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Lead Still North American Pollution Danger
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert MeInbardis, Reuters

Lead still tops the list of industrial pollutants in North America that can cause birth defects or developmental damage in children, even though lead pollution has fallen since the phaseout of leaded gasoline in the 1980s, according to a study released Tuesday.

Catalina Bald Eagle Program Faces Cuts
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

A program that restored bald eagles to Santa Catalina Island after they were wiped out there 40 years ago is in danger of losing its funding to breeding sites on an island farther north.

Solar Power Profitability: BP Solar
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

For many years the benefits of solar power have been offset by the reality that solar power companies find it difficult to be profitable.

Experts Tout Wolf Breeding Breakthrough
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press

Two artificially inseminated Mexican gray wolves recently birthed a combined eight living pups at a research site founded by late naturalist Marlin Perkins, marking perhaps the first time the non-surgical technique has worked with endangered wolves.

Tanzania Scrap Contract with Water Supply Firm in Dispute over Quality of Services
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Sukhdev Chhatbar, Associated Press

Tanzania is scrapping a contract with a British-German-Tanzanian firm to supply water and sewage services in the country's largest city because the company failed to fulfill key provisions of its 10-year contract, officials said Tuesday.

House Calls for Temporary Storage of Nuclear Waste at Federal Sites
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

The House voted Tuesday to begin temporary storage of commercial nuclear waste at one or more federal facilities, fearing further delays in a proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.

Waste Not, Want Not as Villagers Pioneer Use of Biogas in Cambodia
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Ker Munthit, Associated Press

Nget Loun's rickety old thatched house is typical of Cambodia's impoverished countryside, but it holds a surprise inside: a state of the art, environmental-friendly gas stove.

Canada Says Seal Population Growing Despite Hunt
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada's harp seal population is growing despite a seasonal hunt off the East Coast that has killed 975,000 young animals over the past three years, officials said Tuesday.

Save the River, St. Lawrence Seaway Developers Debate
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - M.B. Pell, Watertown Daily Times

Members of Save the River and officials from the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. transformed a village board meeting into a debate on commercial navigation.

Drivers Lining up for Converted Restaurant Oil to Fuel Vehicles
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jason Stein, The Wisconsin State Journal

In the kitchen of a Culver's restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, dark vats of oil bubbled at 352 degrees Fahrenheit, and the smell of french fries hung in the air. It's the smell, it turns out, of fuel.

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