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Blue Bins in, Bags out in Chicago Recycling Experiment
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Tribune

An experiment in replacing blue bags with blue bins received unanimous approval from a City Council committee Monday.

Biologists Check on Arizona Fish Diversity
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists are checking the diversity of fish in the Lower Salt River and reservoir lakes. Among the 170 fish caught Monday in one drained section of the 80-foot-wide Arizona Canal -- and then returned to the water -- were whiskered channel catfish up to 3 feet long, colorful rainbow trout and Sonora suckers.

Tsunami Relief Shows Humanity's Capacity To Give
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

When a wall of water crashed across the shorelines of several Asian countries on December 26, it was a powerful reminder of just how vulnerable humanity can be to the forces of nature -- especially people living in developing countries.

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.

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