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Study Finds High Toxins in Wash. Fish
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A state Department of Ecology study has found that fish in the Spokane River have the highest concentrations of toxic flame retardants of any freshwater fish in Washington state.

Unlikely Bedfellows Lobby against US Gas-Guzzlers
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

A group of former national security officials Monday took up the cause of weaning U.S. drivers from their oil addiction -- normally the realm of environmental groups -- and asked the Bush administration to spend $1 billion on lighter, more fuel-efficient automobiles.

On Beyond Organic: God, Food & the Environment
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Last month, the Archbishop of Canterbury called on the Church of England to adopt ecologically sensitive policies regarding recycling and using organic foods for communion rituals.

Nuclear Power Plants Turning to Dry Casks for Storing Used Fuel
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

About 40 percent of the nation's nuclear power plants have begun moving spent fuel out of cooling pools and into massive dry casks, embracing a storage approach that a National Academy of Sciences panel said offers safety advantages.

Activists Gear up to Fight Seal and Elephant Culls
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Animal rights groups have begun fresh public campaigns timed for the start of the annual seal hunt off the coast of Canada this week and suggestions that South Africa may kill elephants for population control.

African Union Appoints Nobel Laureate to Key Advisory Position
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press

The African Union has appointed Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist, to chair an advisory commission on social and environmental policies.

Scientists Debate Quake Vs. Aftershock
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

Earthquake or aftershock? For thousands of Indonesians digging out from the latest devastating geologic jolt, the question is academic. Monday's earthquake was a catastrophic exclamation point on what has been a harrowing three months on Sumatra and surrounding islands.

Contractors Face Pressure to Lower Diesel Engine Pollution
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Construction companies are being pressured to retrofit diesel-operated trucks and machines with pollution control equipment or risk losing business.

Environment Must be Taken into Account as Asia Economy Grows, Officials Say
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The environment can't be ignored as bustling Asian economies grow, despite concerns the issue could slow business expansion aimed at reducing poverty, officials said Tuesday at a U.N.-sponsored conference.

Premier, Inc. Among "Champions for Change" Recipients
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Premier, Inc. has been recognized for helping healthcare facilities with their environmental efforts, including waste minimization and the elimination of the use of mercury.

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