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Developer Drops Plans for Tire-Burning Power Plant amid Intense Opposition
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Gregg Aamot, Associated Press

A businessman has abandoned plans to build a tire-burning power plant in southeastern Minnesota, saying he was giving up in the face of mounting pressure from opponents and requirements for a costly environmental study.

China Raises Environmental Bar for Heavy Industry
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

China is raising the environmental bar on the construction of heavily polluting factories and plants in a move that could bolster efforts to limit investment and cool the economy.

Claws out over Animal Rights in West Hollywood
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The claws are out in Southern California over the rights of cats to keep their nails and dogs to keep their tails and ears intact.

Somalia's Environment Minister Calls for Investigation of Suspicious Waste
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Tomlinson, Associated Press

Somalia's new environment minister asked the United Nations on Wednesday to investigate possible hazardous waste that was washed ashore by last year's tsunami and may be causing illnesses among local people.

Invasive Tree Species Infestation Spotted
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Janis L. Magin, Associated Press

Researchers using a sophisticated sensor aboard an aircraft flying at the edge of space were able to spot an invasive tree species starting to take over native forests near the Big Island's Kilauea Volcano, according to a study published Monday.

Shooting Hobbyist Invents Eco-Friendly Target
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - John Nolan, The Wisconsin State Journal

Joe Schroeder is a man who isn't afraid to pull the trigger on an inventive idea. Living on a portion of his family's farm in Juneau, the self-employed 44-year-old used to spend time pondering ways to fire his shotgun at targets across the open spaces. But, an environmentally conscious shooting hobbyist, Schroeder could not bring himself to fire a single shot.

Mercury Study Identifies Problem Spots
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A four-year study in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada released on Tuesday identifies several so-called mercury "hot spots" and suggests contamination by the toxic metal is more pervasive than originally believed.

Support for Welch's is Support for Open-Space Protection
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Martin, Erie Times-News

There's not much Tom Fuhrman can do to help GE Transportation Systems. He's not in the market for a locomotive.

Shell Executive Speaks About Alternative Fuels
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM -

Rob Routs is Executive Director Downstream at RoyalDutch/Shell Group. This column has been excerpted from a speech he presented at the National Ethanol Conference held in Phoenix, Ariz., on February 8, 2005

EarthNews Radio: Ways to Save Water
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Jerry Kay discusses water use and water-saving options with Earth Policy Institute founder Lester Brown.

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