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Environmental Power Corporation Unveils New Anaerobic Digester Technology; Electricity from Cow Waste
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Environmental Power Corporation (AMEX:EPG), in collaboration with Dairyland Power Cooperative, is formally commissioning the first of its electricity generating anaerobic digester systems.

Mazda Finds Ways to Recycle Bumper Materials for New Cars
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Mazda Motor Corp. has developed ways to recycle the materials of dismantled car bumpers for use in those of brand-new vehicles, and has begun testing the methods in March, according to company officials.

Seattle's Recycling Plan Gears Up To Help the Planet
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gilmore, The Seattle Times

Seattle's recycling plan to distribute 90,000 of its new yard-waste and food-scraps carts is halfway to its goal, with 45,000 of the large containers already out there.

Tourism Sector Calls for Lower Electricity Charges
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Chatrudee Theparat & Sujintana Hemtasilpa, Bangkok Post

The Tourism Council of Thailand is lobbying the government to reduce electricity fees for tourism-related businesses nationwide for up to two years to help the industry cope with a slowdown in business.

Abbott Sponsors Youth Policy Summit on Child and Adolescent Obesity and Nutrition in America
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

How can we, as a society, come together to tackle the growing health epidemic of childhood obesity, both through education and changes in policy?

EarthNews Radio: Plastic Wrap Alternative
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you wonder about the materials that are used to make the wrapper on the sandwich that you get at the deli?

Office Depot and The Nature Conservancy Employ New Boreal Ecologist
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Office Depot and The Nature Conservancy announced on Wednesday the creation of a new boreal ecologist position as part of Office Depot's continuing support of and participation in the Forest & Biodiversity Conservation Alliance.

N.H. Firm Carves Niche Selling Pasteurized Chicken Manure as Organic Fertilizer
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - David Brooks, The Telegraph

A good business plan can capitalize on anything -- even pasteurized chicken manure. "Within five years, there's going to be a billion-dollar-plus company in the organic and natural lawn-and-garden market," predicts John Packard, founder and CEO of Portsmouth-based Pure Barnyard.

Dim the Lights and Turn Up the Thermostat
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin G. DeMarrais, The Record

Its all-star lineup of backers admits that Kill-A-Watt is a gimmick, but that doesn't lessen their support for a plan to encourage energy conservation. The initiative, developed by a Paramus, N.J.-based energy services company, calls for New Jersey residents to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Old Tires Help Produce Cement
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Tracy Harmon, The Pueblo Chieftain

Old tires -- lots and lots of old tires -- will help cement-giant Holcim cut its reliance on coal by 10 percent this year. In 2005, the company will roll through 25,000 tons of tires -- 2.5 million tires -- to achieve the goal, managers say. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows Holcim to burn up to 55,000 tons of tires per year.

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