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Apple Announces iPod Recycling at US Retail Stores
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Apple Computer, Inc. today announced a free recycling program for iPod, the world's most popular digital music player.

ARAMARK Supports World Environment Day Through Environmental Initiatives
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Food service firm ARAMARK Corporation (NYSE:RMK) today announced its support of World Environment Day -- June 5, 2005 -- through its commitment to national programs such as RecycleMania and LaundryESP, as well as through the company's own PlanetEVERgreen initiative.

U.S. Urges Japan to Stop Killing Whales, Says Any Expansion in Kills Unacceptable
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The United States again is urging Japan to end its program of killing whales, which the Japanese say is for scientific research, and told Japan any expansion of the program would be unacceptable, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

EarthTalk: Sunbathing and Skin Cancer
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), incidences of skin cancer in the United States have reached epidemic proportions, with one in five Americans now developing the disease in their lifetime.

Florida Approves a Deal to Avert Oil Drilling off the Coast
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

After a 15-year legal battle, Gov. Jeb Bush and the Cabinet approved a $12.5 million deal Wednesday to prevent oil drilling in Florida's coastal waters.

Schwarzenegger Unveils California Plan to Fight Global Warming
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Declaring climate change to be an indisputable threat, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a plan Wednesday to combat global warming by setting goals for reducing California's emissions of greenhouse gases.

Western Drought Further Jeopardizing Endangered Wildlife
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press

Green and black spotted frogs loiter beneath the surface of a concrete pond's glassy water, their bumpy heads occasionally breaking through into the desert air. A rancher transported the threatened Chiricahua leopard frogs to the artificial pond here because they were dying in a nearby reservoir that was being reduced to dried, cracked mud by years of drought.

Federal Judge Finds Phosphorus Discharges Violate Everglades Cleanup Settlement
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Curt Anderson, Associated Press

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Florida and the U.S. government violated the 1992 Everglades cleanup settlement by allowing excessive discharges of phosphorus into the vast wetlands and failing to meet a stormwater treatment deadline.

Wet Winter Triggered California Landslide, Expert Says
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Accumulated rainfall from an unusually wet winter most likely triggered Wednesday's landslide that destroyed 18 luxury hillside homes in Orange County's Laguna Beach, scientists say.

Government Investigating Engine Stalling in Toyota Prius
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

The Toyota Prius, the gas-electric hybrid sedan that has generated waiting lists of environmentally conscious consumers, is the subject of a government investigation into reports that the engine can stall without warning.

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