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EPA Rejects Proposed Lumber Treatment

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected an industry request to use a chromate-based wood preservative for lumber in decks and playground equipment, saying it poses a risk of cancer and other health problems. >> Read the Full Article

Pennsylvania State Agency Refuses to Publish Tough Pollution Rule

An obscure state agency is blocking the implementation of new restrictions on mercury pollution by refusing to print the rule in a record of administrative actions. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. Official Wants World Summit on Global Warming

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon should call a meeting of heads of government to decide the next steps against global warming, the U.N. official responsible for tackling climate change said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

'Killer' Bees Tracked Near New Orleans

The residents of flood-damaged St. Bernard Parish, still recovering from Hurricane Katrina, have a new concern: killer bees. Agriculturalists began setting traps around a half-mile radius of a storm-wrecked home Monday that authorities have confirmed was infested with aggressive Africanized honey bees. >> Read the Full Article

Portuguese Entrepreneur Finds His Own Answer to Energy Problems

As the European Commission urges the continent to move away from traditional energy sources and adopt a lifestyle that cares for the environment, Eduardo Rocha is one step ahead. >> Read the Full Article

Striking Nepalese to Cut Water Supply to King, Prime Minister's Residences

Striking employees of the state-run utility agency threatened Sunday to cut off water to the king's palace and residences of the prime minister and other Cabinet members. >> Read the Full Article

Whooping Cranes Rebounding in Texas

Once down to about 15, the world's only naturally migrating flock of whooping cranes has continued its comeback, now numbering a record 237 birds in wintering grounds along Texas' Gulf Coast. >> Read the Full Article

Wild Game Herds of Serengeti: Wonder or Worry?

More than a million snorting wildebeest may not need the plug, but a media endorsement of their annual migration is raising fears of a tourist stampede to the Maasai Mara game reserve. >> Read the Full Article

Conservationists Say Oil Hunt Damages Congo Park

Oil exploration activities, including underground explosions, are seriously damaging Congo Republic's most diverse ecological zone in violation of national park legislation, conservationists say. >> Read the Full Article

Moose From Utah Transported to Colorado

Though Utah's overall moose population of 4,100 is on target, there are about 400 too many about 40 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, said Justin Dolling, a wildlife manager with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. >> Read the Full Article