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U.S. States Sue EPA over Mercury Trading Rules
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Eleven states sued the Bush administration Wednesday to block new rules allowing coal-burning utilities to trade rights to emit toxic mercury, adding to a flurry of lawsuits challenging the regulations.

Scientists Unveil Earthquake Forecast
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Californians wondering if tomorrow's forecast will be sunny can now find out if there's also a chance of afternoon tremors. Scientists launched a Web site Wednesday that calculates the probability of strong ground-shaking at specific locations over a 24-hour period.

Amazon Destruction Accelerating in Brazil
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Axel Bugge, Reuters

The amount of land cleared in Brazil's Amazon jungle rose sharply again in 2003-2004, with environmentalists fearing more destruction is inevitable because of a farming boom.

Authorities Plan to Restrict Off-Road Vehicles in Western U.S.
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Martin Griffith, Associated Press

For decades, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have been mostly free to roam U.S. federal forests and rangelands. Those freewheeling days could be numbered, though.

Authorities Plan to Restrict Off-Road Vehicles in the Western U.S.
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Martin Griffith, Associated Press

For decades, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have been mostly free to roam U.S. federal forests and rangelands. Those freewheeling days could be numbered, though.

Caribbean Farmers Find Growing, Marketing Organic Crops a Tough Row to Hoe
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Doreen Hemlock, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

For small farmers in the Caribbean islands, the choice seems obvious: Organic fruits and vegetables command higher prices than crops grown with synthetic pesticides. The U.S. and European markets for organic foods are growing at feverish speed. So, why not switch to organic farming?

Profiles of Three Wind Energy Firms
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Kimberly S. Johnson, The Denver Post

More than 235 exhibitors, ranging from turbine manufacturers to bolt suppliers, were on hand at the Windpower 2005 exhibition Tuesday at the Colorado Convention Center. Here's a closer look at three of them.

SafeNet Begins Shipping Environmentally Friendly Software Protection Keys
May 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

SafeNet, Inc. today announced that it is the first company to ship software protection keys that are compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives.

Nobel Winner Maathai Urges World Leaders to Plant More Trees
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai challenged government leaders and powerful elites Tuesday to get their hands dirty and plant trees to stop the alarming destruction and degradation of forests.

New Salamander Species Identified
May 18, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

A new species of salamander has been identified in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon and Northern California, demonstrating the biological richness of the region, researchers say.

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