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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 ( 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.

Bush Budget Would Cut Aid for Local Law Enforcement, Environment, Indian Schools
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Fram, Associated Press

President Bush's budget will propose slashing grants to local law enforcement agencies and cutting spending for environmental protection, American Indian schools and home-heating aid for the poor, The Associated Press learned Saturday.

Ancient Beasts Raise Questions about Climate Change
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard and Spokes Mashiyane, Reuters

The signs of the scuffle were fresh but it is a struggle that has gone on for tens of millions of years. Just minutes before, dozens of tiny turtles had burst from the sand under the cover of darkness to make a mad dash for the sea by running a deadly gauntlet of ghost crabs.

EarthTalk: What is 'Acid Rain' and What Causes It?
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

"Acid rain," also known as acid precipitation and acid deposition, is a broad term used to describe the nitric and sulfuric acids that fall to Earth during rain, snow or fog.

Biodiesel To Be Distributed for Boaters Through Port Everglades
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Turnbell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

More South Florida boaters may soon be turning to vegetables to run their engines. By mid-April, TransMontaigne, one of the largest fuel terminal operators at Port Everglades, will begin offering biodiesel products.

Time Ticking on Nuclear Waste Decision
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune

As the U.S. extends the life of its nuclear plants far into the future, a potentially critical question remains: Where will the reactors' intensely radioactive waste be stored for thousands of years to come?

Nesting Begins for Endangered Parrots
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Ian James, Associated Press

Raucous squawking erupts from cages filled with dozens of parrots -- a hopeful sound from a species on the brink of extinction. The last chance of survival for the Puerto Rican parrot may lie in forest aviaries where these captive birds began their nesting in January under close observation.

The New Environmentalism -- An ENN Commentary
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Norman L. Dean, Friends of the Earth

Environmentalism is dead. That is the opinion of commentators Michael Shellenberger, a political strategist, and Ted Nordhaus, a pollster...

African Countries Sign Treaty to Protect Rain Forest
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Bryan Mealer, Associated Press

Seven Central African countries signed a landmark treaty Saturday to establish cross-border partnerships to help save the world's second largest rain forest.

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