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EarthNews Radio: Finding Constellations
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many of the beautiful summer constellations are still visible though we're approaching the fall. How do you find these constellations? Jerry Kay spoke to Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium to find out.

States Sue U.S. over Energy Efficiency of Appliances
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph A. Giannone, Reuters

Fifteen states led by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued the U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday for dragging its feet on setting efficiency standards for household appliances that would save enormous amounts of energy.

Global Warming Causes Soil To Release Carbon, Study Says
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Graff, Reuters

Global warming is causing soil to release huge amounts of carbon, making efforts to fight global warming tougher than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday.

Officials Unveil Plans for Sustainability Center
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Sharpe, Santa Fe New Mexican

A new center at Santa Fe Community College aims to foster clean, beneficial, self-sustaining water and energy projects to shape Santa Fe's social, economic and environmental future.

Like a Theme Park, with Chores
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenna Russell, Boston Globe

On their last morning at Liberty Hill Farm, Isadora and Rayna Shamah rushed to the front porch to pull on dusty barn boots and set off eagerly for the big red barn and its wonders: massive Holstein cows in need of feed and milking; week-old calves and newborn kittens; steaming piles of fresh manure ready to be shoveled.

Alaska Scientists Release Sawfly's Enemy
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A wasp from Canada could cut the numbers of billions of leaf-munching sawflies that for years have been attacking birch trees across Anchorage and other parts of the state, scientists said.

Portuguese Government Announces Measures To Prevent Wildfires
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Barry Hatton, Associated Press

The government is establishing a rapid-reaction brigade of firefighters and purchasing a fleet of water-dropping aircraft in an effort to curb the damage caused each year by wildfires, a top official said Tuesday.

Year after Missouri Community's Lake Went Down the Drain, It's Disappearing Again
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Did someone pull the plug again? Little more than a year after it practically disappeared overnight, Lake Chesterfield is dwindling again. The 23-acre artificial lake in this affluent St. Louis suburb drained last year like a bathtub after the plug was pulled. A geologist determined that water had eroded layers of limestone, creating gaps in the bedrock.

Turkish Court Rejects Greenpeace Appeal, Forbids 21 Activists from Leaving Country
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Turkish court affirmed Tuesday that 21 Greenpeace activists detained last month while protesting would be prohibited from leaving the country pending further investigation into their case.

Estimates Put Wolf Numbers Up in Rockies
September 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The number of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies has increased to more than 900 since last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated Tuesday. According to the agency's mid-year estimate, 912 wolves now roam the three-state region, compared to 835 in December, said Ed Bangs, Fish and Wildlife's wolf recovery coordinator in Helena, Mont.

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