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Geologist Maps Underseas Terrain in Massachusetts
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

When geologist Page Valentine steams out for a trip off the state's picturesque coastline, he's far more interested in what he can't see. Valentine has been using sophisticated sonar to map 1,400 square miles of ocean floor off the Massachusetts coast for 11 years.

Scientists Say Many More Right Whales May Be Dying than Previously Thought
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

More than eight in 10 right whale deaths may be going undiscovered, according to marine scientists who called for emergency action to help prevent humans from accidentally killing the rare animal.

Los Angeles Ports Extend Hours to Reduce Pollution, Ease Congestion
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began operating on weekends and evenings Saturday in a new initiative designed to ease Southern California's worst-in-the-nation traffic congestion and smog.

Turf War Hits U.S. Aid for Tiger Conservation
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Subodh Ghildiyal, The Times of India

After generating heat across the country, tiger conservation has kicked off a turf war. The environment and forest ministry has given an outright thumbs down to a proposal for Indo-US cooperation for Bengal tiger conservation which would commit the US to funnel huge sums to the cause in return of a say in the project.

Lawmakers Abandon MTBE Liability Shield to Help Clear Way for Passing Energy Bill
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

House and Senate conferees abandoned giving makers of the gasoline additive MTBE liability protection against environmental lawsuits on Sunday, removing the major roadblock to enactment of broad energy legislation.

In China's Dash to Develop, Environment Suffers Severely
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Johnson, Knight Ridder Washington Bureau

China's environmental woes are so large that they've begun to generate social instability. Choking on vile air, sickened by toxic water, citizens in some corners of this vast nation are rising up to protest the high environmental cost of China's economic boom.

Michigan Attorney General Opposes Federal Interference in Great Lake Protection
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced today that he and five other Great Lakes Attorneys General have expressed to the United States Senate their strong opposition to pending legislation that would derail the states' efforts to protect the Great Lakes environment and economy from harmful aquatic invasive species.

Tags Offer Customers Proof that Salmon is Wild
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Wesley Loy, Anchorage Daily News

Whether you're buying a car, a pair of sneakers or even an apple these days, most likely it comes with some sort of label or logo attached. Now Alaska's commercial fishing industry is starting to get into the game.

Furnishings Soon to Get the Stamp of Eco-Approval
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen Klages, Chicago Tribune

Is your sofa eco-friendly? Does the fabric off-gas toxins? Did the wood come from a sustainable forest? Was it designed to be disassembled at the end of its useful life, with the various parts going to make something new? If William McDonough has it his way, the knowing will be lots easier -- paving the way for consumers to make more informed eco-choices.

Goodwill Industries And Dell Launch Innovative Computer Recycling Service In San Francisco Bay Area
July 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Goodwill Industries of San Francisco and Dell today introduced the San Francisco Bay Area Computer Recycling Project, the most comprehensive computer recovery, reuse and environmentally responsible recycling opportunity for residents of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties.

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