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Peru Mayor Says Camisea Gas Pipeline Leak Contaminated Jungle Rivers, Sickening Hundreds

A district mayor threatened Wednesday to sue the operators of a pipeline that transports natural gas liquids from the Camisea gas fields in the country's southern Amazon after it sprang a leak in one of his villages. >> Read the Full Article

Europe's 2003 Heatwave Altered Carbon Cycle, Study Says

Europe's devastating heat wave, which claimed 35,000 lives in 2003, also reduced plant growth across the continent by 30 percent and may have contributed to global warming, French researchers said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Send Message: 'Cut Air Travel for the Environment'

Britain should drastically reduce the growth of air travel to bring greenhouse gas emissions within levels that will avoid dangerous climate change, a report by leading environmental scientists said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Shark Attacks Spark 'Kill or Be Killed' Debate

Two shark attacks in the past few weeks, both in waters off South Australia state, have sparked an emotional debate in Australia over whether the great white, the ocean's fiercest predator, should be culled. >> Read the Full Article

In Marshlands South of New Orleans, Katrina's Destruction Threatens already Tenuous Existence

Hurricane Katrina ripped through this narrow toe of land at the easternmost edge of the Louisiana boot, where oystermen, shrimpers, river pilots and oil-rig workers cling to existence like snails to the marsh grass. It is a place that lives or dies by the water. >> Read the Full Article

E.U. Proposes Ambitious Plans To Clean Up Air Pollution by 2020

The European Union head office proposed scaled-back plans Wednesday to reduce air pollution, which it claims kills 370,000 EU citizens every year. >> Read the Full Article

House Panel Set To Approve Sweeping Endangered Species Act Rewrite

Conservative lawmakers poised to eliminate key provisions of the landmark 32--year--old Endangered Species Act encountered unexpected support Wednesday: Some environmentalists and liberal Democrats said they agree with some of the changes. >> Read the Full Article

Global Warming Could Cause up to 10,000 Deaths Per Year in Asia-Pacific, WHO Official Says

Up to 10,000 people in the Asia-Pacific region could be dying each year as a result of factors associated with global warming such as severe weather and mosquito-borne disease, a World Health Organization expert said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

New York Skyscrapers Dim Lights To Save Birds

The city that never sleeps will darken the lights of the famed Manhattan skyline after midnight to help save migrating birds. New York civic leaders this week said the lights of buildings above the 40th floor will be turned off after midnight in the fall and spring migration seasons to save birds. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Proposes Easing Reporting Requirements on Toxic Pollution

Saying it wants to ease its regulatory burden on companies, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed adopting a "short form" that would excuse companies from disclosing spills and other releases of toxic substances under certain circumstances. >> Read the Full Article