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Army Corps Keeps Plan for Spring Rise on Missouri River

The Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it won't change plans to release extra water into the Missouri River this year, despite concerns the spring rise will put downstream farms and the barge industry at risk. >> Read the Full Article

Washington Weather May Be Killing Seabirds

The mass starvation deaths of murres on Tatoosh Island off the Olympic Peninsula may be due in part to unusual weather patterns along the West Coast, scientists say. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Sets Perchlorate Cleanup Level

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a federal cleanup level for perchlorate that is more than four times higher than California's public health goal for the contaminant. >> Read the Full Article

Review Panel: Teflon Chemical a Likely Carcinogen

A chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon and other nonstick and stain-resistant products should be considered a "likely" carcinogen, according to an independent scientific review panel advising the EPA. >> Read the Full Article

Experts Say Black-Footed Ferrets Reproducing

In an encouraging sign for the black-footed ferret, wildlife officials say the animal is apparently reproducing across the West after nearing extinction less than three decades ago. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Say Stopping Aid to Palestinians Would Harm Whole Region

Threats of withdrawing foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority following the Hamas election victory jeopardize environmental projects vital to Israel as well, Palestinian, Israeli and international officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Mexico Signs Agreement to Drastically Cut Fuel Emissions, Improve Air Quality

Mexico has launched an ambitious plan to drastically cut fuel emissions and improve air quality, the environment secretary said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

New England Fisherman again Facing Severe Fishing Cuts

New England's fishermen are again facing onerous cuts in their time at sea as regulators decide on more restrictions to help struggling fish stocks recover. >> Read the Full Article

Australia's Reefs Face Bleaching Risk

A bout of coral bleaching hitting Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be as bad as an episode in 2001-2002 that affected 60 percent of the reef, scientists warned Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Unique Australian Trees Endangered

The only known wild stand of a tree species dating to Jurassic times has been endangered by a deadly disease probably introduced by an unauthorized hiker, a government official said Monday. >> Read the Full Article