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Mangrove Forests Reduce Impact of Tsunami and Cyclones, Ecological Experts Say
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Archana Mishra, Associated Press

Mangrove forests along coastal shores sharply reduced the impact of the recent tsunami in different parts of Asia, environmental experts meeting in eastern India said Wednesday.

EU Wants to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions Beyond 2012
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union head office proposed plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2012 on Wednesday, arguing that environmental protection need not come at the expense of economic growth if countries work together.

Chemical Company, Officials Indicted on Asbestos-Related Charges
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Maurice Possley, Chicago Tribune

A federal grand jury here indicted W.R. Grace & Co. and seven current and former company officials Monday on charges of conspiring to hide from employees, their families and the public that ore mined near Libby, Mont., was contaminated with a toxic form of asbestos.

Coal Recouped
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania is littered with vast, abandoned piles of "boney" -- a mixture of coal, rock and clay that chokes the life out of creeks and streams, turning them a sickly shade of yellowish-orange.

Deal Close on Superfund Site's Cleanup
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Benjamin Y. Lowe, The Philadelphia Inquirer

East Whiteland Township and the owner of the Cyprus Foote Mineral Co. Superfund site are nearing an agreement on how to clean up the former lithium processing site.

A Computer Recycler's Big Job
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

David Zimet's New Jersey warehouse is where computers go to die -- or in some cases, to get a new life.

'Leather-Free' Mercedes Thrills Rights Group
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Mercedes-Benz has agreed to offer "leather-free" versions of all its luxury cars to pacify an animal rights group that says thousands of cows are slaughtered each year for leather car seats and interiors.

Storm Damage May Hasten Death of Sequoia
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A giant sequoia believed to be the second-largest tree in the world may not live much longer after suffering damage from heavy snow and strong wind, according to officials at Sequoia National Park.

Solar Power Demand to Soar in Coming Years
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Aranee Jaiimsin, Bangkok Post

Demand for solar energy in Thailand is projected to soar over the next six years, driven by the government's programme to promote renewable energy.

Scientists, Fishermen Worry About Herring
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Each winter, schools of silvery herring pass beneath the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to drop their eggs in the lushly vegetated corners of San Francisco Bay.

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