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Pesticide Appearing in Watershed

Five years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency moved to phase out homeowner sales of diazinon, a popular lawn insecticide that posed human health risks and had shown up at elevated levels in Seattle-area streams. >> Read the Full Article

Gas Prices Starting to Ease

Gas prices have eased just as the traditional driving season begins in earnest. >> Read the Full Article

Ocean Trade Increasing, Say Participants in Miami, Fla., Trade Conference

Ocean trade is growing so fast across the Americas that seaports, railways, roads and other transport systems need to be expanded fast to handle the soaring cargo traffic. >> Read the Full Article

German Cabinet Approves Tax Breaks for Diesel Cars with Soot Filters

The German government on Wednesday approved plans to offer a tax break of up to euro350 (US$450) to owners of diesel-powered cars fitted with soot-blocking particle filters. >> Read the Full Article

Court Backs Cheney on Energy Meetings

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Vice President Dick Cheney will not have to release details about the role of energy executives in private meetings Cheney held to craft national energy strategies, a decision that probably brings an end to a long-running and politically charged lawsuit. >> Read the Full Article

You Make the Difference! -- An ENN Commentary

Accompanied by the roar of crashing waves and the song of tiny frogs practicing their nocturnal serenade, my colleagues and I arrived at the end of another workday on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast -- a region blessed by natural beauty and rich local culture. >> Read the Full Article

Dozens of Closed Military Bases are on EPA's Superfund List of Worst Toxic Waste Sites

Thirty-four military bases shut down since 1988 are on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund list of worst toxic waste sites -- most of them for at least 15 years -- and not one is completely cleaned up. >> Read the Full Article

Project Bringing Eagles Back to Ireland

An effort to reintroduce the golden eagle in Ireland, where the bird of prey was hunted to extinction nearly a century ago, has taken an important step forward, the project's manager announced Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Bahrain Adds Sea Horse-Shaped Island to Odd Collection of Manmade Gulf Archipelago

Man-made islands shaped like palm trees and a map of the world are already rising above the turquoise Persian Gulf, and Bahrain said Wednesday it wants to join the craze by building an island of its own -- in the shape of a sea horse. >> Read the Full Article

Salmon Farm Escapees Threaten Wild Cousins, WWF Says

A quarter of salmon in seas off Norway are escapees from fish farms, threatening the survival of their wild cousins in a cautionary tale for fish farmers worldwide, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article