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Shooting Hobbyist Invents Eco-Friendly Target
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - John Nolan, The Wisconsin State Journal

Joe Schroeder is a man who isn't afraid to pull the trigger on an inventive idea. Living on a portion of his family's farm in Juneau, the self-employed 44-year-old used to spend time pondering ways to fire his shotgun at targets across the open spaces. But, an environmentally conscious shooting hobbyist, Schroeder could not bring himself to fire a single shot.

Mercury Study Identifies Problem Spots
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A four-year study in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada released on Tuesday identifies several so-called mercury "hot spots" and suggests contamination by the toxic metal is more pervasive than originally believed.

Support for Welch's is Support for Open-Space Protection
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Martin, Erie Times-News

There's not much Tom Fuhrman can do to help GE Transportation Systems. He's not in the market for a locomotive.

Shell Executive Speaks About Alternative Fuels
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

Rob Routs is Executive Director Downstream at RoyalDutch/Shell Group. This column has been excerpted from a speech he presented at the National Ethanol Conference held in Phoenix, Ariz., on February 8, 2005

EarthNews Radio: Ways to Save Water
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Jerry Kay discusses water use and water-saving options with Earth Policy Institute founder Lester Brown.

Auto Club Rewards Hybrids, Surcharges Gas Guzzlers
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Automobile club Better World Club has announced a pricing structure which will reward drivers of hybrids while surcharging those who drive "gas guzzlers."

Fish Numbers Drop After Grand Canyon Flood
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Arthur H. Rotstein, Associated Press

The number of juvenile endangered fish recovered in the Colorado River declined dramatically after officials flooded the Grand Canyon in an effort to aid them and their fragile ecosystem. But scientists aren't sure what the fish decline means or why it happened.

Few Clues on Dolphin Deaths in Florida Keys
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Myers, Reuters

Biologists are investigating whether sonar used in U.S. Navy submarine exercises or red tide bacteria contributed to the deaths of more than 30 rough-toothed dolphins in a mass stranding in the Florida Keys last week.

Pacific NW Undersea Quakes Intrigue Scientists
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Scientists searched Monday for signs of a volcanic eruption off the Pacific Northwest coast following a swarm of earthquakes that posed little risk of causing a tsunami but could teach them about how the Earth's crust forms.

South Dakota Bill Targets Prairie Dogs
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Kafka, Associated Press

Gov. Mike Rounds has signed a bill giving South Dakota ranchers some extra ammunition in dealing with prairie dogs that invade from neighboring private property.

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