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DuPont Study Finds High C8 Levels in Blood of Parkesburg, W.Va., Residents

A DuPont Co. study found high levels of the toxic chemical C8 in the blood of residents near its Parkersburg plant, according to documents provided to federal regulators. >> Read the Full Article

Connecticut Program Promotes Use of Renewable Energy

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund will offer free solar energy systems to towns and cities that commit to buying 20 percent of their electricity from environmentally friendly sources by 2010, the agency said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.N. General Assembly Urges Temporary Ban on High Seas Bottom Trawling

The U.N. General Assembly urged nations Wednesday to consider temporary bans on high seas bottom trawling, disappointing scientists and some countries seeking an immediate halt to the destructive fishing practice. >> Read the Full Article

Group Accuses Administration of Changing Drilling Rule

The Sierra Club alleges in a lawsuit that the Bush administration changed a rule so oil and gas producers could more easily drill under national parks from outside their boundaries. >> Read the Full Article

Russia Formally Notifies U.N. of Kyoto Acceptance

Russia formally notified the United Nations on Thursday of its acceptance of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, starting a three-month countdown for the long-debated 1997 pact to come into force. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesia's Birds of Paradise Dying Out, Scientist Says

Rampant illegal logging in Indonesia and the demands of a rapidly expanding population and economy in Indonesia are killing many of Asia's most exotic and rare birds, conservationists said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Trains Environmental Police to Guard Amazon

The latest recruits to Brazil's losing battle to slow Amazon destruction began training Wednesday at a new environmental police academy deep in the world's largest jungle. >> Read the Full Article

Melting Glaciers Threaten World Water Supply

Mountain glaciers, which act as the world's water towers, are shrinking at ever faster rates, threatening the livelihoods of millions of people and the future of countless species, a scientist said on Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Warn of Undetected, Unmeasured Toxins in World's Fish

Each day at 4 p.m., the trawlers come back, alive with giant bass, mackerel and squirming eels, at the end of a food chain that links family dinner tables to poisons in the sea. >> Read the Full Article

Overfishing Drives African Bushmeat Appetite and Other Stories

In years when fish catches are low, people in the West African state of Ghana turn to bushmeat to fill their stomachs. The new study, by Justin Brashears of the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues, is based on 30 years of data collected on the trade in wildlife meat and marine fish catches. >> Read the Full Article