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Sifter to Speed Ordnance Depot Cleanup
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.

Workers have a new machine to help clean up a former munitions site in northern Suffolk.

PGA Aquifer Shield Elaborate
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Anton Caputo, San Antonio Express-News

They've promised to build a better golf course, one that keeps pesticides and fertilizers from seeping through the rolling fairways and manicured greens into the rocky crevices that feed the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

Eco Depot
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Alison Boggs, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.

If business at the Eco Depot is any indication, the Spokane area is gradually starting to embrace environmentally friendly building.

Mexico Suspends Permit for Controversial U.S. Research Ship
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Mexico announced Friday it has suspended permits for a U.S. research vessel conducting sound-wave experiments in the Gulf after the ship ran aground on a coral reef and damaged it.

Global Warming Could Worsen US Pollution, Report Says
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Global warming could stifle cleansing summer winds across parts of the northern United States over the next 50 years and worsen air pollution, U.S. researchers said Saturday.

California in Deal to Preserve Hearst Coastal Area
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

California has completed a $95 million deal that has the state receiving 13 miles of pristine coastline and an agreement from the Hearst Corporation barring development of 81,000 acres of adjacent ranch land, officials said Friday.

Careful Flooding May Restore Iraq Marshes, Experts Say
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Wetlands that once sheltered Marsh Arabs and a host of wildlife in southern Iraq are being partly restored and could offer a haven once again if it is done right, experts said Saturday.

EPA Sets Limit for Rocket Fuel Pollutant
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government on Friday issued its first safety standard for perchlorate, a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel and explosives and blamed for widespread contamination of drinking water near military sites.

Brazil's Drive to Become World's Bread Basket Blamed for Amazon Land Violence
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Three decades after settling in the remote rainforest to clear brush and grow cocoa under the shadows of towering jungle trees, Luis Domingues da Silva is starting to see the first hints that Brazil's booming agribusiness industry is heading his way.

Passage of Air Quality Legislation is Cloudy -- An ENN Commentary
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Burke, National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

The U.S. stands poised to make the most significant changes to its air quality in fifteen years. EPA has estimated that the health and productivity benefits from the original Clean Air Act of 1970 have now exceeded 6 trillion dollars at a cost of less than 600 billion (or 10-fold return on investment).

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