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Eggs Hatching for Aurora the Octopus
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Aurora -- with all eight of her arms -- held tight to her dream of motherhood. The aging Giant Pacific octopus, a resident of the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, embraced her maternal instinct and was rewarded this week as her eggs finally began hatching.

Canada Sees Threat from Soil in Chinese Toy Guns
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Canada said Thursday it was ordering the recall of 21,000 Chinese-made toy guns because the weapons contained soil which could contaminate crops and forests.

Wholphin -- Part Whale, Part Dolphin -- Born in Captivity in Hawaii
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeanette J. Lee, Associated Press

A rare whale-dolphin mix has given birth to a playful female calf, said officials at a Hawaii water life park.

Baby Rhino Named for Designer Marc Ecko
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Designer Marc Ecko, who made a rhino logo into a fashion statement, now has a zoo rhino named in his honor.

Democratic Senator Blocks Vote on Bush Nominee to Head EPA
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A lone senator moved Thursday to block President Bush's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the White House and EPA of stonewalling his requests for data from the agency.

Developing Nations Ripe for Wind, Solar Energy, U.N. Says
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Developing countries could install hundreds of thousands of megawatts of renewable energy capacity and help relieve poverty and volatile oil bills in those nations, U.N. officials said Thursday.

Singapore Finds it Hard to Expand without Sand
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Koh Gui Qing, Reuters

Few islands have ballooned in size like Singapore, whose original beaches, dunes and mangroves have disappeared under the pavement of its expanding metropolis. Over the last four decades, Singapore's borders have swollen by nearly 20 percent with a relentless series of land reclamation projects.

EPA Likely to Miss Deadline for Issuing Rule on Views, Air Quality in National Parks
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency seemed likely to miss a court-ordered deadline Friday for issuing new rules intended to improve the views and air quality in 156 national parks and wilderness areas.

ENN Weekly: April 11th - 15th
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week.

Furniture Company Supports Green Line
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Heath E. Combs, High Point (NC) Enterprise

Amid the mass of furniture on display as the High Point International Home Furnishings Market gets under way today, a company is looking for a niche in the green.

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