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'Leather-Free' Mercedes Thrills Rights Group
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Mercedes-Benz has agreed to offer "leather-free" versions of all its luxury cars to pacify an animal rights group that says thousands of cows are slaughtered each year for leather car seats and interiors.

Storm Damage May Hasten Death of Sequoia
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A giant sequoia believed to be the second-largest tree in the world may not live much longer after suffering damage from heavy snow and strong wind, according to officials at Sequoia National Park.

Solar Power Demand to Soar in Coming Years
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Aranee Jaiimsin, Bangkok Post

Demand for solar energy in Thailand is projected to soar over the next six years, driven by the government's programme to promote renewable energy.

Scientists, Fishermen Worry About Herring
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Each winter, schools of silvery herring pass beneath the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to drop their eggs in the lushly vegetated corners of San Francisco Bay.

Researchers Work on Red Tide Sensor
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers at the University of South Florida have been working on a biological sensor that would test waters off Florida for red tide, hoping to eventually track the harmful algae blooms.

Israelis and Palestinians Clean up Rivers to Save Endangered Turtles, Improve Drinking Water
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Laurie Copans, Associated Press

In an area of olive and avocado groves northeast of Tel Aviv, a river of sewage snakes from the Palestinian city of Tulkarem, under Israel's separation barrier and into a river where an endangered species of soft-shelled turtle once thrived.

Budget at a Glance: Department of Energy
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The budget would shut down federal support for oil and gas research programs, scale back money for a nuclear waste dump in Nevada, expand research into clean-coal technology and provide $67 million to find ways to store climate-changing carbon emissions.

Bush Seeks Nearly Six Percent Cut in Environment Funding
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

The Bush administration Monday proposed cutting the Environmental Protection Agency budget by nearly 6 percent to $7.57 billion in fiscal 2006 by targeting a program that helps cities replace aging sewage systems.

W.R. Grace and Seven Employees Indicted over Asbestos-Contaminated Mine
February 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Bob Anez, Associated Press

W.R. Grace and Co. and seven high-ranking employees knew a Montana mine was releasing cancer-causing asbestos into the air and tried to hide the danger to workers and townspeople, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.

New Online Media Service Offers Non-Profits An Opportunity To Reach Global Audiences
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN Media, the Environmental News Network

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — With limited budgets, it can be very difficult for non-profit groups supporting important social and environmental causes to get their message out “beyond the choir.” ENN Media, an online publisher of environmental news and information (www.enn.com) mission is to give non-profit organizations a voice through the new ENN Affiliate Program. The ENN Affiliate Program enables the non-profit community to distribute their message to a global network of 8500 environmental media outlets and through select websites with a combined 2.5 million viewers.

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