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California Firms Adapt to New Electronic-Waste Recycling Rules

California's pioneering electronic-waste recycling law was as confusing for the big recycling operators as it was for collectors and consumers when it went into force at the beginning of the year. But after struggling with vague regulations and burdensome red tape during the first six months of operation, recyclers say the system is starting to work. >> Read the Full Article

Toxic Algae Poisons More than 150 People on Italian Coast

More than 150 beach-goers required treatment in the northwestern town of Genoa for high fever and breathing problems after inhaling a toxin produced by a tropical algae, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Population of Endangered Woodpecker Rises

Working by flashlight in a Georgia pine forest, wildlife biologists carefully position nets over tree cavities 30 to 40 feet above ground. Soon there's a rustling in the darkness, and they manage to catch one red-cockaded woodpecker. Biologist Jim Cox then attaches aluminum leg bands that will help track the bird's movements. >> Read the Full Article

Britain to Build New Base for Scientific Research in the Antarctic

Britain plans replace its aging scientific research station in the Antarctic with a structure on skis so that it can move away from dangerous ice, officials said Tuesday. It will use renewable energy sources and improved methods of handling waste. >> Read the Full Article

Class-Action Lawsuit being Filed against DuPont over Teflon Chemical Risks

A $5 billion class-action lawsuit is being filed against DuPont Co. saying the chemical giant long failed to warn consumers on the dangers of a Teflon chemical. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Planes to Monitor Arctic for Ship Pollution

Canadian spotter planes will for the first time start monitoring Arctic waters for illegal discharges of waste by ships which could damage the region's delicate environment, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Research Lab Probes Life Under the Sea

Living for days on end 63 feet beneath the waves is a near-ideal situation for researchers studying undersea life, biologist James Lindholm says. Yet sometimes the best-laid experiments can go awry. >> Read the Full Article

Oyster Isn't Endangered, Fishermen Tell Congress

The Eastern Oyster may be in trouble in the Chesapeake Bay, but any move to protect it as an endangered species could devastate thriving oyster fisheries from Maine to Louisiana, fishermen told Congress Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Environmental Bottom Line

Saving energy can reduce costs and help the bottom line, and we know that it also can benefit the environment. But there is another benefit to greening your business: investment dollars. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Speed Coral Growth

St. Louis sits hundreds of miles from the nearest natural coral, and it's on the other side of the world from the most famous coral reef. Yet the key to saving this crucial oceanic organism just might have sprung from the muddy banks of the Mississippi. >> Read the Full Article