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Americans in Air Pollution Hot Spots Worry about Kids
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The people who breathe the nation's most unhealthy factory air worry about whether their daily dose of toxic pollution is slowing the academic and physical development of their children.

Environmental Rules Get Benched in Gulf Coast
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Regulators say environmental rules had to be set aside to save the Gulf Coast from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

EPA Would Ease Pollution Reporting Rules
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

If the Bush administration has its way, some factories won't have to report all the pollution spewed from their smokestacks.

Experts Say Arkansas Duck Numbers Down 50 Percent
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press

Drought conditions during the summer left Arkansas wetlands dry this winter, forcing a 50 percent decrease in the number of ducks statewide.

California Regulators Unveil Solar Power Plan
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

California energy regulators unveiled one of the nation's most ambitious programs to expand the market for solar power.

No Agreement on Northeast CO2 Emissions Pact
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Brooke Donald, Associated Press

Talks broke down Wednesday among state officials trying to reach an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the Northeast.

Environmental Rules Get Benched in Hurricane-Hit Gulf Coast
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Regulators say environmental rules had to be set aside to save the Gulf Coast from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

LA Zoo Elephants Need Three Times More Space, Report Says
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The three elephants at Los Angeles Zoo -- Gita, Ruby and Billy -- need three times more space than their current quarters but it comes with a price tag of $50 million.

No Agreement Reached on Northeast Carbon Dioxide Emissions Pact
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Brooke Donald, Associated Press

Talks broke down Wednesday among state officials trying to reach an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the Northeast.

Storm Takes a Heavy Toll on Oyster Farmers
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Megan Tench, Boston Globe

The bizarre snowstorm that blasted across the Cape late last week, downing trees, sparking power outages, and snarling traffic, also took a heavy toll on the local oyster industry.

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