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Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania Governors Back $15 Billion Aid for Bay
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press

Governors from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania promised this week to put on their lobby hats and campaign on Capitol Hill for more funding for the Chesapeake Bay, even if it means joining supporters of other nationally-funded cleanups such as the Everglades and the Great Lakes.

Scientific Panel's Report on Water Pollutant at Odds with EPA Findings
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Vanhorne, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A water pollutant also found in some produce and milk is not as dangerous as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined in a preliminary risk assessment two years ago, a panel of scientists announced Monday.

Researchers Find Pond Scum Toxin that May Kill Bald Eagles
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Bo Petersen, The Post and Courier

Two researchers at the Hollings Marine Laboratory on James Island have made what could be a groundbreaking discovery in the search for a mysterious killer of bald eagles.

Honda's President Details Initiatives in Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Engines
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Matthews,The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio

Honda President Takeo Fukui laid out a vision for the company's future yesterday that was both clear and compact.

Hybrid Car Production Questions Abound for Toyota
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.

Toyota will make enough Prius hybrid cars this year to catch up to customer demand, and it'll decide by mid-year which hybrid model it will produce in the United States.

Kobe Steel to Halt Output of Steel Treated with Harmful Chemical
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Kobe Steel Ltd. said Wednesday it will halt production of hot-dip galvanized steel sheets treated with hexavalent chromium, a chemical used to boost corrosion resistance but widely seen as harmful to the environment.

Grant to Fund Groundwater Cleanup near Former Tire Plant in Windsor, Vt.
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Damien Fisher, Eagle Times, Claremont, N.H.

The former Goodyear plant could be getting some help from the federal government in the form of a $240,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant to clean up contaminated groundwater.

Device Could Cut Air Pollution at Long Beach, Calif., Port
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Eric Johnson, Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif.

Harbor Commissioners on Monday lauded the potential of new technology that may reduce air pollution from giant ships docked at the Port of Long Beach by 90 percent or more.

Representatives of Oxnard-based Advanced Control Technology Inc. showed the commission details of the company's concept to capture diesel exhaust from ships by deploying a flexible hood over their smokestacks.

Tortoise Adopts Stray Hippo at Kenyan Sanctuary
January 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A 120-year-old giant tortoise living in a Kenyan sanctuary has become inseparable from a baby hippo rescued by game wardens, officials said on Thursday.

Health Standard for Perchlorate in Drinking Water Too High, Panel Says
January 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

A panel of scientists concluded Monday that perchlorate, a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel and explosives, is safe for consumption at levels 20 times greater than the standard being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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