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Exploding Toads in a Hamburg Pond Baffle Scientists
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than 1,000 toads have puffed up and exploded in a Hamburg pond in recent weeks, and German scientists still have no explanation for what's causing the combustion, an official said Wednesday.

U.S. Government Agrees to Consider Federal Protection for Two Rare Plants in U.S. Virgin Islands
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

The U.S. government agreed to rule on whether two plants species found only in the U.S. Virgin Islands should be placed under federal protection, settling a lawsuit Tuesday with an environmental group.

Ameren is Asked to Press Fight on Global Warming
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Sara Shipley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Environmental and consumer groups turned up the heat on Ameren Corp. on Tuesday in a bid to persuade the utility to do more to combat global warming. St. Louis-based Ameren is the seventh-largest source of carbon-dioxide emissions among electric utilities, according to an analysis of government data by Clear the Air, a coalition of environmental groups.

Tough Environmental Rules for New Housing Complexes
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - The Times of India

All new housing complexes that accommodate more than 1,000 people or generates 50,000 or more litres of sewage per day and buildings worth Rs 50 crore will have to get environmental clearance.

Forestry Now Florida's Economic Heavyweight
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Alison Trinidad, The Florida Times-Union

Oranges, make way, forestry is the top money maker in Florida agriculture, according to a new University of Florida study. Florida's forests have the greatest economic impact than any other sector in the state's $67 billion agricultural industry -- beating citrus, vegetables and other plants.

EarthNews Radio: Master Gardeners International Conference
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you want to hone your gardening skills, and gain knowledge about the craft from some of the world's master gardeners? There's a conference you can attend in Canada this summer to do just that.

Sierra Club Members Reject Policy Change Advocating Immigration Limits
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Kim Curtis, Associated Press

Sierra Club members Monday flatly rejected a change in the group's policies that would have advocated reducing immigration to the United States as a way to protect the environment.

On Beyond Organic: Ed Begley, Jr., Eco-Celebs Walk the Talk
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Hearing celebrities expound on politics or talk about their commitment to causes makes many people groan. Maybe it sounds like they're being fed sound bites or just trying to connect their name to the latest hot trend. But no one can deny the power of American celebrity culture.

U.S. Forest Service Sued over Logging in Oregon
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A group of U.S. Forest Service employees has filed a lawsuit against the federal agency because the workers say it is allowing lumber companies to log forests recovering from wildfires in violation of environmental laws.

35 More Wild Horses Killed in the West
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Thirty-five more wild horses rounded up in the West were slaughtered Monday, but the Interior Department acted quickly to save the lives of 52 other mustangs by enlisting last-minute financial help from Mustang sports car maker Ford Motor Co.

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