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Gas Situation Actually Has a Bright Side
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, Detroit Free Press

Gas prices are near record high levels and they are not likely to fall significantly anytime soon.

Tampa Firm Snags Deal for County's Computer Castoffs
April 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Mullins, Tampa Tribune

Corey Hockensmith stands as the last line of defense to keep Tampa Bay's obsolete electronics from the landfill.

States Look to National Guard as Last Resort in Coming Fire Season
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Melanthia Mitchell, Associated Press

The Northwest faces what could be one of its worst wildfire seasons in years, but military duty in Iraq means forestry officials might not be able to call on their states' National Guard units as much as they'd like.

Engineers Redesign Roads to Save Moose
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Trudy Tynan, Associated Press

At night on a dark country road, all that the headlights catch are the shadowy legs the size of tree trunks rising out of the pavement. Standing six feet at the shoulder, weighing up to 1,000 pounds, with massive antlers more than five feet across, moose tower over automobiles and have no fear of them.

Federal Lawmaker Advises People in Northern Australia to Bludgeon Toxic Toads to Death
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A government lawmaker advised people in northern Australia to bludgeon to death toxic toads that are advancing toward the region's main city, Darwin.

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Persist in Chicken
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Alex Dominguez, Associated Press

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria continued to be found in chickens bought at area supermarkets a year after two large poultry producers stopped using an antibiotic blamed for creating the resistant strains, Johns Hopkins researchers report.

New Tactics for the Environment -- An ENN Commentary
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul C. Pritchard, National Park Trust

“The environmental movement is dead,” some in Ecotopia declare. Unfortunately, those of us in the communities and on the Eastern Front didn’t get the message.

EPA Cancels Proposed Study that Would Have Exposed Children to Pesticides
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday canceled a controversial study using children to measure the effect of pesticides after Democrats said they would block Senate confirmation of the agency's new head.

DuPont Shareholder Seeks Disclosure of Expenses on Chemical Being Studied by EPA
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A DuPont Co. shareholder wants the chemical maker to disclose legal fees and other expenses for a chemical that is used to make the nonstick substance Teflon and is being studied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a possible carcinogen.

The King is Commander, the Enemy Drought, as 'Cloud Attackers' Take to the Skies
April 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Rungrawee C. Pinyorak, Associated Press

For the past month, aircraft stationed at airfields around Thailand have been flying sorties almost daily, carrying out a mission of national importance -- the war on drought, the country's worst in seven years.

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