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Environmental Group Says Oil and Gas Wells in Western States not Being Inspected Enough
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - SUE MAJOR HOLMES, Associated Press Writer

An environmental group says oil and gas wells in five western states aren't being inspected often enough, and the inspections that are done are more likely for production than ecological concerns.

Trees Could Grow Cash for DuPage
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - John Biemer, Chicago Tribune

Budget constraints over the last few years might have inspired a few government officials to dream of ways to grow money on trees. But now a leading conservation group is pushing an innovative way to raise money by growing trees -- and DuPage County is taking it seriously.

Free Bags May Get the Sack
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Kerry Cavanaugh, Daily News, Los Angeles

Paper or plastic? It might not matter soon.

California, Environmental Groups Sue to Block Sierra National Forest Plan
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

California's attorney general joined environmental groups Tuesday in suing the federal government to block its plan to manage 11.5 million acres of Sierra National Forest, which calls for increased logging.

Lawmakers in Six Midwestern States Announce Regional Environmental Effort
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Glover, Associated Press

Legislators from six Midwestern states Tuesday announced a regional effort to enact tougher laws protecting children from environmental dangers.

Tiny Pest Decimating Honeybee Colonies
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A tiny pest is decimating honeybee colonies across the country, worrying beekeepers and farmers who depend on the insects to pollinate their crops.

Scientists Say Global Warming Hurts Africa
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rising global temperatures will hit Africa's poor the hardest, reducing their ability to deal with disease, feed themselves and earn a living, a scientist told an international conference on climate change Wednesday.

Carpool Lanes: Not Just for Carpools Anymore
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

If helping the environment isn't a good enough reason to buy a hybrid car, lawmakers are contemplating a powerful appeal to drivers' self-interest: an easier commute.

Crane Restoration Partners Pledge to Continue Efforts
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Tunstall, Tampa Tribune

Bird lovers trying to establish a migrating colony of whooping cranes east of the Mississippi River say they will dedicate at least three to five more years to the project.

Notes from Anna: Collapse, by Jared Diamond
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Seluyanova, ENN

This month, Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, And Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, has published his new book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.

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