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Pilot Program Shows Strong Interest in E-Recycling
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM -

A trial effort to evaluate feasibility of widespread recycling of consumer electronics shows that items such as computers can be easily recycled at low cost to consumers and retailers.

Driven by Fuel Shortages, China is Going Nuclear
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

The shadows of Chernobyl and Three Mile Island no longer reach to the pine-crested hillsides of Hangzhou Bay, where China is rushing to expand a nuclear power station to meet soaring demand for electricity for its economic boom.

Caterpillars Invade New Mexico Forests
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Montova Bryan, Associated Press

Some of northern New Mexico's aspen stands have been stripped of their leaves by masses of wriggling caterpillars in search of food and a place to build a home, but forest officials are confident the trees will recover in time to show off their brilliant colors.

Researchers, Trackers Study Deer Populations
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Quinn Eastman, North County Times

For a decade, governments throughout San Diego County have bought into the idea that wildlife and development could coexist, if enough open space was preserved with corridors built between them to allow animals to roam.

Turning Waste to Wealth Advancing at Landfills, Farms
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press

Jim Voss hopes his company will make a fortune out of garbage -- specifically the methane gas produced when tons of trash decay in landfills across the nation. That methane -- 20 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide -- has to go somewhere: federal rules requires large landfills to either burn it or pipe it away to be processed.

Court Dismisses Challenge to Bush Administration on Rules over Logging in National Forests
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Sarche, Associated Press

A federal appeals court dismissed an attempt by environmental groups to restore a Clinton-era ban on logging in roadless areas of national forests, saying their appeal became irrelevant when the Bush administration adopted a replacement rule.

Wyoming Commission Approves Grizzly Boundaries in Effort to Remove Federal Protections
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Bob Moen, Associated Press

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission set boundaries Tuesday for where grizzly bears can roam in the state in hopes of ending special federal protections and giving Wyoming, Montana and Idaho more control over the bears.

Hurricane Dennis Flips Sunken Ship Upright off Key Largo
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The former USS Spiegel Grove, serving as artificial reef on the bottom in 130 feet of water off Key Largo, flipped upright as the core of the storm passed some 200 miles to the west. The Spiegel Grove is the most popular artificial wreck in the Florida Keys, home at least 166 different fish species, said Lad Akins of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation.

Program Encourages Governors to Help with Sensible Community Design
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Rebecca Carroll, Associated Press

Governors can help foster sensible and sustainable community planning in their states by pursuing designs that don't unduly burden water supplies or force residents to drive everywhere they want to go, says a coalition pushing for new approaches to development.

Ranchers, Environmentalists Differ on New Grazing Rules
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Baird, The Salt Lake Tribune

Strip away the jargon and clutter, and the Bureau of Land Management's new grazing regulations released last month come down to one basic thing -- making ranchers feel a little more at home on the public range.

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