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Business Aims to Eliminate E-Waste
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Fagan, Journal-World

Computer Waste Solutions Co. is working to convince area businesses, organizations and individuals to pay a little extra for disposing of their discarded computer monitors, TV screens and other so-called "e-waste."

Lawmakers Want to Save More Farms
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Barnes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With development pressures continuing to threaten prime farmland across the state, two lawmakers are proposing measures to keep family farms in the family and prevent them from being turned into sites for luxury housing or big-box retail stores.

Apple Announces iPod Recycling at US Retail Stores
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Apple Computer, Inc. today announced a free recycling program for iPod, the world's most popular digital music player.

ARAMARK Supports World Environment Day Through Environmental Initiatives
June 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Food service firm ARAMARK Corporation (NYSE:RMK) today announced its support of World Environment Day -- June 5, 2005 -- through its commitment to national programs such as RecycleMania and LaundryESP, as well as through the company's own PlanetEVERgreen initiative.

U.S. Urges Japan to Stop Killing Whales, Says Any Expansion in Kills Unacceptable
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The United States again is urging Japan to end its program of killing whales, which the Japanese say is for scientific research, and told Japan any expansion of the program would be unacceptable, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

EarthTalk: Sunbathing and Skin Cancer
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), incidences of skin cancer in the United States have reached epidemic proportions, with one in five Americans now developing the disease in their lifetime.

Florida Approves a Deal to Avert Oil Drilling off the Coast
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

After a 15-year legal battle, Gov. Jeb Bush and the Cabinet approved a $12.5 million deal Wednesday to prevent oil drilling in Florida's coastal waters.

Schwarzenegger Unveils California Plan to Fight Global Warming
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Declaring climate change to be an indisputable threat, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a plan Wednesday to combat global warming by setting goals for reducing California's emissions of greenhouse gases.

Western Drought Further Jeopardizing Endangered Wildlife
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press

Green and black spotted frogs loiter beneath the surface of a concrete pond's glassy water, their bumpy heads occasionally breaking through into the desert air. A rancher transported the threatened Chiricahua leopard frogs to the artificial pond here because they were dying in a nearby reservoir that was being reduced to dried, cracked mud by years of drought.

Federal Judge Finds Phosphorus Discharges Violate Everglades Cleanup Settlement
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Curt Anderson, Associated Press

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Florida and the U.S. government violated the 1992 Everglades cleanup settlement by allowing excessive discharges of phosphorus into the vast wetlands and failing to meet a stormwater treatment deadline.

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