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Greenhouse Gas Levels Rising Over Antarctica

A group of Japanese researchers has found that carbon dioxide levels over the Antarctica rose by over 2.6 percent from six years ago — the first such detection of an increase in a "greenhouse" gas above the southern continent, group members said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Diarrhea Afflicts Flood Victims in Bangladesh

Diarrhea blamed on late monsoon floods has killed one child and stricken hundreds of others in southwestern Bangladesh, relief officials report. >> Read the Full Article

San Francisco Plan Aims to Slash Greenhouse Gases

Three days after California regulators adopted tough rules to cut car pollution, San Francisco's mayor unveiled a plan this week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, saying cities must take action because the Bush administration is ignoring global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Ecuador's Galapagos Park Rangers End Strike

Galapagos park rangers have ended a strike that had blocked tourist sites in the exotic islands for more than two weeks after the Ecuadorean government accepted their demands for a change in park leadership. >> Read the Full Article

Former Federal Superfund Official Found Guilty in Fraud Case

The former head of the federal Superfund environmental cleanup program has been found guilty Monday of concocting a scheme to defraud a client who had hired her consulting company for an environmental cleanup project. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Steps Up Pressure on Indonesia Over Newmont

The U.S. ambassador to Indonesia called on the country's president on Monday, stepping up pressure over Jakarta's detention of employees of a U.S. mining company subsidiary on pollution accusations. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Cleanup is Biggest in FEMA's History

Floridians were again settling into the discomforts of a post-hurricane reality: lines for bags of ice or a hot meal, damaged homes that will take months to repair, and stifling heat and darkness amid widespread power outages. The havoc caused by hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne have prompted the largest relief effort ever undertaken by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. >> Read the Full Article

California Curbs Cruise Ship Pollution Near Shore

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation on Thursday that would ban cruise ships from incinerating trash or dumping used shower and sink water within three miles of the California coast. >> Read the Full Article

Human Remains Used in Artificial Reefs

As if shooting a loved one's ashes into space or pressing them into artificial diamonds were not sufficiently offbeat, relatives of the deceased now can have their ashes mixed into concrete to help form ocean habitats. >> Read the Full Article

Navy to Shut Down Sub Radio Transmitters

With terrorism the new global threat, a network of radio antennas that let the Navy maintain secure communications with submarines at sea has become yet another Cold War relic. >> Read the Full Article