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Sweden Calls for World Ban on PFOS Chemical
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Daniel Frykholm, Reuters

Sweden will this week propose a global ban on a chemical which may cause liver damage and is used by a number of industries including semiconductor makers, the country's Environment Ministry said on Tuesday.

Pricing Paradise By the Gallon
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Tamara Lush, St. Petersburg Times

Alex Caravella, a 73-year-old retiree, stands on his front lawn and ticks off the things he needs to make his grass take on the emerald hue of a golf course. "Money, labor, fertilizer, sunshine and water," he says. "Lots of water."

White House Official Singled Out for Editing Climate Reports to Work for Exxon Mobil
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday.

Tsunami Pushes Leatherback Turtles Towards Brink
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters

They survived the dinosaurs, but leatherback turtles may have moved one step closer to extinction when last December's tsunami washed away some of their most important nesting beaches in India's Nicobar islands.

Firm Expands PC Recycling
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Sowa, The Spokesman-Review

A Spokane company that for the past two years has gathered up and sold discarded personal computers to Asian processors now says it will dismantle the machines and sell the recyclable waste overseas.

Raw-Food Fervor Starting to Sprout
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah Skidmore, The San Diego Union Tribune

It's raw, but it's hot. Interest in eating food in its pure form, uncooked and unprocessed, is growing. Celebrities swear by the raw diet and local stores scramble to keep raw products in stock.

New Report From World Resources Institute Finds Environmental Loophole in Standards for Multilateral Development Banks
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A report released today by the World Resources Institute (WRI) recommends that multilateral development banks (MDBs) incorporate environmental and social policies into their lending to financial intermediary (FI) institutions in developing countries.

Snakes Have Interesting Habits, Researchers Say
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

It may not matter to people who hate snakes, but researchers at Washington University have discovered that rattlers are adaptable and have some interesting habits.

Massachusetts Extends Shellfishing Limits to Federal Waters Due to Toxic Red Tide
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An outbreak of toxic red tide algae that has shut down most shellfishing from Maine to Massachusetts also forced state officials to close federal waters, extending the affected area by thousands of square miles.

Arizona Officials May Import Endangered Owls
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press

Wildlife officials are considering importing endangered owls from Mexico to boost the dwindling population in Arizona. To protect endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, development already has been slowed or altered on thousands of acres of old-growth, ironwood-saguaro forest.

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