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.

Solar Project on the Hot Spot
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - John G. Edwards, Las Vegas Review-Journal

The chairman of the Nevada Senate Commerce Committee, state Sen. Randolph Towsend, on Wednesday questioned a representative of a solar power development company, Solargenix Energy, about its stalled plans to develop a 50-megawatt, solar thermal power plant in the Eldorado Valley outside of Boulder City.

Firm Ready to Bet on Nuclear Power
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Stan Choe, The Charlotte Observer

Nuclear power may be coming back into vogue in the United States, and companies are looking to jump in.

Groups Oppose Ethanol Proposal
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As Wisconsin legislators sift through the science behind ethanol and its proposed use in automobile fuel statewide, some high-profile environmental groups are denouncing the "green" alternative, saying it causes more harm than good.

Fuel Cells to Supply Electricity at Sheraton
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon McMahon, The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina announced yesterday that fuel cells will supply two-thirds of the hotel's electricity by the end of the year.

Pesticide Tax, Farmer Education Could Lessen Pollution from Runoff, Report Says
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

An environmental group has proposed a tax hike on pesticides that would fund classes for California farmers on how to reduce the amount of toxic runoff in the state's water supply.

Development of Sakhalin Oil Fields Should Be Delayed to Protect Gray Whales, Independent Report Says
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Sam Cage, Associated Press

A consortium led by the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos. should halt operations and delay further development of oil and gas fields near gray whale feeding grounds off Russia's far-eastern Sakhalin island, an independent study recommended Wednesday.

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