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EPA Says Toxic Pollution Levels Fall Four Percent

The EPA said Wednesday that chemical pollution released into the environment fell more than 4 percent from 2003 to 2004, led by declines among the metal mining, electric utility and hazardous waste industries. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Biologist Battles Killer Pythons in Florida Park

The man leading efforts to eradicate giant Burmese python snakes from Everglades National Park sounds almost fearful, and certainly not optimistic, when he talks about the chances of wiping out an invasive species he calls "the enemy." >> Read the Full Article

BLM Proposes Wild Horse Birth Control

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, concerned about deteriorating conditions at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, is proposing the use of birth control over the next five years to limit herd growth. >> Read the Full Article

South of New Orleans, a People Fight to Keep Their Land

Way beyond the jazz halls of New Orleans, the hardworking fishermen and oil workers on the sparsely populated banks of the Mississippi River are wondering why the federal government is talking about surrendering their land to Mother Nature. >> Read the Full Article

EU Official Says Romania Making Progress in Environment Protection

The European Union's environment commissioner said Tuesday that Romania was making progress in meeting EU rules, but warned the prospective EU member nation that it needs to urgently improve waste management. >> Read the Full Article

Effects of Climate Change on Arctic Observed

It's becoming harder to find the right snow to build an igloo, and melting permafrost is turning land into mud. With climate change the nature of the Arctic is changing, too, in ways that worry the people who live there. >> Read the Full Article

Cameras Banned From Carlsbad Caverns

The bats flying from Carlsbad Caverns National Park each evening will no longer have to face the cameras -- the park has banned photography because people kept using flash against the rules. >> Read the Full Article

New Eagle Forces Eagle Dad to Neglect Nest

George the bald eagle, apparently cowed by a female eagle that seriously injured his mate and the mother of his clutch, is neglecting the nest to take up with the interloper, an environmental official said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Big Oil Makes Big Push in On-Campus Recruiting

University of Texas senior Thuan Phan switched majors from computer science to geological sciences, figuring the field trips would make it more fun. Now his degree turns out to be lucrative, too. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Breed Rice to Defy Climate Change

Scientists are developing new flood and drought-prone rice varieties to combat the threat of global warming to Asia's food staple but more work is needed, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said. >> Read the Full Article