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Gasoline Would Be Cheaper if Oil Companies Used More Ethanol, Report Says
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Wenske, The Kansas City Star, Mo.

Reluctance by big oil companies to blend more ethanol in their gasoline costs consumers 5 to 8 cents a gallon at the pump, a report claims.

U.S. Green Building Council Helps Builders and Companies Go Green
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

More companies are beginning to see the benefits of having energy-efficient buildings and physical plants.

NRC Chairman Says U.S. Needs 100 New Nuclear Power Plants across Country
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph Mann, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The United States needs to add about 100 nuclear power plants over the next two decades to meet burgeoning demand for electric power and maintain the current generating mix, Nils J. Diaz, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told reporters.

Small Oil Company Touts Potentially Huge Discovery, Analysts Skeptical
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Foy, Associated Press

A tiny oil company has snapped up leasing rights to a half-million acres in central Utah that it says could yield a billion barrels or more of oil.

EarthNews Radio: Organic Beauty Products
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many websites are now touting beauty products that are "organic." But some of these companies' offerings are loaded with chemicals, and the consumer has to check the veracity the "organic" claims.

Consumer Reports Launches Website for the Green Consumer
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Consumer Reports, the Yonkers, New York-based consumer-product testing and rating organization, has started a new website geared toward the "green" consumer.

Smithfield Foods Receives Eight Environmental Awards
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schlek, Daily Press

Executives with Smithfield Foods stood along the Pagan River on Tuesday and remarked how times have changed since 1997 when they faced the largest water pollution fine ever levied against a Virginia company.

FuelCell Energy Power Plant Running on Waste Byproduct to Generate Stable Electricity for Eco-Community
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - CSRWire

FuelCell Energy Inc. today announced that one of its 250-kilowatt Direct FuelCell power plants, sold by its Asian distributor Marubeni Corporation, will supply power as part of the electric grid servicing a school, a hospital, apartment buildings and city hall in a planned, renewable energy community on the western coast of Japan.

EarthNews Radio: Spices
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you know where common spices such as allspice and vanilla come from? Organic versions of these popular spices have an interesting genesis.

New Jersey Beach, Wildlife Refuges Share Settlement from Company in Panama
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A beach and two wildlife refuges in New Jersey will be the beneficiaries of $2 million that was part of a settlement of pollution charges, the top federal prosecutor in New Jersey announced Monday.

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