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Brown Widow Makes Its Home on Gulf Coast

As if the West Nile-toting mosquito isn't enough to worry Mississippians, add the poisonous Latrodectus geometricus to the state's list of creepy-crawly creatures. >> Read the Full Article

Sewage, Coastal Destruction Threaten Marine Life

Sewage is a growing threat to oceans and seas, putting at risk marine life and habitats as the pollution problem escalates, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Question U.S. Government Air Pollution Decision

Pollution experts have "serious scientific concerns" that newly unveiled U.S. air quality standards may pose risks to human health and welfare, according to a letter made public Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

United Nations to Consider Deep Sea Trawling Ban

The United Nations needs to stop the destruction of deep sea ecosystems by banning fishermen from trawling nets on the ocean floor, Australia, New Zealand and Palau, joined by actress Sigourney Weaver, said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Great Lakes Dunes Face Threats

Known as Pigeon Hill, the Lake Michigan dune towered 30 stories high on the south side of Muskegon. Formed over thousands of years, it disappeared in three decades as its sand was mined for industrial use in the mid-20th century. >> Read the Full Article

Potomac Sees Increase in Snakehead Fish

Scientists say the northern snakehead fish seems to be expanding in the Potomac River, which runs along West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. >> Read the Full Article

Ameren to Pay Largest Fine in FERC History for Missouri Reservoir Collapse

Ameren Corp. agreed to pay federal regulators a $15 million fine for the reservoir collapse that unleashed more than a billion gallons of water, destroying a state park and injuring a family last year, officials said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Agency Takes Species Off Endangered List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulled two species be pulled from the endangered list on Monday and recommended that four be downlisted from endangered to threatened on Monday, saying there's been much progress toward wildlife recovery in California. >> Read the Full Article

Alaskan Storm Cracks Iceberg in Antarctica

A bad storm in Alaska last October generated an ocean swell that broke apart a giant iceberg near Antarctica six days later, U.S. researchers reported Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Nicaragua Seeks New Canal to Link Atlantic, Pacific

Nicaragua wants to build a waterway like the Panama Canal that would link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at a cost of $18 billion, President Enrique Bolanos said Monday. >> Read the Full Article