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Tsunami-Hit Beach May Become Turtle Haven

Conservationists want to turn a popular Malaysian beach hit by the tsunami into a protected nesting area for endangered sea turtles, which hatched there for the first time in over a decade -- probably because of a drop-off in tourists after the disaster. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Vows Slowdown of Amazon Destruction

Destruction of Brazil's Amazon rain forest will slow down in 2005 after the murder of a U.S. nun prompted the government to launch an unprecedented crackdown on illegal loggers and ranchers, the head of Brazil's environment agency said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

More Mutilated Eagles Found Near Vancouver

The remains of 14 eagles feared killed for their talons and tail feathers have been found near Vancouver, the second such discovery this month, officials said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Cuba Calls on Citizens to Conserve Water to Confront Shortage

Cuba urged its citizens Monday to cut back on water use, announcing that new measures will be necessary to fight a long-lasting dry spell. >> Read the Full Article

Forest Fire Rages in Chile's Torres del Paine Park

Hundreds of firefighters battled a major blaze Monday in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park that forced wildlife to flee and obscured views of the famous Horns of Paine peaks at the height of the tourist season. >> Read the Full Article

Great Salt Lake Mercury Worries Scientists

Federal scientists studying the Great Salt Lake have found some of the highest levels of mercury ever measured anywhere -- prompting concern about some of the migratory birds that feed on the lake's brine shrimp. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Not Planning to Ban Popular Lawn Pesticide

Canada said Monday it did not plan to restrict the use of the popular garden pesticide 2,4-D and said it had found no evidence to support suggestions that the substance could cause cancer. >> Read the Full Article

Coastlines Already Damaged by Pollution Suffered More from Tsunami than Others, Says U.N. Official

Coastlines already damaged by pollution and man's poor land management suffered more from the southeast Asian tsunami than those with healthy coral reefs and other natural protection, the U.N. environment chief said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Passage of Air Quality Legislation is Cloudy

(By Jeffrey Burke) The U.S. stands poised to make the most significant changes to its air quality in fifteen years. EPA has estimated that the health... >> Read the Full Article

EPA Sets Exposure Limit for Fuel Pollutant

The government on Friday issued its first safety standard for perchlorate, a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel and explosives and blamed for widespread contamination of drinking water especially near many military sites. >> Read the Full Article