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Earth's Health is Deteriorating as Growing Human Demands for Food, Water Strain Ecosystems, U.N. Study Finds
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Kenji Hall, Associated Press

Growing populations and expanding economic activity have strained the planet's ecosystems over the past half century, a trend that threatens international efforts to combat poverty and disease, a U.N.-sponsored study of the Earth's health warned on Wednesday.

UPS to Implement Environmental Initiatives
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

UPS, the world's largest private package-delivery company, is implementing two initiatives to protect the environment.

GM, Energy Dept. to Make Fuel Cell Vehicles
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Energy Department have signed a five-year, $88 million deal to build a fleet of 40 hydrogen fuel vehicles, the world's largest automaker said Wednesday.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corp. Addresses Tougher Air-Quality Regulations
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Tomich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ameren Corp., which operates 12 coal-fired power plants in the Midwest, was the biggest buyer nationwide of federal allowances for sulfur-dioxide emissions, which cause acid rain.

EarthNews Radio: Organic Consumers Association
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Is the organic-label body-care product you're using really organic?

Bamboo Shortage Threatens Pandas in China
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

Giant pandas in western China could be at risk of starvation because the bamboo plants that they eat are beginning to die off in a cycle that happens about every 60 years, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Air Pollution in Munich Exceeds EU Limit, Prompting Calls for Action
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Munich has become the first German city to violate a new European Union guideline on air pollution, authorities said Monday, prompting calls for quick action to combat emissions.

Indiana Man Photographs Endangered Bobcats
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A northeastern Indiana hunter who found mysterious animal tracks in a swamp set up an infrared-activated camera that captured images of two endangered bobcats.

Study Finds High Toxins in Wash. Fish
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A state Department of Ecology study has found that fish in the Spokane River have the highest concentrations of toxic flame retardants of any freshwater fish in Washington state.

Unlikely Bedfellows Lobby against US Gas-Guzzlers
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

A group of former national security officials Monday took up the cause of weaning U.S. drivers from their oil addiction -- normally the realm of environmental groups -- and asked the Bush administration to spend $1 billion on lighter, more fuel-efficient automobiles.

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