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Scientists Debate Quake Vs. Aftershock
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

Earthquake or aftershock? For thousands of Indonesians digging out from the latest devastating geologic jolt, the question is academic. Monday's earthquake was a catastrophic exclamation point on what has been a harrowing three months on Sumatra and surrounding islands.

Contractors Face Pressure to Lower Diesel Engine Pollution
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Construction companies are being pressured to retrofit diesel-operated trucks and machines with pollution control equipment or risk losing business.

Environment Must be Taken into Account as Asia Economy Grows, Officials Say
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The environment can't be ignored as bustling Asian economies grow, despite concerns the issue could slow business expansion aimed at reducing poverty, officials said Tuesday at a U.N.-sponsored conference.

Premier, Inc. Among "Champions for Change" Recipients
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Premier, Inc. has been recognized for helping healthcare facilities with their environmental efforts, including waste minimization and the elimination of the use of mercury.

EarthNews Radio: Healthy Vending
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you think "healthy vending machine" is an oxymoron? It doesn't have to be.

India, U.S. Agree to Push Defense, Energy Ties
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

India and the United States have agreed to a series of steps to boost defense and energy ties, the foreign ministry said, as Washington announced it would sell F-16 fighters to Pakistan.

Pakistan Seize Indian Fishing Trawlers with 70 Tons of Tuna
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Zarar Khan, Associated Press

Pakistan's coast guard seized two Indian fishing trawlers with crew members from India, the Philippines, China and Thailand in Pakistani waters and seized the ships' cargo of 70 tons of tuna, officials said Sunday.

In Texas Town Raised on Oil, Leaky Pipeline at Center of Growing Legal Action
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Falkenberg, Associated Press

The bulldozer clawed at the East Texas earth, uprooting an old, abandoned gas pipeline beneath the site of a new mobile home park and, in the process, uncovering something more. The soil released a strange, powerful odor that burned throats, turned stomachs and hung in the air for weeks.

Demand for Organic Grains on Rise
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The U.S. Department of Agriculture makes no claims organically-grown food is safer or more nutritious than food conventionally raised, but plenty of people believe it. And, they're willing to pay a premium for it.

Hurricane Ivan Caused Sand Loss, Expert Says
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

New measurements of Hurricane Ivan's erosion of beaches, dunes and barrier islands along the Gulf of Mexico underscore how vulnerable the American shoreline is to such storms, a U.S. Geological Survey oceanographer says.

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