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Industry in Lather on Plan To Ban Phosphates
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Amy Cannata, The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington area officials and environmentalists faced off Tuesday with detergent and fertilizer industry representatives in the brewing battle over whether banning phosphates from dishwasher detergents and lawn fertilizers is a necessary step to clean up the Spokane River.

Study Finds Midwest Warming May Harm Ducks
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The gradual warming of the Upper Midwest could cut the duck population in half as early as 2050, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience.

Greek Capital's Landfill To Close Down over the Weekend
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The operators of the Greek capital's only landfill said Tuesday they would close down the site indefinitely over the weekend because it has far exceeded capacity and is unsafe.

Fish Removal Aiding Native Species
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Efforts to remove non-native fish from parts of the Colorado River appear to be working, with rising numbers of native fish being reported by fish-removal crews.

Blair Expected To Favor Nuclear in Energy Review
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Peacock, Reuters

Prime Minister Tony Blair will launch a review on Tuesday of Britain's energy needs and stoke speculation that he favours nuclear power by warning that renewable sources cannot fully meet the country's needs.

Aborigines on Australia's Bird-Flu Frontline
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - James Grubel, Reuters

Aborigines in Australia's remote north and authorities in Indonesia and East Timor have been drafted in to watch for signs of sick or dead migratory birds as Australia's frontline defence against bird flu.

EPA, DuPont Finalize Settlement over Chemical Used To Make Teflon
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal regulators have reached an agreement with DuPont to settle allegations the company hid information about the dangers of a toxic chemical known as C8 used in the manufacture of Teflon.

EU Study Finds Climate Change Major Environmental Challenge for Europe
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Climate change is Europe's biggest environmental challenge, as the temperature on the continent is rising a third faster than the global average, according to a report by the EU's environmental agency.

Rebuilding Cancun's Beaches To Take a Year, Says President Vicente Fox
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

It will take a year to rebuild all the famous white sand beaches in Mexico's Caribbean resort of Cancun after Hurricane Wilma ripped them away last month, President Vicente Fox said Tuesday.

Program Seeks Greener Image for Golf Courses
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Trevison, The Oregonian

Golf courses that use chemicals with restraint, monitor water quality and encourage wildlife will be recognized under a new program launched last week by a group of Oregon and Washington golf course superintendents.

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