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Lotuses Evolve Smaller on Human Picking
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

When Charles Darwin explained evolution, the process he observed was natural selection. It turns out inadvertent human selection can also cause species to evolve. Take the case of the snow lotus, a rare plant that grows only at high levels in the Himalayas.

Israel Orders Environmental Survey of Gaza Settlements to Counter Claims of Pollution
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Israel is to conduct an environmental survey of its Gaza Strip settlements ahead of the planned pullout next month in a bid to counter Palestinian claims it has deliberately polluted the area, Environment Minister Shalom Simchon said Tuesday.

Officials Investigate Deaths of Sea Birds
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife officials are trying to determine what is killing hundreds of sea birds that have washed ashore in Virginia Beach and other locations along the Atlantic coast in the past several weeks.

Los Angeles School District Wrestles with Environmental Issues in Building Boom
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Wides, Associated Press

In the Los Angeles district, where enrollment has reached 746,000, families in heavily minority communities have pushed for decades for new classrooms to help eliminate year-round classes and ease violence attributed to overcrowding. But after construction began in the mid-1990s, several highly touted projects became environmental albatrosses.

Australia Scientists Find New Dolphin, the Snubfin
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Tait, Reuters

Australian researchers have identified a new species of dolphin which was once thought to have been the same as an extremely rare mammal predominantly found in Asian coastal waters and rivers.

Honda Develops Improved Hybrid System for New Civic
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Honda has developed an improved gas-and-electric engine for the new Civic compact set to go on sale in North America, Japan and Europe this fall, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday.

Green Trading: Commercial Opportunities for the Environment
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Research and Markets, the market research firm, has announced the addition of Green Trading: Commercial Opportunities for the Environment to its offering.

Philippine President Takes Delivery of First CNG Buses for Metro Manila
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) today reported the July 1 launch by the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) of the country's first clean air public buses that will operate in Metro Manila.

Skyworks' "Green Portfolio" Helps Customers Meet Environmental Guidelines
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a maker of analog, mixed signal and digital semiconductors for mobile communications applications, today announced that its lead (Pb)-free and environmentally friendly product portfolio is now available through the company's Green Initiatives(TM) program, facilitating customers' abilities to meet the various environmental regulations and provide Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant devices well ahead of the deadline.

India to Replace Old Zoos with More 'Natural' Ones
July 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Krittivas Mukherjee, Reuters

India, under fire from environmentalists for failing to protect its tiger population, will replace dozens of its old and crammed zoos with sprawling near-natural habitats, officials said.

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