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Park Closes Lake to Protect Rare Mollusk
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Officials have closed one of the park's lakes to swimming in order to protect a small, rare mollusk living there. Biologists say the Rocky Mountain capshell limpet needs the protection in Lost Lake, one of only 17 known homes to the limpet, because swimmers could too easily crush the small creatures.
Environmental Groups Say Removing Burned Trees from Montana Forest Could Harm Grizzly Bears
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press
Removing trees burned during fires in a national forest could harm grizzly bears in one of the few states where they live outside Alaska, two environmental groups claim in a lawsuit.
Early Alaska Wildfire Sparks Fears of Tough Season
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters
Alaska's wildfire season got off to an early start this year with more than 4,800 acres of spruce forest ablaze Tuesday, and authorities warned low water levels and high temperatures could mean a tough fire season ahead for the western United States.
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.