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Seven U.S. States Sign CO2 Plan in Break with Bush
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Seven northeastern U.S. states have signed the country's first plan to create a market for heat-trapping carbon dioxide by curbing emissions at power plants.

On Beyond Organic -- A Farmer’s Pilgrimage: Interview with Michael Ableman
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

With just two percent of the population growing food for all of us, it’s fair to say farmers are a threatened species. They’re also not the most social crowd.

EPA Proposes New Health-Based Soot Limits on Air Pollution
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The EPA proposed stricter daily limits Tuesday for how many microscopic particles of air pollution, or soot, are safe for all Americans to breathe from the nation's smokestacks and tailpipes.

Proposed Environmental Safeguards Challenged by Opponents of Arctic Refuge Drilling
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The proposal to drill for oil in an Alaska wildlife refuge will create the most environmentally friendly oil field in the world, Interior Secretary Gale Norton said Tuesday -- a claim disputed by drilling opponents.

South Asian Experts Vow To Protect Endangered Elephants
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Nazimuddin Shaymol, Reuters

Asian elephant numbers are falling because of deforestation, road-building and expansion of farmlands and plans to protect remaining populations are crucial.

Public Data Show Chemicals in Tap Water
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Drinking water may have a lot more in it than just H20 and fluoride, according to an environmental group's analysis of records in 42 states.

Filtration Firm Helps Industries Meet Environmental Needs
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Leute, Janesville Gazette

COMO Filtration Systems designs, engineers and manufactures a line of filtration products to help industries meet economic and environmental concerns.

Solar Power Heating Up
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Long viewed by ardent activists as "the technology of tomorrow," solar power is seeing massive growth. Three times as much electricity is being generated by solar panels in the United States today as in 1999.

Periwinkle Snails Harming Louisiana Marshes
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Having suffered the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in August, Louisiana's dwindling coastline must deal with another nemesis: the marble-sized periwinkle snail.

Chemical Levels Rise in Russian River
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press

Khabarovsk, Russia, a city of about 580,000 people, braces for the arrival of the toxic mix of chemicals that spilled from an upriver Chinese factory last month.

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