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EPA Issuing New Rules on Mercury Pollution from Power Plants

The Bush administration planned to issue the nation's first regulations to cut mercury pollution from electric utilities Tuesday, relying on a market trading system that gives companies 15 years to reduce it nearly by half. >> Read the Full Article

South African Poachers, Police Wage Battle over Threatened Delicacy

As the police trucks round a bend on the white-sand beach, two surprised wetsuit-clad divers race from the water's edge and sprint up a sandy hillside. The police give chase, disappearing into heavy brush, then return with their hands clamped on the shoulders of one of the panting divers. >> Read the Full Article

Embattled Zimbabwe Farmers Find New Africa Fields

White Zimbabwean farmers driven from their land are setting up again elsewhere in Africa, saying they are revolutionizing farming where they settle -- but some locals are already beginning to resent the new arrivals. >> Read the Full Article

Female Owl Goes on 150-Mile Trek for Mate

A female ferruginous pygmy owl took a 150-mile crisscross trek across the Sonoran Desert to search for a mate, a journey about seven times longer than any previously recorded by state researchers monitoring the endangered birds. >> Read the Full Article

Ministers from 20 Countries Meet in London to Discuss Climate Change

The United States repeated its objection to the Kyoto climate change treaty Tuesday, as ministers from 20 countries gathered in London for a conference on global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Smog-Busting Inventors Get Nation's Highest Technology Award

Three scientists who helped this car-crazy world breathe a whole lot easier have been given the nation's highest technology award. >> Read the Full Article

Whaling Moratorium Likely to Be Dumped, New Zealand Official Warns

The 1986 international moratorium on commercial whaling is likely to be rescinded in the next few years, New Zealand's commissioner to the International Whaling Commission has warned. >> Read the Full Article

Photos Show Climate Change as Ministers Meet in UK

A photo of Mount Kilimanjaro stripped of its snowcap for the first time in 11,000 years will be used as dramatic testimony for action against global warming as ministers from the world's biggest polluters meet on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Jargon on Government's Hazardous Waste Form Confuses Emergency Responders

When a brew of acids leaked from the corroded sides of a railroad tank car last weekend, forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people, first-responders say they faced the emergency armed with a baffling invoice of chemical codes that left the tank's contents a mystery. >> Read the Full Article

US Broker Creates World's First Private Emission Credit Fund

US emissions broker Natsource LLC has established the world's first private fund for public and private sectors to achieve the greenhouse gas emission targets set by the Kyoto Protocol by pooling money to buy emission reduction credits, company officials said Friday. >> Read the Full Article