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House Panel Boosts National Park Spending, Cuts Local Water Projects
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Dalrymple, Associated Press

A House panel cut federal aid for local water projects but boosted money for National Park Service operations in a bill that devotes $26.2 billion to natural resource programs next year.

U.S. Green Building Council Helps Builders and Companies Go Green
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

More companies are beginning to see the benefits of having energy-efficient buildings and physical plants.

Sharing Gas Tax Will Help Cities
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By Dr. David Suzuki) Official or not, it seems that our federal politicians are in full-on electioneering mode. Right now, whatever they say and do is being watched very carefully by their opponents and members of the media. Everything is put through an election filter to see how what is being said has been designed to win more votes.

NRC Chairman Says U.S. Needs 100 New Nuclear Power Plants across Country
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph Mann, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The United States needs to add about 100 nuclear power plants over the next two decades to meet burgeoning demand for electric power and maintain the current generating mix, Nils J. Diaz, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told reporters.

Small Oil Company Touts Potentially Huge Discovery, Analysts Skeptical
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Foy, Associated Press

A tiny oil company has snapped up leasing rights to a half-million acres in central Utah that it says could yield a billion barrels or more of oil.

EarthNews Radio: Organic Beauty Products
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many websites are now touting beauty products that are "organic." But some of these companies' offerings are loaded with chemicals, and the consumer has to check the veracity the "organic" claims.

Soybean Growers Brace for Insect Outbreak
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - John Seewer, Associated Press

Farmers are bracing for what researchers predict will be the return of an insect that attacks soybeans in the Midwest, where most of the crop is grown.

Ask Umbra: This Mortal Soil
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine

Ah, spring is in the air. Or is that smog? Whatever the aroma, it causes one reader to wonder about the environmental impacts of mulching one's garden. Green advice guru Umbra Fisk is a veritable horn of plenty on the topic. Get her advice on the Grist Magazine website.

Myanmar Issues Regulations to Save Decimated Marine Turtle Population
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Eating the meat and eggs of turtles will no longer be allowed under a package of regulations issued by the Myanmar government to save the country's decimated population of marine turtles, a state-run newspaper said Wednesday.

Beached Dolphins Released into Waters off Florida
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Myers, Reuters

Seven stranded rough-toothed dolphins swam to freedom 14 miles offshore in the Florida Straits Tuesday as rescue volunteers released them back into deep waters after two months of rehabilitation.

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