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Indigenous Groups Demand Chavez Stop Coal Mining in Western Venezuela
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Natalie Obiko Pearson, Associated Press

Dozens of Indians from western Venezuela protested in the capital Tuesday demanding a halt to mining in their region and calling government efforts to formalize their ownership of ancestral lands a "fraud."

U.S. High Court To Decide Wetlands-Regulation Cases
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would would decide the reach of the federal government's power to regulate wetlands, an issue pitting environmentalists against property-rights advocates.

Deal Protects Part of World's Oldest Reef
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

A 71-acre section of 450 million-year-old rock that is believed to be part of the world's oldest coral reef will be preserved and opened to the public, officials announced Tuesday.

Wheelchair-Accessible Campground Opens Up Adirondack Experience
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Christine Margiotta, The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.

A vast stretch of Hamilton County forest land donated to the state by International Paper Co. ensures Don White's wheelchair will never again hamper his Adirondack vacations.

ExxonMobil to Spend $590 Million in Clean Air Settlement
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Exxon Mobil Corp. will spend an estimated $571 million for pollution controls at seven oil refineries in a settlement with the government and three states over alleged violations of clean air laws.

MBDC Announces "Cradle to Cradle" Environmental Certification for Six Industry Products
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) today announced six products as the first to qualify for Cradle to Cradle certification.

Green Mountain Energy Company Introduces New Renewable Energy Product in Pennsylvania
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Green Mountain Energy Company announced today the introduction of a new renewable energy product for Pennsylvania customers.

Impact of Higher Energy Prices on Overall Economy Minimal, Says S&P Report
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Despite the rapid rise in energy prices since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, most companies other than airlines and automakers, whose costs and sales depend disproportionately on high use of fossil fuels, continue to enjoy robust earnings and credit health, says Standard & Poor's.

Chicken Growers Hope Measures Will Prevent Flu Breakout
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - David Blackburn, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.

President Bush heightened awareness of avian influenza -- or the bird flu -- last week when he compared the potential devastation on an outbreak to that of the 1918 flu that killed an estimated 50 million people.

Florida Announces Okeechobee Cleanup Plan
October 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Curt Anderson, Associated Press

A $200 million plan to restore the Southeast's largest freshwater lake includes expanded reservoirs, new marshes and permanently lower lake levels, Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday.

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