• New Book Details Dramatic Rescue of Dolphins Swept Out To Sea During Hurricane Katrina

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the most catastrophic storms in the history of the United States, a new book chronicles the extraordinary rescue of eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The eight dolphins, Jackie, Jill, Michelle, Kelly, Tamra, Toni, Noah, and Elijah were washed out to sea from their Marine Life Oceanarium home in Gulfport, Mississippi, and dramatically rescued weeks later. >> Read the Full Article
  • Pennsylvania Joins Multi-State War On Mercury

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania is joining neighboring Great Lakes states to dramatically reduce mercury in consumer products. This, from Governer Edward Rendell and Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty. "The Governor is now proposing that Pennsylvania take further action to protect our citizens from this dangerous toxin by joining our fellow Great Lakes states in decreasing the use of mercury in consumer products," she said. >> Read the Full Article
  • The Death of Ratty - England's Iconic Rivers and Lakes Being Wrecked, says WWF

    The iconic river and lakeside scenery that has defined England's beauty through the ages in music, art and literature - from Handel to Turner to Dickens - is being destroyed by our careless use of water and disregard for freshwater habitats. >> Read the Full Article
  • Low oxygen in coastal waters impairs fish reproduction

    PORT ARANSAS, Texas�Low oxygen levels in coastal waters interfere with fish reproduction by disrupting the fishes� hormones, a marine scientist from The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute has found. Incidents of seasonal low levels of oxygen, known as hypoxia, have increased dramatically in coastal waters throughout the world over the past few decades, largely as a result of increased run-off from human agricultural and industrial activities. Hypoxia�s long-term impact on marine animal populations is unknown. >> Read the Full Article
  • Experts Say Greenhouse Gases Fueled 2006 US Heat, Not El Nino

    WASHINGTON - Greenhouse gas emissions -- not El Nino or other natural phenomena -- pushed U.S. temperatures for 2006 close to a record high, government climate scientists reported on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article
  • Group Accuses Chevron Of Unethical Tactics In $10 Billion Rainforest Trial

    QUITO, Ecuador - According to a rain forest protection organization in Equador, global oil giant Chevron is fabricating evidence and engaging in a "campaign of intimidation" in Ecuador. The group says the oil company is doing this to derail a class action rain forest pollution trial as it nears completion, said Pablo Fajardo, the Ecuadorian lawyer, a spokesman for the Coalition to Defend the Amazon, the non-profit group bringing the case. >> Read the Full Article
  • Environmentalists Seek to Ground Hawaii Superferry with Court Order; New Protest Held

    A state judge agreed Monday to temporarily block the first passenger-vehicle ferry service between the Hawaiian Islands from using Maui's Kahului Harbor, giving environmental groups a victory. >> Read the Full Article
  • U.N. says floods affect 100,000 Ethiopians

    More than 100,000 people have been affected by floods in Ethiopia and 17 have died of waterborne disease, the United Nations said on Tuesday. "Approximately 103,000 people in Amhara, Tigray, South Sudan Nations and Nationalities Peoples State and Gambella regions have been affected by floods," the U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA said in a report following days of heavy rains. >> Read the Full Article
  • Malaysia discovers "Singapore-size" water reservoir

    Malaysia has discovered water caverns roughly the size of Singapore, a government official said on Tuesday, dispelling fears that Selangor, its most developed state, could run dry in three years. Initial studies reveal the existence of water-filled granite caverns in Batang Padang, a district in northern Perak state, which can be tapped for use as early as 2009, Energy, Water and Communications Minister Lim Keng Yaik told reporters. >> Read the Full Article
  • China puts summer flood death toll at 1,138

    Stronger relief efforts helped limit damage and loss of life from droughts and flooding in China this summer, but floods still killed more than 1,100 people, officials said on Tuesday. Torrential rain has inundated large swathes of China's east, south and southwest since June despite a smaller number of typhoons and tropical storms so far this year, while a prolonged heatwave and drought have afflicted several eastern provinces. >> Read the Full Article