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Nokia Drops Plans to Develop Fuel Cells

Nokia Corp. has dropped plans to develop mobile phones with fuel cells for at least the next few years, a spokesman for the Finnish company said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

USDA Awards $15 Million for Farmers' Market Program

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the fiscal year 2005 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) grant awards to 47 state agencies and tribal organizations to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers' markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs. >> Read the Full Article

AAA Questions EPA Gas-Mileage Reporting

The American Automobile Association, the US's largest automobile-information and advocacy organization, questioned the EPA's methods for determining the fuel mileage ratings given to the nation's car fleet. >> Read the Full Article

Not Many Knocks Against Environment-Friendly Hardwood

For years, foresters have sought a fast growing, environmentally responsible hardwood with the dual tangibles of good looks for the home and sustainable growth. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Must Address Global Warming, Bush Ally Says

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, a close ally of the Bush family, broke ranks with the Bush administration Thursday and called for the United States to get serious about global warming. >> Read the Full Article

Texas Geologist Helps Fix Water Problem in Nepal

Linda Smith, a research scientist at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Tai-chyi Shei, a UTD doctoral student, shows off a simple solution to arsenic found in groundwater in Nepalese villages: a filter made of gravel, sand, iron nails and shards of brick. >> Read the Full Article

Right to Name New Monkey Sells for $650G

The right to name a new species of monkey sold Thursday for $650,000 in an online auction, with the funds going to protect the Bolivian habitat where the species lives, the Web site that handled the sale said. >> Read the Full Article

Week in Review: February 28th - March 4th

Several stories this week provide a sobering glimpse at the impact of the American way of life on human health and the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Biologists Fret as Mexico Butterfly Numbers Dive

A plunge in the number of monarch butterflies migrating from the United States and Canada to Mexican winter colonies has experts worried logging and pesticides are endangering the fragile insects. >> Read the Full Article

House, Senate Can't Agree On Wildlife Fund

The fate of the wildlife trust fund is up in the air today following the failure of a conference committee Wednesday to reach agreement over the two different versions of the bill. >> Read the Full Article