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Australian Scientists Prove Less Trees, Less Rain

Australian scientists have found that deforestation along the Amazon River in South America was reducing rainfall and causing climate change in the region. >> Read the Full Article

Contractor for Hanford Waste Cleanup Fined for Worker Contaminations

The company overseeing cleanup of highly radioactive waste on the Hanford nuclear reservation has been fined more than $300,000 for violating worker safety standards, the Department of Energy said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

New Diesels Hit Streets

Remember diesel cars in the '70s and '80s? Those loud, smoky, smelly things that were hard to start on cold mornings? Meet the new diesel. >> Read the Full Article

Western Wind Energy Signs Deal with Southern California Edison

British Columbia, Canada-based Western Wind Energy announced the execution of a formal power purchase agreement with the Southern California Edison Company. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Sustainable Conservation

One group wants to work with companies and industries to be positive stewards of the environment, rather than sue them or create conflict with them. >> Read the Full Article

'World Record' Stork Killed by French Power Lines

A satellite-tagged white stork whose progress was monitored by scientists for over 2,000 days was killed after it was electrocuted by power lines in France, a conservation group said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Tribes and Forest Service Discuss Sacred Sites

Tribal leaders, elders and members met with National Forest Service officials in a two-day consultation/listening session to begin a process of forming an advisory group, define consultation and sacred sites in an atmosphere a majority of people described as powerful and unprecedented in dealings with federal agencies. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Smelter Blamed for Lake's Pollution

Most of the lead, cadmium and other heavy metals pollution sampled from Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir behind the Grand Coulee Dam, came from a smelter in Trail, British Columbia, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Draw Link Between Second-Hand Smoke and Breast Cancer

Scientists at an influential state agency have completed a draft report linking second-hand smoke to breast cancer. It is the first major report to draw that connection, and one of many findings about the health effects of passive smoking. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico's Gulf Coast in Peril from Global Warming

In this sweaty Gulf of Mexico fishing village, poor families in dirt-floor homes dream, like millions of people around the world, of owning air-conditioned cars and refrigerators. >> Read the Full Article