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Study Links Mercury from Power Plants to Autism

After years of debate about whether a nationwide explosion in autism is related to a mercury-based preservative used in vaccines, Texas researchers have found a new suspect: mercury from coal-burning power plants. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists: Road Salt Harms Environment

The use of salt to melt snow and ice from slippery roads has an environmental downside that can affect a widespread area long after winter has passed, scientists say. >> Read the Full Article

Week in Review: March 14th - 18th

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 51-49 in favor of the Bush administration's proposal to drill in the 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Environmentalists decry the likely impact on wildlife, including polar bears, migratory birds, and caribou, while drilling supporters argue that new technologies will be protective of the ecosystem. >> Read the Full Article

China Takes Over as Leading Consumer

(By Lester Brown) Although the United States has long consumed the lion's share of the world's resources, this situation is changing fast as the Chinese economy surges... >> Read the Full Article

DuPont Agrees to Reduce C8 Emissions

DuPont Co. officials confirmed Tuesday that they plan to greatly reduce the amount of the toxic chemical C8 in some of their products. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Mars Rover Update

Last year scientists sent a pair of space/land rovers to Mars. >> Read the Full Article

Fifty Companies Win EPA Nods for Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Lowes Companies Inc., Food Lion, Pardee Homes, USAA Real Estate, and 3M are among 50 businesses and organizations to win U.S. EPA and Department of Energy recognition for outstanding contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. >> Read the Full Article

China Zoo Practices Criticized

Safari parks in China have agreed to stop feeding their lions and tigers large live animals such as horses -- at least in public. >> Read the Full Article

G-8 Environment Ministers Discuss Illegal Logging

The impact of extreme weather on African communities and the environmental threat of illegal logging were expected to top the agenda Thursday at the start of a two-day meeting of environment ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations. >> Read the Full Article

Damaging Alien Snail Found in Georgia

A voracious, fast-breeding South American snail that is a problem in four states and Indonesia has been discovered for the first time in Georgia, officials say. >> Read the Full Article