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Massachusetts Extends Shellfishing Limits to Federal Waters Due to Toxic Red Tide
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An outbreak of toxic red tide algae that has shut down most shellfishing from Maine to Massachusetts also forced state officials to close federal waters, extending the affected area by thousands of square miles.

Arizona Officials May Import Endangered Owls
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press

Wildlife officials are considering importing endangered owls from Mexico to boost the dwindling population in Arizona. To protect endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, development already has been slowed or altered on thousands of acres of old-growth, ironwood-saguaro forest.

House Committee to Subpoena Worker in Yucca Mountain Investigation
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

A congressional committee will subpoena a former worker on the Yucca Mountain project who is at the center of a controversy over document falsification at the proposed nuclear waste dump.

WWF Says Japan Scientific Whaling a Sham
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research, the WWF environmental group said on Monday in a report denouncing the slaughter as a cover-up for commercial sales of the mammals' meat.

Texas Supreme Court Announces Ruling in Texas Environmental Cleanup Case
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Texas Supreme Court today decided a case of first impression over the "arranger liability" provision of the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.

U.S. Mayors Agree to Adhere to Kyoto Pact
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Caterinicchia, Associated Press

The U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously passed a resolution Monday requiring their cities to try to meet or surpass emissions standards set by the Kyoto Protocol, the international global-warming treaty ratified earlier this year without the United States.

Rare Cave Crawfish Spurs Environment Study
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The rare cave crawfish, which lives in an area near Elm Springs, Arkansas, has spurred a study of the nearby environment in the hope of preventing development-related changes to the ecosystem that enables the blind crustacean to survive.

Farmer Cuts Herbicide Bill by Adding Soybean Oil to His Weed Killers
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Christine Des Garennes, The News-Gazette

At first, Gene Hood was skeptical. A friend and fellow farmer in Indiana was adding soybean oil to his herbicides. By doing so, he was able to cut back on the amount of weed killers he sprayed on his fields.

Study Shows Fertilizers Harm Freshwater Lakes
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press

Farmers' routine application of chemical fertilizers and manure to the land poses a far greater environmental problem to freshwater lakes than previously thought, potentially polluting the water for hundreds of years, according to research published Monday.

U.S. Senate Begins Debate on Energy Bill on Tuesday
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore, Reuters

The Senate was set to take up a broad, $11 billion energy bill on Tuesday, with lawmakers racing the clock to get a final version to the White House this summer. The legislation aims to boost long-term domestic oil, natural gas and gasoline production, make the U.S. electric grid more reliable and build more nuclear power plants.

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