Roanoke's Maple Leaf Bakery To Take Clean Air Measures
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times

Many people savor the aroma of baking bread, but a bread-baking factory can pollute the air. In early April, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality ordered Maple Leaf Bakery in Roanoke to pay a fine of $2,640 for exceeding a permitted limit on its emissions of ethyl alcohol.

Stonyfield Farm Yogurt President Oversees Natural Fast-Food Restaurant Chain
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune

Gary Hirshberg isn't the first parent to become frustrated by the lack of healthy fast-food options for his kids during a road trip. But as president of Stonyfield Farm yogurt, Hirshberg was in a position to do something about it.

Energy Bill Adds Hatch Tax Break for Hybrids
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune

Several of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's proposals to spur energy development and conservation -- including a tax incentive for purchase of hybrid cars -- were included in an energy bill before the Senate.

Nissan to Build Altima Hybrid in 2006
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Nissan Altima gasoline-electric hybrid car will be manufactured at Nissan's manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., beginning in 2006, it was announced Friday.

Fetzer Valley Oaks Estate Grown Organic Olive Oil Available on Web
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Fetzer Valley Oaks Estate Grown Organic Olive Oil is now available on the web at and at the Marketplace in Fetzer's Homeplace in Northern California.

New Reports Pinpoint Climate Options for Building, Electricity Sectors
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM -

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change has released two new reports identifying technologies and policy options for reducing GHG reductions in the building and power sectors.

Wind Power Project Stirs Controversy on Cape Cod
June 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

For many years environmental advocates have sought a greater economic commitment to renewable, clean forms of energy such as solar, water, and wind power. Today, a controversy is raging on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, but not because a renewable energy source lacks funding.

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.

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