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African Ministers Say Clean Water Key To Fighting Poverty
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Mattias Karen, Associated Press

Poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water is threatening to undermine U.N. efforts to fight poverty, hunger and disease in Africa, ministers and experts said Tuesday. Only four out of 10 villagers in Africa have access to a latrine, and the content of many existing latrines is dumped into the same rivers or streams used for drinking water.

The Conservation-Conscious Salute This Man's Commute
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin Murphy, The Kansas City Star

As Americans worry over high gas prices, Jeff Kline glides along for less than a penny a day in his shiny new velomobile. His what? "People want to know what it is," Kline says, standing alongside the narrow, 9-foot-long fiberglass vehicle he got two months ago. "I tell them it is a motorized bicycle."

Iraq's Devastated Marshlands Recovering Fast, U.N. Says
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Cawthorne, Reuters

The ancient Iraqi marshlands drained by Saddam Hussein as punishment against their occupants are back to almost 40 percent of their former level, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Wednesday.

Showcase Your Video on ENN TV, Powered by FLIMP™
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Environmental News Network

Coming soon to a computer screen near you: ENN TV! Powered by ENN's ground-breaking FLIMP technology, ENN TV will bring environmental news, messages, and stories to audiences via the web beginning September 15.

New Mexico Falcon Sighting Fuels Drilling Fight
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal workers eating lunch this month on Otero Mesa spotted two endangered aplomado falcons, the first sighting of the rare birds in years and another weapon in a battle by state officials and environmentalists against drilling on the mesa.

Image Microsystems Awards Environmental Research Grant to Texas Tech University
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Image Microsystems Inc. awarded a $75,000.00 grant to Texas Tech University's Center for Applied Research in Advanced Manufacturing. The Centers' Program Director, Dr. Hong-Chao Zhang, and his team provide ongoing research in the area of Life-Cycle Engineering and Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing.

Toyota Rejects Eco Car Rules: Proposed Size Limits 'Will Hurt Competition'
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Santan Santivimolnat, Bangkok Post

Toyota Motor Thailand Co has reiterated no compromise is possible in an argument over whether there should be restrictions on the body size of a proposed "eco car" the government has proposed be built by commercial carmakers.

Survey Confirms Sea Squirts in Maine
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - David Sharp, Associated Press

A survey of Cobscook Bay has uncovered the presence of sea squirts, an invasive species that scientists fear could overwhelm valuable shellfish beds and alter the marine ecosystem, researchers said Monday.

Montana Stream Law Still Under Attack, 20 Years after Passage
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

The 1980s lapel buttons had been stored for years in Tom Bugni's home, leftovers from a campaign that established a groundbreaking Montana law guaranteeing public access to rivers and streams.

From Landfills to Sludge Fields, Tour Showcases Garbage
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Johnson, Associated Press

Smelly sludge sewage fields and landfills aren't the usual stuff of sightseeing tours in a city that likes to show off its architecture and lakefront parks.

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