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Law Requires Use of Biodiesel in Illinois State Vehicles
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Girresch, Belleville News-Democrat

A new Illinois law will require state and local governments, school districts, universities, community colleges and mass transit agencies to fuel their diesel vehicles with 2 percent biodiesel.

Mauritania's Poor Remain Convinced They'll Get No Share of Oil Wealth
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Nafi Diouf, Associated Press

This country hasn't even started exporting oil yet, and already some Mauritanians are demanding a share of the hoped-for profits.

USDA To Allow 'Organic' Label on Cosmetics
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Green, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps and other natural-cosmetics companies have won their fight against the government for the right to stamp the "USDA Organic" label on lip balms and body lotions.

Coca-Cola, Ford, 3M, 68 Other Facilities Commit to Environmental Improvements Beyond Current Regulatory Requirements
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

EPA announced 71 facilities from 29 states and Puerto Rico as new or renewing members in a program rewarding facilities that voluntarily exceed regulatory requirements.

SmartWood Program Certifies First U.S. National Park
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

The Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program has awarded the first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of a national park to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller (MBR) National Historical Park, making it only the second U.S. federal land to receive such certification.

Deadly Tsunami Reached Around the Globe
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Last year's Sumatra tsunami focused its death and destruction on the lands around the Indian Ocean, but the great wave traveled around the world and was recorded as far away as Peru and northeastern Canada.

NEXRAD Waterfowl: Conservation at the Speed of Light
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The next generation of wildlife biologists is using a tool to help manage waterfowl, and migratory birds in general. It's the same tool you might rely on hoping to see tomorrow's sky will be dark, blustery and gray. It's NEXRAD Doppler radar.

Showcase Your Video on ENN TV, Powered by Flimp™
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - the Environmental News Network

Powered by ENN's ground-breaking FLIMP technology, ENN TV will bring environmental news, messages, and stories to audiences via the web beginning September 15. For environmentally focused businesses and non-profit organizations, ENN TV will offer a powerful means of reaching out to the public through a revolutionary new medium.

Fire and Water Sweep Through Europe in Summer of Extreme Weather
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Danica Kirka, Associated Press

Fire and floods have engulfed Europe this summer, as a relentless drought in Spain and Portugal transformed swaths of woodland into a massive tinderbox and torrential rains carved a trail of destruction through alpine valleys and Balkan villages.

Balkans May Be Bird Flu Gateway to Wider Europe
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Winfrey, Reuters

Birds heading south for the winter from Siberia may carry a deadly strain of avian flu to the Balkan peninsula and mingle with other flocks from northern Europe, experts said on Thursday.

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