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British Artist Turns off the Tap -- after Turning the Water on for a Month
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah Blaskovich, Associated Press

British artist Mark McGowan finally shut off the spigot Friday -- 32 days after turning on the water in an art gallery's kitchen sink as part of an exhibit intended to mock the waste of water.

Robin, Not Crow, May Be West Nile Culprit
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Donna Tommello, Associated Press

The beloved American robin, not the annoying, raucous crow, may be the more potent source for West Nile virus, according to new research.

Texas Family with Contaminated Water Fighting Uranium Mining
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

The extended Garcia family has lived for five generations in a cluster of frame and trailer homes here that now has a sad distinction: Their water is contaminated with uranium at levels so high the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration has told them to stop drinking it and see their doctors.

Vermont Could See First Wind Power Project in National Forest
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - David Gram, Associated Press

The evergreen trees of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont could soon be dwarfed by 370-foot-tall wind turbines. A company wants to build up to 30 of the turbines in the forest in what would be the first-ever wind power project on U.S. Forest Service land.

Australia Says ASEAN Nations Keen on New Climate Pact
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Southeast Asian countries have expressed interest in joining a new U.S.-led partnership to cut greenhouse gas emissions by developing technology and economic incentives, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said.

Myanmar Forest Officials Receive U.S. Prize for Environmental and Wildlife Conservation
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A U.S. environmental group has honored two Myanmar forest officials for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and wildlife, state-run media reported Saturday.

Senegal Mulls 'Green Wall' to Stop Desert Advance
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Silvia Aloisi, Reuters

Senegal is pushing to plant a "Great Green Wall" of trees stretching for nearly 7,000 km (4,375 miles), from Dakar to Djibouti, to stop the relentless advance of the Sahara desert.

Michigan Court Rules that Public Has Right to Walk along Great Lakes Beaches
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

People can stroll along Michigan's 3,200 miles of Great Lakes beaches whether lakefront property owners like it or not, the state Supreme Court ruled. The decision overturned an appeals court ruling that the state owns that land -- but that owners of adjacent property have exclusive use of it and can kick others out.

Time to Tackle the Pirates -- A Guest Commentary
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Claude Martin, WWF International

The skull-and-cross-bone flags may be gone, but pirates are still sailing the oceans -- and still plundering as they go. The loot these days is not gold and jewels, but fish. And by unwittingly buying these illegally obtained spoils, you and I are helping drive fish populations to extinction.

Africanized Honeybees Found in Louisiana
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nearly 30 years after a TV movie showed the Superdome saving New Orleans from "killer bees," Louisiana has joined other southern-tier states with confirmed sightings of the aggressive insects.

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