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EarthNews Radio: Water Follies
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

A new book explores the relationship between groundwater and rivers.

More Imported Trash Finding Its Way to Virginia
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press

The signs are everywhere -- barges loaded with out-of-state trash are coming to Virginia. The organization that handles trash in South Hampton Roads is slowly moving toward accepting barges carrying New York City garbage to Portsmouth.

Lower Price of E85 Fuel Catches Consumers' Attention
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Wenske, The Kansas City Star

For years it required environmental fervor to justify pumping ethanol in your tank. It often cost more than gas and delivered fewer miles per gallon. Now, if you have the right car and live near a pump that sells it, e85 fuel -- a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline -- may also make economic sense.

Indonesia Will Seek out-of-Court Settlement in Newmont Pollution Case
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Indonesia will press ahead with plans to charge six executives from U.S gold producer Newmont Mining Corp. over alleged pollution, but is willing to negotiate an out-of-court settlement in its $133.6 million lawsuit stemming from the case, the economics minister said Monday.

Invasive Wood-Killing Wasp Found in N.Y.
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The discovery of a pernicious wasp in New York, the first time it's been found in the wild in this country, has scientists worried about a scourge that has devastated pine forests in other parts of the world.

Crowded India Cities Face Conflict on Cows
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - David Guttenfelder, Associated Press

In largely Hindu India, where many animals are revered as sacred, the cow has always held a special place.

On 100th Anniversary, Western Hemisphere's Last Island Penal Colony Welcomes New Prisoners
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Eduardo Verdugo, Associated Press

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Western hemisphere's last functioning island penal colony, Mexico's Islas Marias penitentiary welcomed about 90 new prisoners, the latest bid to revive an island facility that was once slated for closure.

Plan to Drain Lake in North Dakota Nears Completion, but Canada Has Environmental Concerns
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Kolpack, Associated Press

The goal posts of the former high school football field here stand as buoys in a marshy swamp, marking the edge of a burgeoning lake that was nine miles from this town just a decade ago.

Tsunami Rebuilding Stalls as Survivors Confront Government Delays, Political Squabbling
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Political squabbling, donor demands and government indecision have stalled the building of roads, water treatment plants and nearly 180,000 homes for survivors of last December's tsunami.

Rare Mexican Gray Wolf Caught in N.M. Trap
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An endangered Mexican gray wolf that was part of a cattle-killing pack has been captured in the Gila National Forest. Six wild-born puppies, possibly wolf-dog hybrids, were euthanized.

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