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EPA Pressed to Set Mercury Limits for Cement Factories

Four years ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on the amount of mercury cement factories may discharge into the air. >> Read the Full Article

Failure of Utah Initiative is Yet Another Setback for Preservation Proponents

A statewide commitment to preserve open space has now been rebuffed in just about every way possible. >> Read the Full Article

Student Finds New Species of Amphibian

A freshman geology student on a field trip stumbled across the fossil of an oversized, salamander-like creature with vicious crocodile-like teeth that lived about 300 million years ago, paleontologists said. >> Read the Full Article

Court Won't Intervene in Gunnison Fight

The Colorado Supreme Court decided Monday not to intervene in a federal lawsuit that claims an agreement between state and federal authorities leaves too little water in the Gunnison River to support fish and other wildlife. >> Read the Full Article

South Africa Park Reveals Glories of Ancient Kingdom

People in southern Africa have long told the tale of a sophisticated kingdom that once thrived here, but the story was ignored by a government that dismissed any sign of black ingenuity. >> Read the Full Article

Nuclear Waste Shipment Arrives in Germany

A shipment of nuclear waste arrived Tuesday at a disputed storage site in northern Germany, completing a journey that was marred by the death of an anti-nuclear protester in France. >> Read the Full Article

Australia Says Oil Slick is Polluting World Heritage-Listed Part of Coast

An oil slick up to 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) long is polluting a World Heritage-listed stretch of the west Australian coast that includes an important nesting site for threatened loggerhead turtles, a state government said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Judge Declines to Dismiss Pollution Suit

A federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Canadian mining company of polluting the Columbia River with heavy metals for decades. >> Read the Full Article

Bottom-Dwelling Marine Life Found in Georgia

Researchers working off coastal Georgia have discovered what could be three new species of bottom-dwelling creatures known as sea squirts. >> Read the Full Article

Benetton Offers Land to Argentine Indians

Italian clothing retailer Benetton offered Monday to give Mapuche Indians a portion of its vast lands in Argentina's Patagonia, which the Indians have sought to claim as ancestral lands. >> Read the Full Article