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Developers Going out on a Limb for Trees
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Jessica Vanegeren, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.

It may be rare for developers to chop money-making housing units out of a plan, but that's what owners of 244 acres off Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley have done during the past year. The reason? To save trees.

Ohio Officials Hope Chestnut Trees Revive
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Several hundred blight-resistant chestnut trees have been planted in Ohio in hopes of restoring a tree that is nearly extinct. State officials hope that thousands of acres of abandoned strip-mine land will serve as fertile ground for the tree's rebirth.

EPA to Sample Dust from 150 NYC Buildings Due to Sept. 11 Attacks
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Dust samples from 150 New York buildings in lower Manhattan and part of Brooklyn are to be gathered by the Environmental Protection Agency to find out how much indoor contamination might remain from the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Poachers Poison Five Rhinos in S. Africa Reserve
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Poachers have fatally poisoned five rhinos and several other animals in a South African nature reserve, a new tactic conservationists said was deeply worrying.

Wind Energy Part of a Sustainable Future
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

Recently, I wrote an editorial in New Scientist magazine about the "not-in-my-backyard" approach some people and groups have adopted in regards to wind farms. It caused quite a fuss.

Hatcheries May Be Releasing Pollutants along with Fish
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Warren Cornwall, The Seattle Times

When environmental regulators last winter tried to solve the mystery of how a toxic chemical wound up in the mountain-fed waters of Icicle Creek, they stumbled on a surprising potential culprit: a federal fish hatchery.

Court Tells EPA to Stop Tracking Releases of Widely Used Chemical Solvent
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government can no longer require chemical makers and users to account for how much methyl ethyl ketone, a widely used ingredient in plastics, textiles and paints, is released into the environment each year.

Climate Change is 'All about Our Money,' Big Investors Say
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

In a daylong brainstorming "summit," a dozen U.S. state treasurers and hundreds of financiers and other major investors debated ways Tuesday to pressure more U.S. companies into dealing openly with the financial risk of climate change and with ways to reduce it.

Gamble in the Desert -- 'Green' Diesel from Natural Gas Could Cut City Smog
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Krane, Associated Press

The rat's nest of pipes and columns snaking across the desert in Qatar harbors a secret process that will use cobalt to turn natural gas into a powerful, clean-burning diesel fuel. By next year, rulers of this tiny desert sheikdom hope, these gas-to-liquids (GTL) reactors under construction will bring in billions of dollars while clearing big city smog belched by trucks and buses.

China's Environmental Agency Warns Local Officials against Shielding Polluters
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

China's environmental watchdog has singled out nine major pollution cases involving dozens of companies, and in a rare move has warned local authorities not to interfere.

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