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Wisconsin High Court Allows Teen to Sue Many Lead Paint Pigment Makers for Injuries
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - JR Ross, Associated Press

A split Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Milwaukee boy can sue manufacturers of a lead paint pigment he claims left him mentally retarded -- even though he cannot prove which ones made the pigment that may have sickened him.

Pioneer's Fain Gas Plant Resumes Operations
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Pioneer Natural Resources Company today announced that repairs have been completed at its Fain Gas Plant and normal operations have resumed.

California Grid Operator Urging Conservation as Power Usage Soars Over the Weekend
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Sunday's peak demand of approximately 40,405 megawatts set a Sunday record for energy use in California and marked the first time that demand topped 40,000 megawatts for seven days in a row. That string of high demand days will continue on Monday, July 18 with a peak demand forecast of 45,988 Megawatts.

UK Pigeon Population Plump and Rising From Fast Food Waste
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Keep Britain Tidy

Bird-brained louts who dump fast food rubbish on the streets are not only making our environment look unhealthy - they're also creating a race of super-sized pigeons, dependent on people rather than nature for their food.

New Rules for 'Urban' Oil and Gas Drilling in Ohio
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The state approved new rules for oil and gas drilling Tuesday that aim to ensure health and human safety, protection of the environment, and scientific management of oil and gas reserves.

Interface Expands Offering Of Environmentally Preferable Products
July 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Less than two years after becoming the first carpet manufacturer to achieve third-party Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) certification, Interface Flooring Systems has now received certification for its entire i2 line of modular carpet in addition to any Interface® brand product specified with GlasBac® RE backing.

House Approves New Mississippi River Locks among $10 Billion in Corps of Engineers Projects
July 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The House voted on Thursday to approve the nation's costliest waterway navigation project, a $3.6 billion undertaking to ease shipping on the upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Environmental and taxpayer groups have opposed the project.

India Can't Commit to Kyoto Targets, Says U.N. Climate Head
July 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Sugita Katyal, Reuters

India will be unable to commit to greenhouse gas emission targets when the first phase of the Kyoto treaty ends in 2012 as its energy-hungry economy is developing fast, the top U.N. climate expert said on Thursday.

Hawaii Fights Spread of Small, Noisy Frogs
July 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

It's hard to imagine a tiny, 2-inch frog could cause so much harm. Beloved in its native Puerto Rico, the coqui frog has become a menace in Hawaii, where it suddenly appeared in the 1990s.

Democrats Suggest Blocking EPA Nominees over Superfund, Lead Paint Questions
July 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Two Democratic senators suggested Thursday they may block one or more of President Bush's nominees to key Environmental Protection Agency posts unless they get answers they want from the agency.

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