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Documents for Nuclear Waste Project May Have Been Falsified, Government Says
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Government employees may have falsified documents related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada, the Energy Department said Wednesday. The disclosure could jeopardize the project's ability to get a federal permit to operate the dump.

China Takes Over as Leading Consumer
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

(By Lester Brown) Although the United States has long consumed the lion's share of the world's resources, this situation is changing fast as the Chinese economy surges...

Damaging Alien Snail Found in Georgia
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A voracious, fast-breeding South American snail that is a problem in four states and Indonesia has been discovered for the first time in Georgia, officials say.

China Zoo Practices Criticized
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Safari parks in China have agreed to stop feeding their lions and tigers large live animals such as horses -- at least in public.

G-8 Environment Ministers Discuss Illegal Logging
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The impact of extreme weather on African communities and the environmental threat of illegal logging were expected to top the agenda Thursday at the start of a two-day meeting of environment ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations.

DuPont Agrees to Reduce C8 Emissions
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette

DuPont Co. officials confirmed Tuesday that they plan to greatly reduce the amount of the toxic chemical C8 in some of their products.

EarthNews Radio: Mars Rover Update
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Last year scientists sent a pair of space/land rovers to Mars.

Fifty Companies Win EPA Nods for Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Reductions
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

Lowes Companies Inc., Food Lion, Pardee Homes, USAA Real Estate, and 3M are among 50 businesses and organizations to win U.S. EPA and Department of Energy recognition for outstanding contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.

Bid to Unlock Corn's Code Gaining, Group Says
March 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press

A trade group overseeing a partnership to unlock corn's genetic code said Monday the effort has gained "critical momentum," with more than 120 researchers already having accessed a searchable Web database created last year to hasten development of biotech crops.

Environmentalists Tout Land-Use Law's Successes
March 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Mascaro, Daily News

Environmentalists released a sweeping report on Tuesday outlining major milestones in preserving open space and other resources through California's landmark land-use law, which is now being eyed for revisions.

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