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Coastal Villagers Told Not to Eat Shellfish After Toxic Algae Scare in Southern

An outbreak of a destructive algae that killed thousands of fish in the southern India state of Kerala is receding, but people have been told to avoid eating some shellfish as a precaution. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesian Police to Question Head of American Mine Over Pollution Claims

Indonesian police summoned the American director and two other foreign staffers of a U.S.-based mining company for questioning this week

over the alleged contamination of a bay in eastern Indonesia. >> Read the Full Article

In Europe's Car-Laden Cities, Appeals for Residents to Bike, Walk or Take the Train

Hundreds of European cities and towns restricted auto traffic Wednesday, part of the continent's annual campaign to lower air pollution by encouraging commuters to use public transportation, bicycles, or their feet instead of their cars. >> Read the Full Article

Coos County, Ore., settles environmental damage suit with Sierra Club

Coos County settled yet another claim Wednesday over environmental damage caused by construction of its taxpayer-funded $51 million natural gas pipeline. >> Read the Full Article

Coming Soon: Gene-Engineered Insects

Coming soon to a jungle near you: mosquitoes genetically engineered so they cannot give people malaria. But this time scientists want to do it right. >> Read the Full Article

Gene-Modified Grass Spreads Far, U.S. Study Finds

Genetically engineered grass developed for use on golf courses can spread its modified genes for miles, carried by ultra-light pollen particles, U.S. government researchers said this week. >> Read the Full Article

Dead Whale Washes Up in Rio

A dead whale washed up on a tourist beach in Rio, the latest in a series of recent unexplained whale deaths on Brazil's southeastern coast. >> Read the Full Article

California may issue greenhouse-gas order to automakers

California is expected this week to order automakers to cut "greenhouse gases" from passenger cars, trucks and SUVs, becoming the first state in the nation to try to combat global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Clearing the Air for Our Kids

Air pollution is often accepted as part of life in urban areas. But new studies have shown that our complacency could come at the expense of our health. And we need to do more if we want to avoid an increasingly smoggy future. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Hopes to Have New Radiation Standard for Waste Site Early Next Year

Trying to overcome a possibly crippling court decision, the Environmental Protection Agency hopes to have a proposal by early next year on new radiation exposure limits at a proposed nuclear waste site in Nevada. >> Read the Full Article