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Australian Scientists Prove Less Trees, Less Rain
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Australian scientists have found that deforestation along the Amazon River in South America was reducing rainfall and causing climate change in the region.

Contractor for Hanford Waste Cleanup Fined for Worker Contaminations
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The company overseeing cleanup of highly radioactive waste on the Hanford nuclear reservation has been fined more than $300,000 for violating worker safety standards, the Department of Energy said Thursday.

New Diesels Hit Streets
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Christine des Garennes, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.

Remember diesel cars in the '70s and '80s? Those loud, smoky, smelly things that were hard to start on cold mornings? Meet the new diesel.

Western Wind Energy Signs Deal with Southern California Edison
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

British Columbia, Canada-based Western Wind Energy announced the execution of a formal power purchase agreement with the Southern California Edison Company.

EarthNews Radio: Sustainable Conservation
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

One group wants to work with companies and industries to be positive stewards of the environment, rather than sue them or create conflict with them.

'World Record' Stork Killed by French Power Lines
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A satellite-tagged white stork whose progress was monitored by scientists for over 2,000 days was killed after it was electrocuted by power lines in France, a conservation group said on Wednesday.

Tribes and Forest Service Discuss Sacred Sites
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - David Melmer, Indian Country Today

Tribal leaders, elders and members met with National Forest Service officials in a two-day consultation/listening session to begin a process of forming an advisory group, define consultation and sacred sites in an atmosphere a majority of people described as powerful and unprecedented in dealings with federal agencies.

Canada Smelter Blamed for Lake's Pollution
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

Most of the lead, cadmium and other heavy metals pollution sampled from Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir behind the Grand Coulee Dam, came from a smelter in Trail, British Columbia, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Researchers Draw Link Between Second-Hand Smoke and Breast Cancer
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Fouhy, Associated Press

Scientists at an influential state agency have completed a draft report linking second-hand smoke to breast cancer. It is the first major report to draw that connection, and one of many findings about the health effects of passive smoking.

Mexico's Gulf Coast in Peril from Global Warming
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters

In this sweaty Gulf of Mexico fishing village, poor families in dirt-floor homes dream, like millions of people around the world, of owning air-conditioned cars and refrigerators.

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