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Public Data Show Chemicals in Tap Water

Drinking water may have a lot more in it than just H20 and fluoride, according to an environmental group's analysis of records in 42 states. >> Read the Full Article

Maine Ballot Initiative on Water Tax Falls Short in Signature Drive

An initiative aimed at taxing spring water -- a first-in-the-nation proposal that rankled Maine bottler Poland Spring -- fell short Monday of attracting enough valid signatures to be placed on the ballot. >> Read the Full Article

Shipping Company To Pay $10 Million Fine in Atlantic Dumping Case

A Hong Kong-based shipping company has agreed to pay a $10 million (euro8.4 million) fine for dumping 40 tons of oil sludge into the Atlantic Ocean, federal prosecutors said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Chinese Companies, World Bank Deal Sign $930 Million Deal To Sell Pollution Credits

A World Bank fund will buy pollution credits from two Chinese chemical companies under a plan that lets richer countries meet commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions by paying for reductions in poorer economies. >> Read the Full Article

Periwinkle Snails Harming Louisiana Marshes

Having suffered the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in August, Louisiana's dwindling coastline must deal with another nemesis: the marble-sized periwinkle snail. >> Read the Full Article

Chemical Levels Rise in Russian River

Khabarovsk, Russia, a city of about 580,000 people, braces for the arrival of the toxic mix of chemicals that spilled from an upriver Chinese factory last month. >> Read the Full Article

Indian Ocean Nations Prepare for Next Tsunami

The next time a tsunami strikes the Indian Ocean rim, an early warning system should detect it and trigger warnings in time to millions living in coastal communities. >> Read the Full Article

China Aims To Improve Safe Water Availability by 2010

China expects to bring potable water to 100 million rural residents by 2010, a state newspaper said on Monday, but that would still leave more than 200 million people with unsafe supplies. >> Read the Full Article

Ancient Tribe Battles To Remain in Kalahari Reserve

Clans of hunter-gathers in Botswana's stark, desert plains are locked in a bitter dispute over their right to remain in what has been declared a wildlife reserve. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Greenhouse Gases Rose Two Percent

Emissions of gases blamed for warming the atmosphere grew by 2 percent in the United States last year, the Energy Department reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article