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Nine States File Lawsuit Challenging New EPA Mercury Regulations
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press

Nine states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Tuesday, challenging new regulations they say fail to protect children and expectant mothers from dangers posed by mercury emissions from power plants.

Salmon From Farms Breed Sea Lice, Study Says
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Salmon farms help stock supermarkets but also breed parasitic sea lice that infect young wild salmon and could endanger other important ocean species such as herring, scientists said Tuesday.

EPA Says Children May Be Vulnerable than Adults to Carcinogens
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Children may be more vulnerable than adults to cancer risks from certain gene-damaging chemicals, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

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.

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