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NRG Energy, Inc. Receives Permit for Proposed Big Cajun II Power Plant Expansion
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

NRG Energy, Inc. has received a Title V Air Permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to add a fourth unit of generating capacity at its Big Cajun II Generating Station in New Roads, Louisiana.

Several Airports Conserve Energy by Installing Power Efficiency Controllers
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Power Efficiency Corporation announced that a leading elevator and escalator manufacturer has sold and installed EcoStart controllers in the escalators and elevators at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Mexican Environmentalists Rethinking Sexy Posters
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Mexican environmentalists Friday said they might tone down posters of scantily clad women aimed at saving endangered turtles after a government panel that promotes women's rights objected.

Parasite Preying on Shrimp in Oregon
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists are concerned about a non-native parasite that's preying on mud shrimp up and down the Oregon Coast's estuaries, potentially playing havoc with sensitive ecosystems.

Russian Trawlers Flout Cod Quotas in Arctic
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Russian trawlers are flouting cod quotas in the Arctic in a threat to the last major stock of the fish, the WWF environmental group said Friday.

Cloned Tabby Wildcats Have Kittens
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The little tabby wildcats are just doing what comes naturally, but the people who cloned them say their kittens are the last bit of proof that cloning can help save endangered species.

Plea To Stop Squabbles Ends Greenland Climate Talks
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Representatives of 23 nations deeply split about how to combat global warming ended talks in Greenland on Friday with a plea from the host to stop years of squabbling and take urgent action.

Need More Research on Environmental Chemical Exposure -- A Guest Commentary
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Most of us are pretty strict about what we put in our bodies. But whether we like it or not, the blood of every human being on the planet contains trace elements of industrial chemicals - most of which weren't even invented a century ago.

Ship Zones Recommended to Help Whales
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists are recommending speed zones for ship traffic as one way to help to help the endangered North Atlantic right whale population. Whale experts studying the right whale in the Bay of Fundy this summer said that while there are more calves than usual, too many of the slow-moving leviathans are being killed in ship collisions.

EPA Says Summer Smog Problem Easing in East
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Ozone levels are falling in 19 Eastern states where smog has been a recurring problem in summer, helping improve air quality for a third of the nation's population, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

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