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Kraft Draws Ire for Road Kill Candy
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars -- complete with tire treads.

Birth Rate Falls for Canadian Grizzlies, Development Cited
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A nine-year study coinciding with burgeoning development in and around Banff National Park has found the area's grizzly bears have the lowest reproductive rate ever recorded in North America, scientists at the University of Calgary said.

Tree Sacrifice in Durham Pains Builder
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Margie Fishman, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

Mark Heizer recalls one Saturday in November when he set out to destroy 11 trees on his property at the behest of the city Public Works Department.

South African-Led Consortium Plans Congo River Project to Nearly Double Africa's Electricity Output
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Maliti, Associated Press

A South African-led consortium plans a Congo River project it says would nearly double the continent's current output without harming the environment, a senior South African business executive said Thursday.

Disaster-Cleanup Firms in Orange County Scrambling to Keep Up With Calls
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Collins, The Orange County Register, Calif.

The first sign of trouble was when the kitchen curtains toppled from the wall. Then the window and ceiling sprouted leaks, drip, drip, dripping all over Marsha Talbot's kitchen.

Emmpak Foods Reaches Pollution Settlement
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Marie Rohde, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Emmpak Foods Inc. has installed equipment to prevent grease, oil and animal parts from clogging local sewers and has agreed to donate $30,000 to two community groups as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit brought by two environmental groups.

Woman Absorbs Cost of Big Sprinkler Leak; City Lowers Bill to $2,000
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Lakisha Ladson, The Dallas Morning News

The bad news about Eileen Davis' sprinkler system hit her like a spray of cold water in the face.

PPL to Spend Over Half-Billion Dollars to Clean 3 Power Plants
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Sam Kennedy and Dan Shope, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.

Environmental legislation passed a decade and half ago and the threat of stricter rules to come are prompting PPL Corp. to spend more than a half-billion dollars to clean up three coal-fired power plants.

Warm Weather Melting Skiers' Season
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Birkbeck, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.

According to Anthony Gigi, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., the cold Arctic air that blanketed the region last year is in short supply this year, offering short-term blasts but nothing like last winter, when the temperature remained at or below freezing nearly the entire season.

Fines Urged in Sales of Unregistered Flea Treatments
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - David Washburn, The San Diego Union-Tribune

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation yesterday proposed $3 million in fines for 13 pet-supply companies, including two in San Diego County, for allegedly selling unregistered foreign flea treatments.

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