

A Bangkok luxury store owner was convicted today for breaching Thailand's wildlife protection law. The store owner, Mr. Reyaz Ahmad Mir, an Indian national from Kashmir, pleaded guilty to charges of illegally importing and selling "shahtoosh" shawls made from the wool derived from poaching highly endangered Tibetan Antelopes (Pantholops hodgsonii). >> Read the Full Article