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North Carolina Oyster-Growing Project to be Permitted
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Smith, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

People who signed up a year ago for a pilot study to grow oysters in cages under their docks have yet to get the go-ahead from state fisheries officials.

Tiny Trees Spur New Growth in Industry
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.

A question is humming around the edges of the Oregon Logging Conference this week, like the distant sound of a chain saw bucking firewood.

Oil Firm Near $52 as Cold Hits U.S. Northeast
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Oil prices firmed near $52 a barrel Monday as a blast of cold, snowy weather in the U.S. Northeast threatened to tighten already strained heating oil supplies in the world's largest energy consumer.

Athens' Sludge Mountain Upsets Residents
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Residents near a giant seaside sewage plant close to Athens staged a protest Tuesday, alarmed by reported plans to burn thousands of tons of potentially toxic sludge.

Fort Replicators Aghast at ExxonMobil Report
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah A. Booth, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

Fort LaPresentation Co. President Barbara J. O'Keefe said she was horrified when she learned ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. sent the state Department of Environmental Conservation a cleanup investigation report saying the petroleum-contaminated land at Fort LaPresentation will essentially clear up on its own over time.

Towns Prepare for Coal Rebirth
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathy Mellott, The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.

A return of coal mining in central Cambria County has placed the focus on Cambria Township.

Sustainable Economy This Week
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

In the month of March ENN is focusing on the concept of "sustainable economy."

New Virus May Have Come from Monkeys, Experts Say
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Two new retroviruses never before seen in humans have turned up among people who regularly hunt monkeys in Cameroon, researchers reported Friday.

Lawmakers Team with Environmentalists To Push Wind, Solar Energy
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Streaters, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas lawmakers are joining clean-energy advocates in an effort to dramatically expand the use of wind and solar power and other renewable energy sources across the state.

On Beyond Organic: Fighting Food Allergies
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

For the 11 million Americans who suffer from food allergies, eating can be a hazardous endeavor. Every year more than 10,000 food allergy sufferers require a trip to the hospital for life-saving treatment.

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