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Trash Haulers Move Mountains, Yet More To Go

That mountainous mess of Wilma debris filling your front yard and killing your grass is not going to vanish overnight. Think more like New Year's night -- perhaps later. It may be 2006 before all the trash from Wilma is gone from South Florida, waste-management officials in Miami-Dade and Broward counties say. >> Read the Full Article

In the New China, There's Time To Chase the Nation's Own Loch Ness Monster

Reports of a Chinese "Bigfoot" have been picked up by the official Xinhua News Agency, while tourists have searched for the "Xiao Yeren," small wild men. UFO sightings are treated with great seriousness. A conference on the topic was held in September, and UFO buffs claim support from eminent scientists and liaisons with the country's secretive military. >> Read the Full Article

Longline Fishing Rules Limit Bird Deaths

New rules for longline fishing in the islands are saving the lives of sea birds who attempt to steal bait from hooks meant for swordfish, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Kerry Says Science Under Attack by Right-Wing Ideologues

Democratic Sen. John Kerry said Friday that science is under attack by right-wing ideologues and the Bush administration, citing their "rigid refusal to listen to what the Earth is trying to tell us." >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Could Help Salmon in Norway, Report Says

Global warming may benefit salmon in Norwegian rivers by causing more rainfall that dilutes industrial acids blown from other parts of Europe, scientists said on Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico Coral Reef Set Back 100 Years by Wilma

A fragile coral reef off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula could take more than a century to recover from a thrashing by Hurricane Wilma last month, the government said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Democratic Senator Says He Will Block EPA Nominees over Lead Paint Questions

Sen. Barack Obama said Friday he will block all of President Bush's nominees to key positions in the Environmental Protection Agency until it issues long-overdue regulations limiting people's exposure to lead paint from house remodeling. >> Read the Full Article

Initial Signatories Announced to International Cyanide Management Code

The initial signatories to the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold were announced today by the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI). >> Read the Full Article

Seven Ways to Fuel Savings to Offset High Gas Prices

With fuel prices continuing to rise, NAPA AUTO PARTS recommends that consumers strategically invest in seven short-term maintenance tactics to achieve long-term savings from improved engine efficiency and fuel mileage. >> Read the Full Article

Sunshine Canyon Landfill Needs a Sunset, Says POWER

The Sunshine Canyon landfill in the San Fernando Valley could expose residents in the region to more trash for a far longer period than they are being told, according to Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources, a coalition of environmental and labor groups dedicated to protecting residents of Southern California from the dangers of landfills. >> Read the Full Article