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Great Salt Lake Mercury Worries Scientists
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal scientists studying the Great Salt Lake have found some of the highest levels of mercury ever measured anywhere -- prompting concern about some of the migratory birds that feed on the lake's brine shrimp.

Canada Not Planning to Ban Popular Lawn Pesticide
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Davil Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada said Monday it did not plan to restrict the use of the popular garden pesticide 2,4-D and said it had found no evidence to support suggestions that the substance could cause cancer.

Coastlines Already Damaged by Pollution Suffered More from Tsunami than Others, Says U.N. Official
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Maliti, Associated Press

Coastlines already damaged by pollution and man's poor land management suffered more from the southeast Asian tsunami than those with healthy coral reefs and other natural protection, the U.N. environment chief said Monday.

More Mutilated Eagles Found Near Vancouver
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The remains of 14 eagles feared killed for their talons and tail feathers have been found near Vancouver, the second such discovery this month, officials said Monday.

No Schedule Yet on Japan Beef Trade-USDA's Johanns
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japan still has provided no time frame for reopening its market to American beef, despite speculation that trade could resume this summer, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Tuesday.

Sifter to Speed Ordnance Depot Cleanup
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.

Workers have a new machine to help clean up a former munitions site in northern Suffolk.

PGA Aquifer Shield Elaborate
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Anton Caputo, San Antonio Express-News

They've promised to build a better golf course, one that keeps pesticides and fertilizers from seeping through the rolling fairways and manicured greens into the rocky crevices that feed the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

Eco Depot
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Alison Boggs, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.

If business at the Eco Depot is any indication, the Spokane area is gradually starting to embrace environmentally friendly building.

Mexico Suspends Permit for Controversial U.S. Research Ship
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Mexico announced Friday it has suspended permits for a U.S. research vessel conducting sound-wave experiments in the Gulf after the ship ran aground on a coral reef and damaged it.

Global Warming Could Worsen US Pollution, Report Says
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Global warming could stifle cleansing summer winds across parts of the northern United States over the next 50 years and worsen air pollution, U.S. researchers said Saturday.

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