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Barboursville, Va., Residents Win State High Court Mine Ruling
January 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Earl Swift, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.

For three years, the residents of historic Barboursville have fought plans for a strip mine in their midst, on farmland little changed since colonial days.

Report Says Indiana Utilities Can Cut Mercury Releases into Air by 90 Percent
January 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Tammy Webber, The Indianapolis Star

Indiana utilities easily could release 90 percent less mercury into the air by the end of the decade without huge rate increases, according to a report released Wednesday by a national environmental group.

US National Zoo Still Struggling, Report Finds
January 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

The National Zoo in Washington, plagued by a string of animal deaths including red pandas poisoned by rat bait, is improving but staff still needs basic animal care training, the National Research Council said Wednesday.

World's Largest Iceberg Posing Problems
January 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press

The world's largest iceberg appears to have run aground near Antarctica, posing more problems to scientific bases and penguin colonies, where tens of thousands of chicks face starvation, scientists said Thursday.

Environmentalists Fight Planned Gas Terminal in Mexico
January 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Greenpeace Mexico on Tuesday announced new efforts to block plans for a liquefied natural gas import terminal off of Mexico's Pacific coast near the U.S. border.

Betsy Rosenberg, Host of Radio's EcoTalk, Answers Grist's Questions
January 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

Betsy Rosenberg knows how to talk. She talks about Ted Danson; she talks about being an eco-conscious soccer mom; she talks about the San Francisco earthquake. Talking is, in fact, her job.

Sugar Companies Explore Making Ethanol from Molasses
January 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post

The fields of western Palm Beach County support the sugar cane that provides quick energy to people. Before too long, that same cane could provide energy for vehicles, in the form of ethanol.

Canada Considers Adopting California's More Stringent Auto-Emission Standards
January 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News

The Canadian government is considering a plan to adopt California's first-in-the-nation rules requiring auto companies to reduce emissions of gases that contribute to global warming, the Mercury News has learned.

Environmentalists Say Hawksbill Sea Turtle in 'Drastic Decline' in Mexico
January 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Activists of the World Wildlife Fund called on Mexico and the Caribbean nations on Tuesday to urgently implement plans to reverse what the organization called "a drastic decline" in the population of hawksbill sea turtles.

Tsunami Detection a Complex Challenge
January 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph Coleman, Associated Press

The warning system worked perfectly. From sensors far offshore, Japanese meteorologists detected a tsunami headed toward the southern island of Ishigaki in March 2002 and quickly warned residents of the possible danger.

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