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In Alaskan Village, Erosion is Measured in Skulls on the Shoreline
December 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Roseanne Pagano, Associated Press

Where an old graveyard once stood, coffins now jut from Akiak's eroded riverbank along the Kuskokwim River in southwest Alaska. An occasional human skull rests on Akiak's shore. Swallowed by the river long ago are other village landmarks: A regional hospital and staff housing dating to the 1900s. A field where children played ball.

Great Lakes Region Works to Save Water
December 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

When the Metalworks company set out a couple of years ago to manufacture office furniture in a more environmentally friendly way, a consultant made a suggestion: Why not use less water?

Gifts of Green Go Quite Well with Yuletide Red
December 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Rosemary Winters, Salt Lake Tribune

Elise Lazar passes out an unusual holiday treat this time of year: compact fluorescent light bulbs decked with ribbons. Lazar gives the energy-efficient bulbs to share conservation rather than consumption during the holidays. She's among a growing number of revelers who prefer to spend moderately and direct the dollars they do spend toward socially responsible businesses.

Heinz Co. May Sell Shares in Organic Food Maker
December 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Randi F. Marshall, Newsday

Hain Celestial Group Inc. may be losing one of its biggest shareholders. H.J. Heinz Co. said Friday it is exploring a sale of all its 6.1 million shares in Hain, the Melville-based maker of natural and organic food and personal care products. Heinz has about a 16.5-percent stake in Hain.

Cranes Resume Migration After Windy Delay
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

After being grounded for five days by winds and rain at the Hiwassee State Wildlife Refuge, a flock of endangered whooping cranes resumed its migration from Wisconsin to Florida on Wednesday morning.

Group Says Lake Erie Gets Sewage Overflows
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Spencer Ghose, Associated Press

At least 8.9 billion gallons of untreated sewage flows yearly into Lake Erie and the rivers that feed it during storms that overwhelm sewer systems -- the same as if 2.5 billion toilets flushed simultaneously into the lake, an environmental group reported Wednesday.

Activists to Canada: Warming Threatens Hockey
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Jones, Reuters

Activists at the U.N. climate change conference in Montreal shot straight for the Canadian heart Thursday by warning of the unthinkable -- the end of ice hockey due to global warming.

In Booming Gulf, a Lack of Water Has Cities Eyeing Their Sewage
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press

As swimming pool suburbia spreads across the desert sands of the booming Gulf, developers and governments are wrangling with a major problem: There is almost no fresh water here.

Study Cites Risks of Eating Farmed Salmon
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Candice Choi, Associated Press

Before rushing to make salmon a staple of a heart-healthy diet, consumers should check the origin of their fish It turns out where the salmon comes from -- and what they are fed -- determine whether the health risks will outweigh the benefits, according to the study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Run Your Car on Cow Fuel, Canadian Company Says
December 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A Canadian company has an idea for motorists worried about global warming -- put a cow in your tank. A C$14 million ($12 million) factory near Montreal started producing "biodiesel" fuel two weeks ago from the bones, innards and other parts of farm animals such as cattle, pigs or chickens that Canadians do not eat.

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