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Roundup Is Killing Off Amphibians, Ecologist Says
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Eric Hand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Worldwide, amphibians are dying. And University of Pittsburgh ecologist Rick Relyea said he knows one way to kill them: Spray them with a little Roundup, the best-selling weed killer from St. Louis-based Monsanto.

Tiny Uruguay Pressed by Neighbor to Halt Pulp Mills
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Louise Egan, Reuters

Gualeguaychu used to be a sleepy Argentine town. That was before two European companies decided to build some of the world's largest pulp mills on its doorstep in neighboring Uruguay. Now it's a hotbed of protest as farmers, ecologists and politicians fearing the mills will lead to acid rain and a stench reminiscent of rotten eggs have taken to the streets to block the projects.

Poachers Massacre Protected Turtles on Mexico Beach
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Alistair Bell, Reuters

Mexican poachers bludgeoned and chopped some 80 protected Olive Ridley sea turtles to death for their eggs, believed to be an aphrodisiac, and left their shells scattered on a Pacific beach.

New Federal Law Offers Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Purchases
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Sudeep Reddy, The Dallas Morning News

The energy bill won't lower the cost of your fill-up anytime soon. And it probably won't cut the nation's dependence on foreign oil. But through tax breaks and other subsidies, the legislation that President Bush signed into law Monday encourages conservation and the development of emerging energy technologies.

Growth Dictates Move of Tom's of Maine Warehouse
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Wickenheiser, Portland Press Herald

Tom's of Maine's new building may not be exactly what the company wanted, but apparently it's what it needed. While it's not the ultimate environmentally friendly campus the company had set its sights on, its extra space has been a factor in recent growth, said Tom Chappell, founder and chief executive officer.

Governor Torres Invites SSWM to Open Office in Puebla
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Sub-Surface Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. (OTCBB:SSWM) announced that its Mexico subsidiary company, Environmental Tec International, S.A. de C.V. (ETI), has received official correspondence from Governor Mario Marin Torres of the State of Puebla, Mexico inviting the company to open an office in Puebla to support the State's funded environmental compliance plan.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Utilizes Fire to Selectively Control King Ranch Bluestem Grass
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A cooperative project between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Texas Cooperative Extension, Robert J., Jr. and Helen Kleberg Foundation, and The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has determined that summer fires can control invasive, non-native, King Ranch bluestem grass without eradicating native vegetation.

Carbonfund.org Makes it Possible to Offset Business, Home and Travel Climate Footprint
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

As a socially responsible business or individual concerned about climate change, what do you do after you've changed your lighting, heating and other energy-using appliances?

Swedish Delicacy Kicks Up a Stink in Summer
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Stephen Brown, Reuters

A peaceable people who otherwise care for the environment, fish-loving Swedes sit outside to open and eat a dish that is only deemed ripe for consumption when the tin containing it is buckled and bulging from the fishy fumes. The smell is so pungent that even neighbors and passers-by get a snootful.

Malaysia Bans Open Burning around Kuala Lumpur and Central Selangor State as Haze Worsens
August 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Malaysia has banned most forms of open burning, including camp fires and outdoor cooking, in a desperate measure to ease the stifling haze blanketing Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas due to smoke from forest fires in neighboring Indonesia.

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