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Glimmers of Hope Seen in Africa Bird Flu Gloom

With weak surveillance and grinding poverty, Africa is being declared the new frontier in the fight against bird flu, but some of its states should be able to control the disease, a top animal health expert said. >> Read the Full Article

Crucial Marine Food Chain Link Withers

The critical base of the ocean food web is shrinking as the world's seas warm, new NASA satellite data show. The discovery has scientists worried about how much food will grow in the future for the world's marine life. >> Read the Full Article

A Greener Look for Victoria's Secret Catalog

The publisher of the Victoria's Secret catalog agreed Wednesday not to buy paper produced from habitat of a threatened Canadian caribou herd, a move environmentalist hailed as a victory in efforts to limit logging in Canada's boreal forests. >> Read the Full Article

Team Awarded for Better Bulb Discovery

A team of scientists at Vanderbilt University have been given an award from Popular Mechanics magazine for a discovery that could someday replace the common light bulb, the researchers say. >> Read the Full Article

Regulators Urge Ban on Children's Jewelry with Too Much Lead

Children's jewelry containing lead should be banned in the U.S., the staff of the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

After Nearly a Century, Water Returning to River That Helped Build LA

In Los Angeles, William Mulholland is remembered as the visionary who helped transform L.A. from a dusty desert town into a metropolis by building a 240-mile aqueduct in 1913 that brought water from the Sierra Nevada to the city. >> Read the Full Article

Somalis Continue to Be Displaced by Flooding

Over 40,000 people have been displaced in the southern Somalia district of Jamame because of flooding caused by heavy rains and the Juba river bursting its banks, an U.N. food agency official said. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Cannot Verify Asbestos Cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency cannot verify the effectiveness of its cleanup programs in a Montana town where residents have contracted asbestos-related illnesses in unusually large numbers, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

D.C. Council Passes Green Building Rules for Private Development

Waterless urinals and recycled carpet could become common building features in the nation's capital under green construction legislation passed Tuesday by the District of Columbia Council. >> Read the Full Article

Corps Told to Close Ship Channel Dubbed 'Hurricane Superhighway'

A coalition of scientists, environmentalists and politicians on Tuesday told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close a shipping channel that scientists say contributed to the devastating deluge of parts of eastern New Orleans, including the Lower Ninth Ward. >> Read the Full Article