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Study Finds Pollution May Affect Babies' Genes
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen Matthews, Associated Press
A study of New York City newborns suggests that prenatal exposure to air pollution may be linked to genetic changes associated with an increased risk of cancer, researchers said Tuesday.
Two Environmental Groups Sue Puerto Rico's Sewer Authority
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Two environmental groups sued Puerto Rico's sewer authority on Monday, accusing it of using coastal waters "as a toilet" by allegedly leaking human waste into the sea.
Salvage and Oil Cleanup of Aleutian Freighter Wreck Halted Until Spring
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press
Salvage and cleanup operations of a freighter that wrecked in the Aleutian Islands have been shut down until spring, the Coast Guard said Monday.
Do Cows and Tennis Balls Stoke Global Warming?
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Cows and sheep grazing in fields, joggers' shoes or even the kitchen fridge could all be targeted under a new U.N. pact meant to rein in global warming.
UK Activists Hail Court Ruling in "McLibel" Case
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Gilbert Reilhac, Reuters
Two Britons found to have libelled the U.S. fast food chain McDonald's after the longest court case in English legal history did not have a fair trial, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.
Oil Rises as OPEC Says May Cut Supply
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Oil prices rose Monday as the OPEC cartel said it might cut supply as the Northern Hemisphere winter draws to a close.
California's emission rules here? Auto Dealers Say it's a Bad Idea
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.
Advocates of a move to adopt California's stringent automobile emissions standards didn't dream up barren Cascade Mountain ski slopes and green daffodil stalks now shooting up around Puget Sound to help make their case.
Libby, Mont., Residents Hope to Hold Big Corporation Accountable for Asbestos Illnesses
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press
They're getting ready for the Asbestos Health Fair in this old mining town.
Governor's Crusade Against Business Rules has Found No Villains
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Dion Nissenbaum, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.
When Arnold Schwarzenegger took office, he vowed to whack away at a tangle of California regulations he blamed for choking the frail state economy.
Bush Puts Jobs Ahead of Climate Treaty Targets
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The Bush administration contends that the long-term benefit from the Kyoto climate treaty won't be worth the immediate economic cost.