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California Golf Club Told it Dropped the Ball
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Kerry Cavanaugh, Daily News, Los Angeles

The Angeles National Golf Club could face fines and potential prosecution for bulldozing streams and endangered species habitat in the Big Tujunga Wash during the January storms.

Washington State Gas Tax Plan Calls for Hike of 4 Cents
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph Turner, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Business, labor and environmental leaders asked the Legislature on Monday to boost the state gas tax by 10 cents a gallon to raise at least $8 billion for transportation projects over the next decade.

Planned Biofuel Plant to Use Clarkson-Developed Technology
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - David Winters, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

A biodiesel and bioheating plant using technology created at Clarkson University could be operational by the end of June, plant investors said Monday.

Research May Help Fight Tiny Bee Pests
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Research at the University of Minnesota could help fight a parasite that may have killed up to half the North American bee population in the past year.

U.S. Research Ship Pays US$2 Million Fine for Reef Damage
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Mexico announced Monday that a U.S. research ship has paid a fine of 2,221,720 pesos (US$20 million, euro15 million) for having run aground on a coral reef and damaged it.

Umbra on Avoiding Unsightly Bathroom Mold
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine

A reader inquiry about removing bathroom mold without toxic chemicals sends Umbra on a cleaner-testing jag, squirting this and that all over the Grist Test Bathroom. The things she does for you people! Find out the results and get lectured on the benefits of planning ahead -- in Ask Umbra, on the Grist Magazine website.

Mercury Damage to Babies Costs Billions, Study Says
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Devlin Barrett, Associated Press

Lower IQ levels linked to mercury exposure in the womb costs the United States $8.7 billion a year in lost earnings potential, according to a study released Monday by researchers at a New York hospital.

Judge Approves $107.6 Million Settlement against DuPont over Alleged Poisoning of Water
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

A judge Monday approved a $107.6 million (euro81.16 million) settlement of a class-action lawsuit against DuPont Co. in which residents alleged that a chemical used in making the nonstick substance Teflon contaminated their water supplies.

Traders Gather for Conference on the World's Newest Trading Commodity: Pollution
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Arthur Max, Associated Press

With trade booming and prices up, it's no wonder traders are anxious to talk about the world's latest commodity: pollution permits.

Greenpeace Urges World Bank, ADB to Shift Funding to Renewable Energy
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Teves, Associated Press

Greenpeace on Tuesday urged international funding agencies such as the World Bank to shift financing from large-scale, fossil-fuel projects to renewable energy to help stop global warming.

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