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Researchers Draw Link Between Second-Hand Smoke and Breast Cancer
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Fouhy, Associated Press

Scientists at an influential state agency have completed a draft report linking second-hand smoke to breast cancer. It is the first major report to draw that connection, and one of many findings about the health effects of passive smoking.

Mexico's Gulf Coast in Peril from Global Warming
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters

In this sweaty Gulf of Mexico fishing village, poor families in dirt-floor homes dream, like millions of people around the world, of owning air-conditioned cars and refrigerators.

Senate Tries New Strategy to Win Alaska Drilling
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

The Bush administration's aim to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling was included in a draft Senate budget resolution on Wednesday, improving its chances of passage after repeated filibusters, a senior Republican senator said.

Lying about Environmentalists -- An ENN Commentary
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clarke, Earth Island Institute

In the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, some were horrified to read that environmentalists had tried to capitalize on the tragedy to score points on the global warming issue. Problem was, the reports were based on mischaracterization — and in some cases outright misrepresentation — of what environmentalists had actually said.

Kyoto Protocol Spurs Race to Develop Fuel Cells
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Competition to develop fuel cells for practical use is intensifying with the coming into effect of the Kyoto Protocol obliging developed countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

Utility Pollution Bill Stalls in Senate
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

A Bush administration plan to cut air pollution from coal-fired power plants failed to pass the Senate Environment Committee Wednesday, a setback for a bill that critics said favors the utility industry over public health.

Lying about Environmentalists
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clarke, Earth Island Institute

(By Chris Clarke) In the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, some were horrified to read that environmentalists had tried to capitalize on the tragedy to score points on the global warming issue.

Grants Available to Agriculture Sustainable Economy Practitioners and Researchers
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) organization provides lucrative grants to researchers and those in the agriculture business to promote sustainable economy practices.

Mining Company in Court Battle with Peruvian Villagers Over 2000 Mercury Spill
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Griffin, The Denver Post

Newmont Mining Corp. is again squaring off against Peruvian villagers over a 2000 mercury spill near South America's largest gold mine.

Saving at the Pump
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

With oil prices holding steady at more than $50 per barrel, gas prices have headed well north of $2 in most of the US and could hit $3 in the nation's typically high-price areas this summer.

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