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Wild Pigs Killed to Save Santa Cruz Fox
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
Norm Macdonald rises each morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day of shooting pigs.
Albatross Migration Attracts Celebrities, Punters
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
With electronic jockeys on board and carrying the hopes of celebrity owners and punters from around the world, 17 unlikely athletes have taken off in an endurance race deemed by some as the toughest in the world.
Developers Eye Land along Florida Everglades to Relieve Housing Shortage
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Curt Anderson, Associated Press
To fish hatchery owner Paul Radice, the farmlands sandwiched between bustling Miami and the vast Everglades are ideal for his business.
Mercury-Laden Clouds Threaten Utah
May 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Mercury-laden clouds from gold mine smokestacks near Elko, Nev., are floating east and could pose a health threat and damage the ecology of the Great Salt Lake. The mines account for as much as 11 percent of total Mercury emissions in the United States.
EPA Exceeds Mercury Cleanup Projection
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency estimated in an internal report as much as $2 billion in yearly benefits from cutting mercury pollution just in the Southeast -- 40 times the value the agency projected publicly for the entire nation.
Swedish Government Approves Congestion Tax for Stockholm on Trial Basis
April 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The Swedish government decided Thursday to introduce a congestion tax in the capital, Stockholm, for a six-month trial period starting Jan. 3, 2006.
Standing Room Only at New Australian Cemetery
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
It will be standing room only for those being buried at a new Australian cemetery that aims to provide cheap, environmentally friendly burials.
Greenpeace Plans Arctic Trek to Highlight Warming
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Two Minnesota men said Tuesday they will attempt the first summertime crossing of the Arctic Ocean, a trek sponsored by the environmental group Greenpeace to show how global warming is melting the northern ice cap.
Taiwan Gets Tough on Trash as Space Runs Out
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Dobson, Reuters
Sifting through garbage isn't something most people are very keen on but, in Taiwan, dodging the dirty duty could result in a fine of almost US$200. Every night, Chang watches her neighbors haul bags of trash past her laundry store to a street corner, where they wait for the wafting melody of Beethoven's Fuer Elise blared from loudspeakers to herald the arrival of the garbage truck.
U.S. Government Agrees to Consider Federal Protection for Two Rare Plants in U.S. Virgin Islands
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press
The U.S. government agreed to rule on whether two plants species found only in the U.S. Virgin Islands should be placed under federal protection, settling a lawsuit Tuesday with an environmental group.