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High-Tech Recycling: It's a Trashy Future
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Busse, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.

Are you getting ready to throw out an old computer, cell phone or printer cartridge? If you're interested, there are alternatives to relegating electronics to the trash heap, alternatives that could help schools, soldiers and victims of domestic violence, among others.

Roanoke's Maple Leaf Bakery To Take Clean Air Measures
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times

Many people savor the aroma of baking bread, but a bread-baking factory can pollute the air. In early April, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality ordered Maple Leaf Bakery in Roanoke to pay a fine of $2,640 for exceeding a permitted limit on its emissions of ethyl alcohol.

Rare Chatty Songbird Spotted in California
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A chatty songbird thought to have disappeared from the Central Valley 60 years ago has been spotted nesting in a patch of restored habitat along the San Joaquin River.

Feds Intervene for Endangered Wyoming Toad
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to reintroduce several hundred more Wyoming toad tadpoles in Albany County.

U.S. Senate Climate Vote Puts Heat on Admininstration
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

A simmering conflict between U.S. lawmakers and the Bush administration over global climate change could boil over in the coming week when the Senate debates legislation that would require U.S. industry to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.

Retired Mechanic Finds New Flower Species
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hiking in the Ouachita Mountains one day, retired mechanic John Pelton's eye caught a pink flower that he hadn't noticed before. The man with a passion for plant life couldn't figure out just what kind of flower he had found in Saline County.

South Carolina Officials Investigate Bird Deaths
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

South Carolina wildlife officials are warning residents and visitors to stay away from sick sea birds they may see on the shore. The birds, many of which usually stay well offshore, are showing up by the dozens on South Carolina beaches and they are dead or dying.

USC, Partner to Study Fuel Cell Technology
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Pamela Hamilton, Associated Press

The University of South Carolina has a new partner in its effort to develop a technology that some researchers say could become an alternate power source.

Africanized Bees Spotted in SW Arkansas
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Some unwanted arrivals from Texas have been spotted in this southwest Arkansas town. State Plant Board officials say the presence of Africanized honey bees has been confirmed in Brightstar, in southern Miller County.

Victor Wouk, Called the Father of the Modern Hybrid Car, Dies in New York at Age 86
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Victor Wouk, an electrical engineer and entrepreneur who developed the first full-size version of the modern hybrid car, has died. He was 86.

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