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Republicans Eye Offshore Drilling in U.S. Budget Bill
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Cowan, Reuters

Republicans next month may try to open new U.S. offshore areas to oil and gas drilling in a move that would bring in billions of dollars in new revenue and let politicians claim progress in boosting domestic energy supplies at a time of record prices.

Housing Conservation -- An Editorial
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Bangor Daily News

A plan to preserve wildlife habitat while providing affordable housing on Mount Desert Island exemplifies what should be the future of land conservation and development in Maine. Just as there cannot be unlimited development, there cannot be broad mandates against future development.

Panel Sees Growing Threat in Melting Arctic
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The rate of ice melting in the Arctic is increasing and a panel of researchers says it sees no natural process that is likely to change that trend. Within a century the melting could lead to summertime ice-free ocean conditions not seen in the area in a million years, the group said Tuesday.

Feds Cut Land for California Tiger Salamander
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday that they would cut by nearly half the amount of land set aside for the California tiger salamander, saying it would be too costly to restrict development in those areas to protect the threatened amphibian.

African Ministers Say Clean Water Key To Fighting Poverty
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Mattias Karen, Associated Press

Poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water is threatening to undermine U.N. efforts to fight poverty, hunger and disease in Africa, ministers and experts said Tuesday. Only four out of 10 villagers in Africa have access to a latrine, and the content of many existing latrines is dumped into the same rivers or streams used for drinking water.

The Conservation-Conscious Salute This Man's Commute
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin Murphy, The Kansas City Star

As Americans worry over high gas prices, Jeff Kline glides along for less than a penny a day in his shiny new velomobile. His what? "People want to know what it is," Kline says, standing alongside the narrow, 9-foot-long fiberglass vehicle he got two months ago. "I tell them it is a motorized bicycle."

Iraq's Devastated Marshlands Recovering Fast, U.N. Says
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Cawthorne, Reuters

The ancient Iraqi marshlands drained by Saddam Hussein as punishment against their occupants are back to almost 40 percent of their former level, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Wednesday.

Showcase Your Video on ENN TV, Powered by FLIMP™
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Environmental News Network

Coming soon to a computer screen near you: ENN TV! Powered by ENN's ground-breaking FLIMP technology, ENN TV will bring environmental news, messages, and stories to audiences via the web beginning September 15.

New Mexico Falcon Sighting Fuels Drilling Fight
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal workers eating lunch this month on Otero Mesa spotted two endangered aplomado falcons, the first sighting of the rare birds in years and another weapon in a battle by state officials and environmentalists against drilling on the mesa.

Image Microsystems Awards Environmental Research Grant to Texas Tech University
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Image Microsystems Inc. awarded a $75,000.00 grant to Texas Tech University's Center for Applied Research in Advanced Manufacturing. The Centers' Program Director, Dr. Hong-Chao Zhang, and his team provide ongoing research in the area of Life-Cycle Engineering and Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing.

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