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Gasoline Would Be Cheaper if Oil Companies Used More Ethanol, Report Says
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Wenske, The Kansas City Star, Mo.

Reluctance by big oil companies to blend more ethanol in their gasoline costs consumers 5 to 8 cents a gallon at the pump, a report claims.

Impoverished Arkansas Delta Towns Hope 'Lord God' Bird Will Work an Economic Miracle
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Nelson, Associated Press

If the ivory-billed woodpecker was magic to early-day American Indians, perhaps it can work some magic for the modern-day residents trying to scratch out a living in this poor Delta region.

Park Closes Lake to Protect Rare Mollusk
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Officials have closed one of the park's lakes to swimming in order to protect a small, rare mollusk living there. Biologists say the Rocky Mountain capshell limpet needs the protection in Lost Lake, one of only 17 known homes to the limpet, because swimmers could too easily crush the small creatures.

Sharing Gas Tax Will Help Cities -- An ENN Commentary
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Official or not, it seems that our federal politicians are in full-on electioneering mode. Right now, whatever they say and do is being watched very carefully by their opponents and members of the media. Everything is put through an election filter to see how what is being said has been designed to win more votes.

Three Snails Thought Extinct Discovered
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Three snails listed as extinct have been rediscovered in the Coosa and Cahaba rivers, the Nature Conservancy announced. Jeff Garner, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' mollusk biologist, rediscovered the cobble elimia and the nodulose Coosa River snail on a dive in the Coosa River.

Environmental Groups Say Removing Burned Trees from Montana Forest Could Harm Grizzly Bears
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

Removing trees burned during fires in a national forest could harm grizzly bears in one of the few states where they live outside Alaska, two environmental groups claim in a lawsuit.

House Panel Boosts National Park Spending, Cuts Local Water Projects
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Dalrymple, Associated Press

A House panel cut federal aid for local water projects but boosted money for National Park Service operations in a bill that devotes $26.2 billion to natural resource programs next year.

U.S. Green Building Council Helps Builders and Companies Go Green
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

More companies are beginning to see the benefits of having energy-efficient buildings and physical plants.

Sharing Gas Tax Will Help Cities
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By Dr. David Suzuki) Official or not, it seems that our federal politicians are in full-on electioneering mode. Right now, whatever they say and do is being watched very carefully by their opponents and members of the media. Everything is put through an election filter to see how what is being said has been designed to win more votes.

NRC Chairman Says U.S. Needs 100 New Nuclear Power Plants across Country
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph Mann, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The United States needs to add about 100 nuclear power plants over the next two decades to meet burgeoning demand for electric power and maintain the current generating mix, Nils J. Diaz, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told reporters.

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