A roundup of news snippets
• Washington State is poised to set the nation’s toughest restrictions on toxics in toys.
• Nearly 20,000 South Africans have been displaced by a heavily polluting platinum mine.
• The Humane Society has filed suit to keep Oregon and Washington State from killing sea lions.
• Some 40,000 tourists will visit Antarctica this year.
• Japan wants to reduce waste by 60 percent by 2015.