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The Next Generation Of Conservation Scientists: The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Across the Americas, select graduate students are conducting cutting-edge research in national parks as Canon Scholars.

Shippers Plead Guilty to Illegal Dumping
August 5, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

On July 14, 2005, Fairdeal Group Management SA, a ship operator based in Greece, and Fair Voyager Maritime SA, a ship owner based in Liberia, each pleaded guilty to charges that included dumping sludge and oily bilge water into international waters and obstruction of justice.

Greenpeace Urges Bulgaria To Halt Nuclear Plant Project
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Greenpeace activists urged Bulgaria on Thursday to halt a project to build a second nuclear plant on the Danube River and instead opt for renewable energy sources, the environmental organization said.

Scientists Drill Into San Andreas Fault
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Geologists drilling a borehole into the San Andreas Fault to better understand the physics of earthquakes have hit a seismically active section of the fault for the first time.

Environmental Group Seeks Limits on Mercury
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Pennsylvania environmental group said it will urge the state Department of Environmental Protection to move forward with stricter mercury regulations, despite a letter sent by three legislators who say they're not necessary.

Air Texans Breathe Being Polluted by 'Accident'
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Anton Caputo, San Antonio Express-News

Texas is turning a blind eye as state refineries and industrial plants spew millions of pounds of "accidental" pollution each year, a new report charges. At issue are events called "upset pollution" -- theoretically unavoidable incidents where facilities have to burn off chemicals, typically during start-up, shutdown, maintenance or mechanical malfunction.

Crew to Track Monarch Butterflies
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Will Weissert, Associated Press

The annual arrival of millions of Monarch butterflies from the forests of eastern Canada to the central Mexican mountains for the winter is an aesthetic and scientific wonder. And this year, they won't be flying alone.

New York Authorities Battle Intruding Snakehead Fish
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The snakehead fish, a voracious predator from Asia, has taken up residence in a lake in New York, and experts are mulling options, including salt and poison, to evict it. Snakeheads, which can grow to about three feet long , have the capacity to ravage the local fish population.

The New White House Orthodoxy: Green Is Good
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Frazer Nelson, The Business, London

The Kyoto Protocol? Darling, that was so last century. Even the Japanese, who founded it, have moved on to the next big thing. The plastic wristbands aren't yet printed, but the new logo is ready: growth is green.

South Korean Scientists Clone First Dog
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

South Korea's pioneering stem cell scientist has cloned a dog, smashing another biological barrier and reigniting a fierce ethical debate -- while producing a perky, lovable puppy.

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