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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.

Hunt's, Orville Redenbacher's to Launch Organic Products
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The mainstreaming of organic food continues. Food giant ConAgra announced that two of its well-known brands will be offering organic products later this year.

Developers Eye Land along Florida Everglades to Relieve Housing Shortage
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Curt Anderson, Associated Press

To fish hatchery owner Paul Radice, the farmlands sandwiched between bustling Miami and the vast Everglades are ideal for his business.

Texas Shrimpers Blame U.S. Government for Industry's Decline
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas

For people like Robert L. Perkins III, the U.S. government is to blame for the demise of the shrimping industry. "The same thing that happened to our textile industry is happening (to shrimping)," in the Brownsville/Port Isabel area, he said. "I wonder who is next."

Harvest from the Ashes
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Marcelene Edwards, The News Tribune

Twenty-five years ago, the Weyerhaeuser Co. wanted to keep cutting trees on the flanks of rumbling, spitting Mount St. Helens. But to play it safe, the company moved loggers 15 miles from the mountain -- and thought that would be far enough.

EarthNews Radio: Hemp Industry Association
May 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Businesses with hemp-based products face a number of challenges from legislatures. One organization is working to make consumers aware of the benefits of hemp.

California Judge Rejects Challenge to Diesel Emission Rules
May 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

Truck drivers face tougher pollution regulations starting Saturday after diesel engine manufacturers lost a court battle to postpone the deadline.

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