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Study Says Canadian Smelter Polluting U.S. Lake
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Canadian smelter produced most of the lead, zinc and cadmium pollution found in a Washington state lake at the center of a cross-border environmental fight, according to a study released Monday.

Ethanol to Fuel Racecars
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Tarter, Journal Star

Every day sees a new breakthrough for ethanol. The latest gain for the alternative fuel is the announcement that ethanol will be used at the Indianapolis 500 for the first time next year, said Mark Lambert, spokesman for the Bloomington-based Illinois Corn Growers Association.

World Fish Stocks Strained, U.N. Says
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

World stocks of most fish, including Atlantic herring and capelin, are stretched to their limits and nearly a quarter are already over-exploited, a United Nations agency said on Monday.

WWF Warns that China's Rising Demand for Wood Threatens Other Countries' Forests
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

China's rising demand for wood threatens to devastate timber stocks in countries from Indonesia to Russia, the environmental group WWF said Tuesday, calling for more efficient wood use and measures to discourage illegal logging.

EPA Announces Plan for Stricter Controls on Lead in Drinking Water
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Stricter monitoring and reporting of problems with lead in drinking water will be required of utilities, states, schools and child care facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

Cherished Tradition Sparks Battle over Beach Access along Great Lakes
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Walking along the waterfront is a cherished activity in the Great Lakes region, with its thousand miles of shoreline. But some worry that a lawsuit might lead to limits on the beach access people have long enjoyed.

Energy-Efficient Phone Adapter Scoops EPA Design Award
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

A San Jose circuit maker has been named Grand Champion in the category of Efficiency Challenge 2004, an international design competition for power supply efficiency.

Group Says Ecotourism Plan is Wrong for Bigelow Preserve
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News

Western Maine's future may well lie in the economic development of the state-owned Bigelow Preserve as an ecotourism destination.

'Hot' Hybrids Forecast To Do Slow Burn in Marketplace
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Hammonds, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hybrids may be the hottest thing on the market, but their appeal isn't likely to make them a major player in the nation's automobile industry anytime soon.

WRI, Cameroon Agreement Cuts Down Illegal Logging
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - World Resources Institute

A landmark partnership formed in 2002 between the government of Cameroon and the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch (GFW) achieved its first major result with today’s release of a forest-mapping tool designed to help Cameroon reduce illegal logging and ensure better governance.

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