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Scientists Say Road Salt Harms Environment
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The use of salt to melt snow and ice from slippery roads has an environmental downside that can affect a widespread area long after winter has passed, scientists say.

Study Shows Manatees Have Brittle Bones
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Despite their huge size, the bones of manatees are as brittle as fine porcelain, making them extremely vulnerable to being broken when struck by a boat, a University of Florida researchers said Thursday.

Air Travel Industry Leaders Agree on Need to Improve Environmental Protection
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Air transport industry leaders agreed Friday that they need to do more to reduce noise and pollution.

Wind Farm Wins OK to Begin Construction
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Virkler, Watertown (NY) Daily Times

The Lewis County Planning Board on Thursday approved several special permit amendments and variances needed for construction to begin on the Tug Hill wind farm.

Xcel to Buy Wind Power from Lamar Investors
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Tucker, The Pueblo (Colorado) Chieftain

A grass-roots power company in Lamar got good news Wednesday after Xcel officially announced it would buy 69 megawatts of wind-generated power annually from the company for the next quarter century.

EarthNews Radio: Reef Protection International
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Coral reefs can be said to be "the rainforests of the oceans."

ENN Focuses on Sustainable Economy in March
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This month at ENN we've been focusing on the concept of sustainble economy. What is it, and how do we maintain it?

Mich. Moose Population Slump Continues
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Mercilessly hounded by blood-sucking ticks, the Isle Royale moose herd is on a downward spiral -- and the wolf packs that roam the national park in Lake Superior are taking advantage.

Experimental Flock Loses Whooping Crane
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An experimental flock of whooping cranes has lost one of its youngest members to a Florida bobcat but could be on the verge of producing chicks in the wild for the first time.

UNESCO Designates Vietnam's Cat Ba Archipelago a Biosphere Reserve
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Vietnam's Cat Ba archipelago has been designated as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO, a move expected to help preserve the area's natural resources amid expanding tourism and development, officials said Thursday.

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