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Canadian National Railway May Face Charges Over Alberta Toxic Spill
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

Alberta is eyeing charges against Canadian National Railway for not telling it that a derailment last week might have contaminated a popular lake with a hazardous chemical, a provincial government official said Tuesday.

Sierra Club Honors Three Members of a Mexican Forest Group
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - John Rice, Associated Press

A major U.S. environmental group on Tuesday honored three Mexican forest defenders for risking their lives and liberty to battle rampant logging in the mountains of Guerrero state.

EPA Proposing Radiation Exposure Limits at Yucca Mountain for One Million Years
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Conceding there's no way to know what life will be like in a million years, the Environmental Protection Agency nevertheless proposed limits Tuesday on how much radiation a person should be exposed to from a nuclear waste dump in that distant time.

Roundup Is Killing Off Amphibians, Ecologist Says
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Eric Hand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Worldwide, amphibians are dying. And University of Pittsburgh ecologist Rick Relyea said he knows one way to kill them: Spray them with a little Roundup, the best-selling weed killer from St. Louis-based Monsanto.

Tiny Uruguay Pressed by Neighbor to Halt Pulp Mills
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Louise Egan, Reuters

Gualeguaychu used to be a sleepy Argentine town. That was before two European companies decided to build some of the world's largest pulp mills on its doorstep in neighboring Uruguay. Now it's a hotbed of protest as farmers, ecologists and politicians fearing the mills will lead to acid rain and a stench reminiscent of rotten eggs have taken to the streets to block the projects.

Poachers Massacre Protected Turtles on Mexico Beach
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Alistair Bell, Reuters

Mexican poachers bludgeoned and chopped some 80 protected Olive Ridley sea turtles to death for their eggs, believed to be an aphrodisiac, and left their shells scattered on a Pacific beach.

New Federal Law Offers Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Purchases
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Sudeep Reddy, The Dallas Morning News

The energy bill won't lower the cost of your fill-up anytime soon. And it probably won't cut the nation's dependence on foreign oil. But through tax breaks and other subsidies, the legislation that President Bush signed into law Monday encourages conservation and the development of emerging energy technologies.

Growth Dictates Move of Tom's of Maine Warehouse
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Wickenheiser, Portland Press Herald

Tom's of Maine's new building may not be exactly what the company wanted, but apparently it's what it needed. While it's not the ultimate environmentally friendly campus the company had set its sights on, its extra space has been a factor in recent growth, said Tom Chappell, founder and chief executive officer.

Governor Torres Invites SSWM to Open Office in Puebla
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Sub-Surface Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. (OTCBB:SSWM) announced that its Mexico subsidiary company, Environmental Tec International, S.A. de C.V. (ETI), has received official correspondence from Governor Mario Marin Torres of the State of Puebla, Mexico inviting the company to open an office in Puebla to support the State's funded environmental compliance plan.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Utilizes Fire to Selectively Control King Ranch Bluestem Grass
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A cooperative project between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Texas Cooperative Extension, Robert J., Jr. and Helen Kleberg Foundation, and The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has determined that summer fires can control invasive, non-native, King Ranch bluestem grass without eradicating native vegetation.

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