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Mazda Finds Ways to Recycle Bumper Materials for New Cars
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Mazda Motor Corp. has developed ways to recycle the materials of dismantled car bumpers for use in those of brand-new vehicles, and has begun testing the methods in March, according to company officials.

Seattle's Recycling Plan Gears Up To Help the Planet
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gilmore, The Seattle Times

Seattle's recycling plan to distribute 90,000 of its new yard-waste and food-scraps carts is halfway to its goal, with 45,000 of the large containers already out there.

Tourism Sector Calls for Lower Electricity Charges
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Chatrudee Theparat & Sujintana Hemtasilpa, Bangkok Post

The Tourism Council of Thailand is lobbying the government to reduce electricity fees for tourism-related businesses nationwide for up to two years to help the industry cope with a slowdown in business.

Abbott Sponsors Youth Policy Summit on Child and Adolescent Obesity and Nutrition in America
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

How can we, as a society, come together to tackle the growing health epidemic of childhood obesity, both through education and changes in policy?

Regulators to Vote on Ocean Trawling Plan
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Federal regulators were set to vote on a plan to protect deep water corals and other sensitive fish habitat that will likely include a permanent ban on bottom trawling in large tracts of the Pacific Ocean.

Canadian Inuit Leader Accepts Sophie Environment Prize at Oslo Ceremony
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Canadian Inuit leader Sheila Watt-Cloutier accepted the 2005 Sophie environment prize Wednesday for drawing attention to the impact of climate change and pollution on the traditional lifestyles of the Arctic's indigenous people and others.

Sanitation Problems Plague Mountaineers in Alaska
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Mountaineers who ascend North America's loftiest peak are often brought down to earth by "virus-laden poo" left behind by previous climbers, a medical report says.

Researchers Examine Pesticide Impact
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

University of North Dakota researchers are studying the impact of pesticides on children's ability to learn. "We really think that there will be some sort of decrease in school achievement and memory," said Patricia Moulton, a researcher with the Center for Rural Health.

Power Plant Cleanups Put in Doubt by Appeals Court Ruling
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Efforts since the Clinton administration to clean up the nation's biggest industrial source of air pollution reached what may be a legal dead end Wednesday. A federal appeals court ruled that power plants can throw more pollutants into the air annually when they modernize to operate for longer hours.

The Growing Plastic Wasteberg -- An ENN Commentary
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Ovetz, PhD, Sea Turtle Restoration Project

While I admire Mike Johnston’s efforts to find a short-term ways to slow the accelerated growth of the plastic wasteberg that threatens our planet ("A Reader Responds to America's Other Trade Deficit," May 19th, 2005), his reply to my commentary “America’s Other Trade Deficit” unfortunately resorts to name-calling and false claims that I am “short on hard science” in an effort to perpetuate the same myths about plastics that have confused and misinformed an entire generation.

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