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World Health Organization: One Million People Die Yearly From Environmental Risks in the Western Pacific

One million people in the Western Pacific Region die each year from environmental health risks, and the World Health Organization predicts a worsening scenario if effective measures to deal with growing industrialization and urbanization are not taken now. >> Read the Full Article

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Partners with Los Angeles Unified School District in Fall Teacher Workshop Series

the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is partnering with the Los Angeles Unified School District in sponsoring a series of teacher training workshops this fall, including sessions on electricity, water science, ecology and general environmental subjects >> Read the Full Article

Alberta-Pacific Awarded Forest Stewardship Council Certification

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited certifier, SmartWood, in recognition of the company’s demonstrated environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management practices. >> Read the Full Article

Peru Mayor Says Camisea Gas Pipeline Leak Contaminated Jungle Rivers, Sickening Hundreds

A district mayor threatened Wednesday to sue the operators of a pipeline that transports natural gas liquids from the Camisea gas fields in the country's southern Amazon after it sprang a leak in one of his villages. >> Read the Full Article

Europe's 2003 Heatwave Altered Carbon Cycle, Study Says

Europe's devastating heat wave, which claimed 35,000 lives in 2003, also reduced plant growth across the continent by 30 percent and may have contributed to global warming, French researchers said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Send Message: 'Cut Air Travel for the Environment'

Britain should drastically reduce the growth of air travel to bring greenhouse gas emissions within levels that will avoid dangerous climate change, a report by leading environmental scientists said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Shark Attacks Spark 'Kill or Be Killed' Debate

Two shark attacks in the past few weeks, both in waters off South Australia state, have sparked an emotional debate in Australia over whether the great white, the ocean's fiercest predator, should be culled. >> Read the Full Article

In Marshlands South of New Orleans, Katrina's Destruction Threatens already Tenuous Existence

Hurricane Katrina ripped through this narrow toe of land at the easternmost edge of the Louisiana boot, where oystermen, shrimpers, river pilots and oil-rig workers cling to existence like snails to the marsh grass. It is a place that lives or dies by the water. >> Read the Full Article

E.U. Proposes Ambitious Plans To Clean Up Air Pollution by 2020

The European Union head office proposed scaled-back plans Wednesday to reduce air pollution, which it claims kills 370,000 EU citizens every year. >> Read the Full Article

House Panel Set To Approve Sweeping Endangered Species Act Rewrite

Conservative lawmakers poised to eliminate key provisions of the landmark 32--year--old Endangered Species Act encountered unexpected support Wednesday: Some environmentalists and liberal Democrats said they agree with some of the changes. >> Read the Full Article