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EPA Issuing New Rules on Mercury Pollution from Power Plants
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration planned to issue the nation's first regulations to cut mercury pollution from electric utilities Tuesday, relying on a market trading system that gives companies 15 years to reduce it nearly by half.

South African Poachers, Police Wage Battle over Threatened Delicacy
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Laurie Goering, Chicago Tribune

As the police trucks round a bend on the white-sand beach, two surprised wetsuit-clad divers race from the water's edge and sprint up a sandy hillside. The police give chase, disappearing into heavy brush, then return with their hands clamped on the shoulders of one of the panting divers.

Embattled Zimbabwe Farmers Find New Africa Fields
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Apps, Reuters

White Zimbabwean farmers driven from their land are setting up again elsewhere in Africa, saying they are revolutionizing farming where they settle -- but some locals are already beginning to resent the new arrivals.

Female Owl Goes on 150-Mile Trek for Mate
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A female ferruginous pygmy owl took a 150-mile crisscross trek across the Sonoran Desert to search for a mate, a journey about seven times longer than any previously recorded by state researchers monitoring the endangered birds.

Ministers from 20 Countries Meet in London to Discuss Climate Change
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Johnson, Associated Press

The United States repeated its objection to the Kyoto climate change treaty Tuesday, as ministers from 20 countries gathered in London for a conference on global warming.

Smog-Busting Inventors Get Nation's Highest Technology Award
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Ben Dobbin, Associated Press

Three scientists who helped this car-crazy world breathe a whole lot easier have been given the nation's highest technology award.

Whaling Moratorium Likely to Be Dumped, New Zealand Official Warns
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The 1986 international moratorium on commercial whaling is likely to be rescinded in the next few years, New Zealand's commissioner to the International Whaling Commission has warned.

Photos Show Climate Change as Ministers Meet in UK
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

A photo of Mount Kilimanjaro stripped of its snowcap for the first time in 11,000 years will be used as dramatic testimony for action against global warming as ministers from the world's biggest polluters meet on Tuesday.

PNC Bank Takes Green Approach
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

PNC Bank has made integrating its business practices with environmental responsibility a top priority.

EarthNews Radio: Car Sharing
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Car sharing can help the environment, and save money.

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