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North Carolina Oyster-Growing Project to be Permitted
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Smith, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

People who signed up a year ago for a pilot study to grow oysters in cages under their docks have yet to get the go-ahead from state fisheries officials.

Tiny Trees Spur New Growth in Industry
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.

A question is humming around the edges of the Oregon Logging Conference this week, like the distant sound of a chain saw bucking firewood.

Oil Firm Near $52 as Cold Hits U.S. Northeast
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Oil prices firmed near $52 a barrel Monday as a blast of cold, snowy weather in the U.S. Northeast threatened to tighten already strained heating oil supplies in the world's largest energy consumer.

Athens' Sludge Mountain Upsets Residents
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Residents near a giant seaside sewage plant close to Athens staged a protest Tuesday, alarmed by reported plans to burn thousands of tons of potentially toxic sludge.

Fort Replicators Aghast at ExxonMobil Report
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah A. Booth, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

Fort LaPresentation Co. President Barbara J. O'Keefe said she was horrified when she learned ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. sent the state Department of Environmental Conservation a cleanup investigation report saying the petroleum-contaminated land at Fort LaPresentation will essentially clear up on its own over time.

Towns Prepare for Coal Rebirth
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathy Mellott, The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.

A return of coal mining in central Cambria County has placed the focus on Cambria Township.

Sustainable Economy This Week
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

In the month of March ENN is focusing on the concept of "sustainable economy."

Citrus Growers Gearing Up for Canker Issues
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Christina Hoag, The Miami Herald

Florida's farmers have a range of issues they hope to sway the Florida Legislature on this year, ranging from increased property rights to sales tax exemptions.

EU Defuses Row with US over Wood Packaging Insects
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Smith, Reuters

EU agriculture ministers agreed on Monday to delay new wood packaging rules aimed at keeping out tree-eating insects that the United States has complained would disrupt $80 billion worth of its exports, officials said.

Jury Deliberates Case of Alleged Clean Water Act Violation
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Quincy C. Collins, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

A federal jury begins deliberations today in the case against a Vancleave developer, his daughter and an engineer accused of violating the Clean Water Act.

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