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House Task Force Recommends Changes To Speed Federal Projects
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

A House task force is recommending changes to a landmark environmental law to speed up road and other federal projects that lawmakers say are frequently plagued by delays.

Diamond Recalls Pet Food Because of Toxic Chemical
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Privately owned Diamond Pet Foods Thursday said it was recalling pet food after some dogs who ate it died from aflatoxin, a toxic chemical produced by a fungus found on corn and other crops.

Journal Cites Evolution Studies in 2005
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The journal Science's pick for breakthrough of the year in 2005 is "evolution in action," focusing on studies of how evolution works and how it affects lives today.

Many Local Leaders Weren't Aware of Government Pollution Health Risk Scores
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The health-risk scores that the government created over the last decade to identify communities with potential hazards from industrial air pollution caught many local officials by surprise.

Fears for Dwindling Forests in Pakistani Quake Zone
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Abu Arqam Naqash, Reuters

The Oct. 8 earthquake that flattened much of northern Pakistan has taught a lesson to mountain villagers that conservationists had long failed to instill: the importance of their forests.

ENN Weekly: December 19th - 23rd
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN summarizes the week's most compelling environmental news stories. This week: Drilling in Alaska, tainted tap water, protecting butterflies, studying coral reefs, and more.

Toxic Slick Heads for South China Cities
December 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's southern Guangdong province scrambled to protect its water supplies on Thursday as a toxic waste spill from a zinc smelter flowed along a major river towards several sprawling cities.

Canada Looks Set To Require Ethanol in Gasoline
December 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Canada looks set to require that biofuels be included in all gasoline and diesel fuel sold in the country following nearly identical election campaign promises made by the two leading political parties.

Study is First on Menopause in Gorillas
December 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press

Jenny, Shamba, Timbo, Beta and Elaine are zoo gorillas, but they have something in common with millions of women: They have undergone menopause.

Better Turkeys: Buy Local -- A Guest Commentary
December 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Joyce H. Newman, The Green Guide

This holiday season you may be better off buying your turkey from a local turkey farm or other local supplier rather than buying an organic turkey from a large far-off supplier.

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