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Dairy Farms on the Decline in Alabama
April 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Alvin Benn, Montgomery (AL) Advertiser

The number of dairy farms in Alabama continues to shrink, and those who have been watching the trend aren't surprised.

EarthNews Radio Highlights PBS's "Journey to Planet Earth"
April 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

PBS will be airing a number of programs about science and the environment in the month of April; among them is "Journey to Planet Earth."

Report Touts Wind, Biomass Energy Sources
April 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Russell Ray, Tulsa (OK) World

The development of wind-generated electricity has a lot of potential in Oklahoma and the cost to produce it is less than the cost of power made with natural gas, according to an interim report released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Wind Power Assessment Committee.

Feds Agree to Study Status of Steelhead
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Elizabeth M. Gillespie, Associated Press

The National Marine Fisheries Service has agreed to study whether Puget Sound steelhead deserve protection under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Lawmakers Investigate Fraud Allegations at Yucca Mountain
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The planned nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada won't be built unless the Energy Department is confident of the supporting science after investigating e-mails that showed workers discussing fabricating data, an official said Tuesday.

EPA Says 21 Counties in Nine States Now Meet New Air-Quality Standards
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Nalia Rulon, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that 21 counties in nine states are being removed from the government's watch list of areas in the country with the dirtiest air.

U.S. Presses China to Invest in Cleaner Energy
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Stephanie Hoo, Associated Press

A U.S. energy official was in Beijing on Wednesday seeking Chinese investment to build the first zero-emissions coal-fired power plant.

New Cotton Fabric May Absorb Toxins
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Betsy Blaney, Associated Press

Cotton, the fabric of your life, could soon have the potential to save it. Scientists at Texas Tech University's Institute of Environmental and Human Health on Monday unveiled a new composite cotton fabric they say will protect against biological and chemical agents.

Insurers Drop Backing for Asbestos Trust Fund, but Other Businesses Groups Renew Their Support
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press

A group of insurance companies have rescinded their backing for Senate legislation that would end asbestos liability lawsuits in exchange for a victims trust fund, but other business groups moved quickly Tuesday to restate their support for a compromise trust fund bill.

House Panel Revives U.S. Energy Bill
April 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

A House committee Tuesday dusted off an energy bill that backers say will boost U.S. oil and natural gas production but critics deride as a bonanza for oil companies with no immediate relief for consumer pocketbooks.

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