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CRRA Projects Profits from New Recycling Center
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Oshrat Carmiel, The Hartford Courant

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, the state agency that collects, burns and disposes of trash for 70 towns, is about to make a breakthrough in recycling. Officials Wednesday announced plans for a new $6 million recycling center, a state-of-the-art facility that can handle a far broader mix of items.

Japan Quake Causes Radioactive Water Spill from Spent Fuel Storage Pools; No Leakage Outside
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Water containing small amounts of radiation spilled out of spent fuel storage pools at two nuclear power plants in northern Japan when a powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook the region, the plants' operator said Wednesday.

Uruguay's President Says Pulp Mills Will Be Built Near Argentine Border
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mayra Pertossi, Associated Press

Uruguay's visiting president said Wednesday he would not block construction of two wood chip processing factories near the Argentine border, despite environmental concerns.

Dinosaur-Era Tree Set for First Auction Sale
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Saplings of a giant tree that was a snack for dinosaurs and was believed to also be extinct until a chance discovery in Australia will be offered for sale to the public next month for the first time.

Commission Votes to Cap Annual Catch of Menhaden Fish in Chesapeake
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Barakat, Associated Press

Concerned about potential overharvesting, a regional commission has voted to limit the catch of a small but ecologically important fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Wednesday's vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission would curtail the annual menhaden catch in the bay to 106,000 metric tons for five years beginning in 2006.

Explorer Says Preserving African Resources Key to Relieving Continent's Poverty
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Carl Hartman, Associated Press

Preserving African resources should be a priority for world leaders trying to pull Africans from poverty, an explorer said after recently flying around the continent taking pictures of the land.

EarthNews Radio: Triple Bottom Line
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

An emerging term in the business world is the "triple bottom line." Just what is the triple bottom line? EarthNews Radio host Jerry Kay finds out the answer.

Experts Say Pocket Gopher Near Extinction
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Can the pocket gopher be saved? The rodent, a secretive animal that usually goes unnoticed underground, is near extinction in south Georgia, biologists say. They're starting a new push to save the creature ecologists say does important work providing habitat for other animals and aerating the soil.

U.S. Senators Say Global Warming Obvious in Far North
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Fresh from visits to Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's northernmost city, four U.S. senators said Wednesday that signs of rising temperatures on Earth are obvious and they called on Congress to act.

Groups Seek Better Electronics Recycling
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Toxic waste from computers, TVs and other electronic devices discarded in the United States and dismantled in China and India is an even more severe problem than previously feared, according to environmental groups that seek better recycling programs.

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