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Brazil Plans Vast Amazon Reserve to Stem Logging
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters, Tiago Pariz

Brazil's president Thursday decreed the creation of one of the world's largest environmental protection areas in the Amazon to combat illegal logging and rising violence after the killing of a prominent U.S. human rights activist.

Delray Workers Plant Endangered Native Vine to Prevent Dune Erosion
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mireidy Fernandez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

They're just little white flowers, but they have a lot of power when it comes to restoring dunes.

EPA Terminates Contract with Computer Recycling Firm
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

A large company that employs federal prisoners has lost a contract to recycle computers for the federal government, after a challenge from small, privately owned recyclers who said the $800 million corporation represented unfair competition.

Boosting Wind-Energy Standards to Mean 'Significant New Benefits,' Group Says
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie Breaux, Odessa American

The time is ripe for members of the Texas Legislature to approve a bill increasing renewable energy production standards, Public Citizen of Texas say.

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 14-18
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The world reacted to the beginning of the Kyoto era this week.

Farmland Advocate Promotes Agricultural Easements
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve E. Swenson, The Bakersfield Californian

A local farmland advocate wants to gauge the community's interest in preserving farmland through voluntary agricultural easements.

Rampant Lobster Disease Mystifies Scientists
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter B. Lord, The Providence Journal

Scientists and fishermen tried to tackle the problem of Southern New England's dying lobsters yesterday afternoon, but after hours of talk it looked like they were stuck in the first 15 minutes of a crime-scene mystery.

Frenchville Residents Get Update on Odorous Manure
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Beurmond Banville, Bangor Daily News, Maine

Residents of this St. John Valley town plagued by smells emanating from a chicken manure composting facility north of the border were looking for answers Wednesday morning. What they learned was that Canadian environmental agencies are studying the problem.

Bill to Keep Animals, Children out of Antifreeze Endorsed
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Walter Rubel, Las Cruces Sun-News

The New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a bill that would require a bittering agent to be put in antifreeze.

City Asked to Pick Sides on Toxics
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Edward Russo, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.

Environmentalists and business people squared off before the Eugene City Council on Monday, arguing either for or against a proposed expansion in the city's hazardous chemical reporting law.

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