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Mining Company in Court Battle with Peruvian Villagers Over 2000 Mercury Spill
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Griffin, The Denver Post

Newmont Mining Corp. is again squaring off against Peruvian villagers over a 2000 mercury spill near South America's largest gold mine.

Saving at the Pump
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

With oil prices holding steady at more than $50 per barrel, gas prices have headed well north of $2 in most of the US and could hit $3 in the nation's typically high-price areas this summer.

New Report from Alliance to Save Energy Documents Solutions to Rising Industrial Energy Costs
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - The Alliance to Save Energy

Manufacturers whose bottom lines are threatened by today’s rising energy costs will benefit from the solutions to be offered by Energy Management Pathfinding, a new report from the Alliance to Save Energy.

Open Season on Cats in Wisconsin?
March 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Conlon, Reuters

A proposal that would allow hunters in Wisconsin to shoot and kill feral cats is causing, well, a hissy fit. "It's entirely cruel behavior to have an open season on cats. Just because a cat doesn't have a collar doesn't mean a cat has no owners," said Jessica Frohman, community outreach and policy coordinator for Alley Cat Allies, a group which espouses no-kill methods of controlling wild felines.

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.

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