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Shell to Reroute Pipelines in Russian Far East Oil Project over Gray Whale Fears
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Alex Nicholson, Associated Press

Royal Dutch/Shell said Wednesday it would reroute planned pipelines at its oil and gas project off the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin, bowing to environmentalists' demands who said the pipelines passed too close to the feeding grounds of the endangered gray whale.

Tough Steps Urged to Cut CO2 Emissions in Japan
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun

A Japanese government task force approved a draft plan Tuesday for measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that significantly strengthens existing measures for fighting global warming, aiming at fulfilling the nation's obligations under the Kyoto Protocol.

What are We Really Planting in Our Gardens?
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Cheryl Lowe, New England Wild Flower Society

(By Cheryl Lowe) In New England, spring is almost here. The urge to stop and admire the first blooms on the redbud tree or the spring beauties in the woods...

Lawsuits Challenge Critical Habitat Designation for 42 Species
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

A legal foundation has filed twin federal lawsuits challenging federal protections for 42 species -- 15 of which live only in shallow seasonal pools across much of California and in far southern Oregon.

Sustainable Gardening for All
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

More and more people these days seem to be recognizing the multitude of reasons to plan and maintain an ecological landscape. Reducing pollution, conserving resources, and creating wildlife habitat are just a few of the end benefits to taking a sustainable approach to gardening.

Envirocare Looking to Expand its Operation
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune

Envirocare of Utah is seeking permission to expand its operations onto 536 acres of land it purchased from a potential competitor when the business changed hands two months ago.

Solar Cell Maker's Shares Jump 45% on Debut
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Ploy Chitsomboon, Bangkok Post, Thailand

Shares of Solartron Plc surged 45 percent from its initial public offering price, despite overall sluggishness in the Thai market.

EarthNews Radio: Junk Food and American Waistlines
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

American waistlines continue to grow, yet the food industry continues to successfully market junk food.

SYSCO's Earth Plus Product Line Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY), North America's largest foodservice distributor to restaurants, schools, and institutions, today announced that 16 of its Earth Plus(R) cleaning products have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment (DfE) program.

Scientists Mystified by Herring Decline
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A steep decline in Puget Sound-area herring, a critical food source for larger fish, marine mammals and sea birds, has scientists mystified.

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