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Feds Subpoena Home Depot Records in Hazardous Waste Probe
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have issued a grand jury subpoena to The Home Depot Inc. seeking documents and information relating to the company's handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.

EarthNews Radio: Urban Age Magazine
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Urban Age magazine started 15 years ago to report on, among other things, the environmental breakthroughs happening in cities around the world.

4th Annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair to Be Held in August
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The fourth annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair is August 13 & 14 at the Ogle County Fairgrounds near Oregon, Illinois.

Energy Policy Act Will Boost Biofuels Industry: Biotechnology Industry Organization
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Energy Policy Act cleared today by Congress for President Bush's signature will improve domestic energy security by setting goals for production of renewable fuels made from U.S. agricultural resources, according to the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

Jellyfish Gone With the Wind in California
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Jablon, Associated Press

They came, they stung, they left. Tens of thousands of purplish-black jellyfish that invaded Orange County beaches for the past week mostly disappeared by Thursday along with a red tide of microscopic plankton on which they may have been feeding.

New Super Magnet Weighs More than 15 Tons
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - David Royse, Associated Press

This definitely ain't no refrigerator magnet. The new super magnet at The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory weighs more than 15 tons and has a magnetic field 420,000 times that of the Earth's -- strong enough to pull a metal object out of a person's hand and send it flying -- if people were allowed to get close enough.

Bird Swarms Invade Farmlands in Nigeria
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Large swarms of birds have invaded parts of northern Nigeria, destroying grain farms and threatening harvests in a region bordering famine-stricken Niger, officials and farmers have said.

Fish Study Shows Decline in Tuna, 'Game' Fish
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Tuna, swordfish and other species favored by fishing fleets gather in "hotspots" across the world's oceans -- but these are in serious decline, according to a survey published Thursday.

Growing Call among Californians to Sack Plastic Grocery Bags
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Deb Kollars, The Sacramento Bee

In Los Angeles, in San Francisco, and in Sacramento, one of the most commonplace innovations to come along for consumers -- the plastic grocery bag -- is under attack. What would our world be like without these wisps of handiness? How would we get our groceries home? Or our homegrown tomatoes into the office? Or dog droppings off a stranger's lawn?

As EPA Deadline Looms, Farmers Struggle with Air Monitoring Program
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press

Hog farmer Bill Kessler hopes a voluntary federal program for monitoring livestock emissions will keep his 500-sow operation out of court for a few years. For $200, Kessler has essentially bought four years of amnesty from air-pollution penalties while the federal Environmental Protection Agency determines appropriate air quality standards for farm operations.

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