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Connecticut Business Certified To Handle Fluorescent Tube
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Marks, The Hartford Courant

Partners Raymond Graczyk and Robert E. Robert began crushing up fluorescent light tubes for profit nine years ago, and figure they've done away with almost 25 million by now. Along the way, their recycling business has helped hundreds of companies comply with environmental laws and kept an estimated 1,700 pounds of mercury out of the environment.

124 Tractor-Trailers to Deliver Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to the Barnes & Noble Warehouse
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced that the first U.S. shipment of the new J. K. Rowling book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, lands today at its distribution center in Jamesburg, New Jersey.

Georgia Power Investing $1.3 Billion in Environmental Controls, Reducing Sulfur Emissions About 50 Percent
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Georgia Power filed applications today for four more scrubbers -- two for Plant Wansley near Carrollton and two additional scrubbers for Plant Bowen near Cartersville. In May, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued permits for the installation of Plant Bowen's first two scrubbers, which are now under construction.

Cypriots Get Teeth Into Case of Missing Crocodiles
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife wardens in Cyprus are trying to verify reports that crocodiles may be on the loose at a popular tourist nature spot after they became too dangerous for their owner to handle.

Ruling Dutch Political Party Advocates Nuclear Energy in Policy Paper
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Netherlands Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende's party said Thursday that the country needed more nuclear reactors because the country cannot rely on fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming.

Study Examines Flight of Hummingbirds
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

Not much bigger than a honey bee, the tiny hummingbird is able to hover gently over a flower because it uses some of the same wing motion as an insect -- but not as much as previously thought, a new study says.

Contraceptives Lower Oregon Geese Hatchings
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bait laced with a contraceptive resulted in the hatching of fewer pesky Canada geese last spring, according to a study by the National Wildlife Research Center. The bait, tested around Oregon in 2004, could help in long-range plans to manage the geese, which cause crop damage.

Scientist Charles D. Keeling Dies
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Charles D. Keeling, a scientist whose measurements showing a carbon-dioxide buildup in the atmosphere helped trigger fears of global warming, has died at 77.

New Law Fails to Protect Wetlands
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Mladen Rudman, Northwest Florida Daily News

What's good for Northwest Florida's developers isn't good for its environment -- so contend the critics of a bill signed into law by Gov. Jeb Bush this week.

Researchers Say Fossil Fuels Could Be Bridge to Future
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - John C. Roper, Houston Chronicle

Fuel cells could be providing inexpensive electricity to businesses and even homes by 2010, but at least initially they won't be fueled by hydrogen extracted from water.

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