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Bush Plan Streamlines Strip Mine Permits
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette

The Bush administration on Thursday announced a plan to allow states to streamline the way coal operators obtain new strip mine permits.

City to Meet over Contract to Clean Up Harmful Agents
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah A. Booth, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

City councilors will meet at 7 p.m. today to agree to a contract with Solvents & Petroleum Service Inc., Syracuse, to dispose of heavy detergents, sludge, dry bleach and other hazardous material from the former Quik-Rite Dry Cleaners.

EU Cautions UK of Legal Action if it Exceeds Greenhouse Gas Emissions
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenna Payne, Associated Press

The European Union on Monday said it will take legal action against Britain if it exceeds its national quota of emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" in the 2005-2007 period.

FPL to Build Solar Panels Thanks to Green Customers
February 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Kristi Swartz, The Palm Beach Post

Florida Power & Light Co. has signed on more than 10,000 customers for its renewable-energy program.

More Trucks Likely to Come Under New CAFÉ Umbrella
February 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune

Fuel-economy standards for light trucks will rise slightly in the next two years and could change dramatically as early as 2008, when new definitions of what constitutes a truck may take effect.

Asia Quake, Tsunami Moved Islands, Shortened Days
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters

The massive earthquake that triggered the Asian tsunami wobbled the earth on its axis, forced cartographers back to the drawing board and changed time by a fraction, but there's no need to adjust your clocks.

Madagascan Troops Accused of Smuggling Tortoises
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks, Reuters

Three Madagascan army officers have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling nearly 200 endangered tortoises out of the country on a French military plane.

Clouds Gather Over Future of Kyoto Climate Pact
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Robin Pomeroy, Reuters

Defying repeated premature reports of its death, the Kyoto Protocol will come into force in a few days. But doubts are already growing over the long-term future of the world's most ambitious environmental agreement.

Biologist Says Deer Threaten Ginseng
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Vicki Smith, Associated Press

American ginseng, sister of the Asian wonder herb and a seasonal cash crop in Appalachia, has two obstacles to long-term survival in the United States: Man and deer.

Planets Could Be Made Of Diamonds, and Other Stories
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - California Academy of Sciences

The road to riches may lead to the heart of the Milky Way. Planets hiding layers of diamond many miles thick may exist in the center of our galaxy.

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