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Company's Proposed Plant Would Convert Garbage to Energy
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mitch Tobin, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson

Cochise County took a small first step toward letting a California startup build a $50 million plant meant to turn garbage into energy.

Bill Would Bar Obesity Lawsuits
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - R.A. Dyer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

As your attorney, I advise you to lay off those french fries.

Symposium on Smoke-Free Apartment Buildings Held in Los Angeles
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The "Smoke Free Choice" symposium will be held today in Los Angeles to address the increasing demand for non-smoking sections in apartment buildings and completely smoke-free complexes.

Author of Suspect Yucca Mountain E-Mails got $4,900 for New Assignment
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

A scientist who wrote e-mails about falsifying work on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project was paid $4,900 for a Yucca assignment he got after the e-mails became known, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday.

Prosecutors Investigate Russian Nuclear Plant Waste Dumping
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Russian prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into a nuclear recycling facility accused of carelessly dumping radioactive waste, officials said Tuesday.

Mo. Pups Could Boost Gray Wolf Population
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Betsy Taylor, Associated Press

The endangered Mexican gray wolf population could swell by 10 percent this spring, after two wolves in captivity gave birth this weekend, and three more are expecting.

Energy, Farms, Water Seen Aided by Nanotechnology
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Futuristic microscopic devices could store energy, raise farm output and purify water to help the world reach 2015 goals of curbing poverty, according to a report on Tuesday.

Botswana Woos Rich Tourists with 'Africa-Lite'
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Apps, Reuters

The drive from the gate to the lodge may be less than 6 miles, but it yields elephant, baboons and even a solitary tortoise, pulling its head back into its shell as the Land Rover passes.

U.N. Presses India to Save Tigers
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Bulman, Associated Press

Even in their own reserves, they are rampantly poached for their "lucky" collar bones, fashionable skins and decorative claws. When they flee onto human territory, they are poisoned, electrocuted, shot or trapped. There is nowhere left for India's dwindling tiger population to turn.

Conservationists to Convert Pesky Prairie Dogs into Valuable Farm Tools in Northern Mexico
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Conservationists have bought 46,000 acres of desert grasslands in northern Mexico in an effort to show the black-tailed prairie dog -- seen as a pest in much of the western United States -- can help grazing lands thrive.

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