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Scientists Track Alien Seaweed in Hawaii

An alien seaweed introduced here 31 years ago has spread rapidly throughout Hawaii and has even reached the remote, unspoiled Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, which has scientists worried. >> Read the Full Article

Study Reveals Most Wild Chimps Are Southpaws

When it comes to fishing tasty termites out of their mounds, wild chimpanzees don't have the right stuff. Most, in fact, are southpaws. A three-year study of 17 wild chimps in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, found that 12 of them used their left hands when using sticks to probe for termites. >> Read the Full Article

Asarco's Bankruptcy Leaves Environmentalists Wondering about Cleanups

Tucson-based Asarco LLC's recent filing for bankruptcy protection has environmentalists ruing a 2-year-old court settlement that created what now appears to be a paltry environmental trust fund. >> Read the Full Article

Advocates Hope Credit Moves Solar Power Beyond Niche

The U.S. solar power industry is about to enjoy a moment in the sun. A new federal tax credit for household purchases of solar power equipment -- the first such credit for residential customers in two decades -- will take effect Jan. 1. >> Read the Full Article

JMAR Receives Purchase Orders for Three Advanced Sensor Systems for PCB Monitoring

JMAR Technologies, Inc., has received purchase orders for three READ units from FemtoTrace, Inc. In partnership with FemtoTrace, JMAR is engineering and manufacturing three advanced chemical detection units based on FemtoTrace's READ (Reversal Electron Attachment Detection) technology. >> Read the Full Article

Three Million Gallons of Liquid Manure Spill into Upstate New York River after Leak at Farm

Three million gallons of liquid manure spilled from a dairy farm and into a nearby river, creating a smelly flow that was blamed for the deaths of thousands of fish. >> Read the Full Article

Malaysia Lifts Emergency as Haze Abates

Malaysia lifted a state of emergency in two areas near the capital on Saturday after air pollution levels fell well below the danger mark, easing the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years. >> Read the Full Article

Judge Reluctant To Create Judicial Oversight of Global Warming

A federal judge expressed reluctance about beginning judicial oversight of pollution issues that affect global warming as she heard arguments Friday in a complaint brought by eight states against some of the nation's largest power companies. >> Read the Full Article

Municipal Companies Say Their Water is Just as Good as the Bottled Brands, and Cheaper Too

With the public's insatiable thirst for bottled water, municipal water utilities are tapping into the market to fight competition from profit-making companies. The utilities' message to consumers: Our product is as good as what's found on store shelves -- and less expensive. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Urge Hong Kong Disneyland To Suspend Firework Displays on Polluted Days

Environmentalists on Saturday urged Hong Kong Disneyland to suspend fireworks displays at the theme park when pollution is bad in the area. >> Read the Full Article