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Closure of Landfill Dumps Athens in Garbage Crisis

Athens' main waste dump has reached its capacity and city officials, fearing it has become a health hazard, said on Tuesday it will soon be closed to reduce the risk of toxic fires and landslides. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Plan to Tighten Smog Standards Collides with Bush Goal to Cut Gas Use

Federal scientists want to tighten smog standards, a step that would allow tens of millions of Americans to breathe easier. The plan also would run head-on into President Bush's hopes of weaning Americans from gasoline by using more smog-producing ethanol. >> Read the Full Article

California May Ban Conventional Lightbulbs by 2012

A California lawmaker wants to make his state the first to ban incandescent lightbulbs as part of California's groundbreaking initiatives to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Snow Complicates Life for Alaska's Moose

eep mountain snow usually drives moose to seek lower ground in Anchorage, but the snow piling up in town this winter is a bit much even for the stilt-legged animals. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Gets a C- on Protecting Oceans

The United States made modest progress on protecting its oceans last year, but still needs to boost funding for desperately needed reforms, a commission on ocean policy said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Trees Take on Greenhouse Gases at Super Bowl

It's red mangrove trees versus greenhouse gases at the Super Bowl in Miami Sunday. The National Football League is hoping to tackle the game's heat-trapping gas emissions by planting 3,000 mangroves and other trees native to Florida, but the plan could be more of an incomplete pass than a touchdown when it comes to global warming, experts said. >> Read the Full Article

Millions to Go Hungry, Waterless Climate Report Says

Rising temperatures will leave millions more people hungry by 2080 and cause critical water shortages in China and Australia, as well as parts of Europe and the United States, according to a new global climate report. >> Read the Full Article

Paris to Roll Out Free Bicycles

he City of Light wants to soon become a city of bicycles. Paris City Hall announced it has selected French outdoor advertising firm JCDecaux SA to operate a new free bicycle service in the capital. >> Read the Full Article

USDA Seeks Land Reserve of 6,250 Acres in Arkansas

Federal and state officials will spend $9.4 million to enroll up to 6,250 acres of land in northeast Arkansas into a program to restore hardwood forests, boost animal populations, improve water quality and sequester carbon, federal officials said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Canadian Government Pressured Over Environment

Canada's minority Conservative government tried to boost its fragile grip on power Monday but suffered a rebuff when an opposition party said Ottawa was not being serious enough about fighting climate change. >> Read the Full Article