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Rumbling at Mount St. Helens Triggers Alert

Government scientists have warned hikers and researchers not to go near the crater of the Mount St. Helens volcano because there is an "increased likelihood" an explosion could occur, sending rocks and debris down the side of the mountain. >> Read the Full Article

Thai Suspected Bird Flu Case Fans Human Link Fear

Thailand, rattled by fears a girl passed bird flu to her mother, says it has no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the deadly H5N1 virus in the country. >> Read the Full Article

Number Of Dead From Haiti Floods Tops 1,070, With 1,250 Others Missing

Trucks dumped scores of bodies into a mass grave in this flood-ravaged city still littered with corpses, as officials said the death toll from Tropical Storm Jeanne rose to more than 1,070 and could double again. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Residents Line Up for Food, Water

People lined up more than a half-mile for food and water, while others searched in vain for generators in the sweltering heat Monday as Florida residents began cleaning up all over again, demoralized by the fourth hurricane in six weeks to batter the state. >> Read the Full Article

Survey Highlights Savings, Efficiency Benefits of Green Buildings

Turner Construction Company has announced the findings of its survey of 719 building owners, developers, architects, engineers and consultants on green building issues. The online survey was conducted by Bayer Consulting during July 2004. For the purposes of the survey, green buildings were defined as buildings which use design and construction practices to significantly reduce or eliminate negative effects on the environment and occupants. >> Read the Full Article

Greenhouse Gas Levels Rising Over Antarctica

A group of Japanese researchers has found that carbon dioxide levels over the Antarctica rose by over 2.6 percent from six years ago — the first such detection of an increase in a "greenhouse" gas above the southern continent, group members said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Diarrhea Afflicts Flood Victims in Bangladesh

Diarrhea blamed on late monsoon floods has killed one child and stricken hundreds of others in southwestern Bangladesh, relief officials report. >> Read the Full Article

San Francisco Plan Aims to Slash Greenhouse Gases

Three days after California regulators adopted tough rules to cut car pollution, San Francisco's mayor unveiled a plan this week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, saying cities must take action because the Bush administration is ignoring global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Ecuador's Galapagos Park Rangers End Strike

Galapagos park rangers have ended a strike that had blocked tourist sites in the exotic islands for more than two weeks after the Ecuadorean government accepted their demands for a change in park leadership. >> Read the Full Article

Former Federal Superfund Official Found Guilty in Fraud Case

The former head of the federal Superfund environmental cleanup program has been found guilty Monday of concocting a scheme to defraud a client who had hired her consulting company for an environmental cleanup project. >> Read the Full Article