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U.S. Wildlife Experts to Teach Brazilian Environmental Police
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

American wildlife experts will teach Brazil's federal police how to crack down on environmental crimes, the government said.

Global Warming Treaty Set to Take Effect
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

After seven politically painful years, the Kyoto Protocol finally enters into force on Wednesday, reining in industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in a first attempt to control climate change.

Congressional Challenges in 2005 -- An ENN Commentary
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Buck Parker, Earthjustice

With the official start of the second Bush administration, much of the environmental community's focus is on the actions of the Executive Branch. in both chambers of Congress has the potential to seriously weaken the nation's environmental laws...

Senators Introduce Ocean Trash Bill
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from coastal states introduced legislation Thursday calling for removal of the thousands of tons of ocean debris that wash up on U.S. shores each year.

Congressional Challenges in 2005
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Buck Parker, Earthjustice

(By Buck Parker) With the official start of the second Bush administration, much of the environmental community's focus is on the actions of the Executive Branch.

Bush Plan Streamlines Strip Mine Permits
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette

The Bush administration on Thursday announced a plan to allow states to streamline the way coal operators obtain new strip mine permits.

City to Meet over Contract to Clean Up Harmful Agents
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah A. Booth, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

City councilors will meet at 7 p.m. today to agree to a contract with Solvents & Petroleum Service Inc., Syracuse, to dispose of heavy detergents, sludge, dry bleach and other hazardous material from the former Quik-Rite Dry Cleaners.

EU Cautions UK of Legal Action if it Exceeds Greenhouse Gas Emissions
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenna Payne, Associated Press

The European Union on Monday said it will take legal action against Britain if it exceeds its national quota of emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in the 2005-2007 period.

FPL to Build Solar Panels Thanks to Green Customers
February 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Kristi Swartz, The Palm Beach Post

Florida Power & Light Co. has signed on more than 10,000 customers for its renewable-energy program.

More Trucks Likely to Come Under New CAFÉ Umbrella
February 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune

Fuel-economy standards for light trucks will rise slightly in the next two years and could change dramatically as early as 2008, when new definitions of what constitutes a truck may take effect.

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