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WHO Launches Project to Minimize Risks of Radon
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - World Health Organization

In an effort to reduce the rate of lung cancer around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching the International Radon Project to help countries reduce the health risks associated with radon gas.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Environmental Partnership With Celebrity Green Power
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Fairmont Hotel's & Resorts Green Partnership has teamed with the Los Angeles-based Environmental Media Association (EMA), a non-profit that connects Hollywood, the environmental community and consumers.

Sales of Hybrid, Diesel Cars Projected to Soar by 2012
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Gregory J. Wilcox, Daily News, Los Angeles

In response to rising fuel prices, sales of new vehicles sporting hybrid-electric or "clean" diesel-powered engines are expected to increase dramatically over the next seven years, according to a report from J.D. Power-LMC Automotive Forecasting Services.

Illinois Institute of Technology Professor Develops 'Clean Energy Technology'
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Patrice M. Jones, Chicago Tribune

Said Al-Hallaj, a Jordanian-born research associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is quietly toiling away in his university lab. He says that he and other scientists are slowly perfecting new technologies that will push to the forefront a message for "clean energy technology" that is too often drowned out among the current wave of "shortsighted, reactionary solutions."

Electronic-Equipment Recycler Secures Data, Serves Environment
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Teddy Kider, The Frederick News-Post, Maryland

Deep inside a dimly lit warehouse filled with towers of oversized cardboard boxes and piles of electronic equipment, three workers picked at personal computers. They stripped the systems of metal and wire, separating elements and placing them in appropriate containers.

States Sue Allegheny Energy over Alleged Clean Air Act Violations
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Nephin, Associated Press

Pennsylvania and four other states are suing Allegheny Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries over alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act and state environmental regulations.

BAE Uses Fuzzy Logic to Make Wind Farms Vanish
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Tracey Boles, The Business, London

The UK is at risk of missing its Kyoto climate change targets because more than half of planning applications for wind farms are thrown out. The problem is that they interfere with air traffic control systems.

Pepsi Bottling Plant Identified as Major Cause of Organic Overload
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathy Mellott, The Tribune-Democrat

Sewage-flow samples from a multitude of Richland Township industries have confirmed what Forest Hills Municipal Authority officials had long believed. Pepsi Bottling Group's Allenbill Drive plant is a major contributor to the organic overload that is stifling growth across the entire system.

Grace Sponsors Teachers to Attend Environmental Issues Curriculum Development Program
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

W. R. Grace & Co. announced today that it is sponsoring eight teachers from six schools to attend The Keystone Center's Key Issues Institute: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom.

Business for Corporate Responsibility to 'Green' November Conference
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) has announced it is once again working to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with its 2005 Annual Conference, being held in Washington, DC, in November.

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