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China Bans Imports of Scrap Electronics in Bid to Clean Up Environment

China is banning imports of used television sets and other electronic scrap in a bid to clean up its environment, complaining that the United States, Japan, and others are using it as a dumping ground, a government newspaper said recently. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Says DOE's Radioactive Waste Shipments to New Mexico Facility Broke Rules

The Department of Energy shipped at least 602 drums of plutonium waste to New Mexico in violation of Environmental Protection Agency rules, according to documents obtained by the Journal. >> Read the Full Article

Aid Workers Battle Cholera in Northern Uganda

Aid workers are battling a cholera outbreak that has killed three people and infected at least 79 others in a camp for displaced persons in northern Uganda, the United Nations said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Winslow, Maine Inventor Finds Market for Biodegradable Potato-Based Packaging

Elie Helou Jr. grew up in war-torn Lebanon in the 1970s. Bombs and bullets destroyed his home and his father's winery. He and his family would hunker down for months at a time in abandoned school buildings, not daring to venture out for fear of getting killed. >> Read the Full Article

Thailand Braces for More Bird Flu Outbreaks

Thailand, where 12 people have died in the bird flu epidemic, is braced for more outbreaks of the deadly virus as the weather cools in the next few weeks and migratory wildfowl arrive, a cabinet minister said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Young Adults from 14 Caribbean Countries Gather Material for Environmental Book

Young adults from 14 Caribbean countries recently finished gathering material for a book on the environment they hope will get more young people involved in protection efforts. >> Read the Full Article

Kenya's Maasai Accuse Flower Growers of Undermining Their Access to Lake

Maasai tribal officials vowed Monday to fight against an environmental protection plan they said was being pushed by Kenya's flower-growing farmers despite hurting local herdsmen. >> Read the Full Article

Day from Hell May Have Killed Off Dinosaurs

One minute you're a big T-rex, the next you're toast. >> Read the Full Article

Uphill Battle to Improve China's Death-Trap Mines

More than 200 Chinese coal miners lost their lives recently in at least five separate accidents, prompting President Hu Jintao to call for answers and the government to demand stronger enforcement of safety rules. >> Read the Full Article

Canada and European Union Consider Global Conference on Overfishing

Canada and the European Union agreed recently to move beyond their long-running argument about fishing off the Atlantic Ocean Grand Banks to attack overfishing on a global basis. >> Read the Full Article