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Red Snapper Limits Choking Fish Industry
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa McEver, The Monitor

For 22 years, Pete McCarty has relied on red snapper for his livelihood. Once upon a time, he made up to $150,000 per year, mainly by catching and selling the saltwater fish. Today, the Port Isabel, Texas fisherman is lucky to make $40,000.

Tax Credit Energizes Wind Farms
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Dochat, The Patriot-News

John Hanger doesn't find much to like in the new energy bill signed recently by President Bush, but he applauds the tax credits offered to wind-energy producers. Hanger believes the number of wind farms in Pennsylvania could double -- maybe even triple -- by the end of 2007.

Down-to-Earth Merchandise Organically Grown
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey Reed, Ventura County Star

For Stephanie Woods of Meiners Oaks, organic gardening was her way of caring for the Earth. She had one problem: the clothes that she would wear while gardening were not eco-friendly nor stylish. So Woods developed an organic clothing line called Can You Dig It?

NRG Energy, Inc. Receives Permit for Proposed Big Cajun II Power Plant Expansion
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

NRG Energy, Inc. has received a Title V Air Permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to add a fourth unit of generating capacity at its Big Cajun II Generating Station in New Roads, Louisiana.

Several Airports Conserve Energy by Installing Power Efficiency Controllers
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Power Efficiency Corporation announced that a leading elevator and escalator manufacturer has sold and installed EcoStart controllers in the escalators and elevators at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Mexican Environmentalists Rethinking Sexy Posters
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Mexican environmentalists Friday said they might tone down posters of scantily clad women aimed at saving endangered turtles after a government panel that promotes women's rights objected.

Parasite Preying on Shrimp in Oregon
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists are concerned about a non-native parasite that's preying on mud shrimp up and down the Oregon Coast's estuaries, potentially playing havoc with sensitive ecosystems.

Russian Trawlers Flout Cod Quotas in Arctic
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Russian trawlers are flouting cod quotas in the Arctic in a threat to the last major stock of the fish, the WWF environmental group said Friday.

Cloned Tabby Wildcats Have Kittens
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The little tabby wildcats are just doing what comes naturally, but the people who cloned them say their kittens are the last bit of proof that cloning can help save endangered species.

Plea To Stop Squabbles Ends Greenland Climate Talks
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Representatives of 23 nations deeply split about how to combat global warming ended talks in Greenland on Friday with a plea from the host to stop years of squabbling and take urgent action.

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