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Brown Deer, Wis., Firm Finds Niche in Global Air Pollution Control
January 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
At a time when many Wisconsin companies are alarmed about business and technology being exported to Asia, a small Brown Deer firm is proving that it can compete overseas through contracts in Taiwan, Korea and China.
Pyramid Decision will Shape Food Industry
December 31, 2004 12:00 AM - Delroy Alexander, Chicago Tribune
About 80 percent of Americans recognize the food pyramid -- the triangular reminder to build a diet on whole grains, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, have some meat and sprinkle in a few sweets -- but only about 4 percent actually use it, according to the Department of Agriculture.
Farm Uses Waste Cooking Oil to Heat its Greenhouse
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Tess Nacelewicz, Portland Press Herald
Ralph and Lisa Turner of Laughing Stock Farm have a new recipe for salad this winter: Take a vat of used cooking oil from restaurants, strain out food bits ranging from bread crumbs to chicken bones, then use it as fuel to heat a greenhouse.
North Charleston, S.C., Company Recycles Leftovers into Sealer for Roofs
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Kris Wise, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
Entrepreneurs often pour their hearts -- not to mention their money and time -- into business ventures other people think are, well, crazy.
Israel-Palestinian Program Sends Delegation to Texas to Learn Water Management
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Tony Vindell, Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas
In some Middle East countries, water is an issue that affects the lives of tens of thousands of people.
Palo Alto, Calif., to Buy 'Green' Power Created by Gas of Decomposing Garbage
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Dan Stober, San Jose Mercury News
Pushing to buy at least 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, Palo Alto has turned to a new supply: rotting garbage in Watsonville.
Corpus Christi, Texas, Firm to Drill for Gas in National Seaside Park's Dunes
December 28, 2004 12:00 AM - James Pinkerton, Houston Chronicle
With the winter sun gleaming on its full, tawny coat, a lone coyote pauses to watch human visitors as they examine a new gas well in a remote corner of Padre Island National Seashore.
Forest Service Plans Deletes Environmental Protections, Critics Say
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Knight Ridder
The Forest Service Wednesday changed the way it plans management of national forests, shortening the process by years but also eliminating the primary tool used by environmentalists to challenge logging and mining in protected forests.
Missouri Landfill Owner Leads Campaign to Incorporate Shingles into Asphalt
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Jack Naudi, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Few motorists spend time wondering what ingredients went into making the asphalt that helps their tires to grip the road. Dale Behnen, co-owner of Peerless Landfill Inc. near Valley Park, is a notable exception.
California Farmers have until Year's End to Turn in Plans to Clean the Air
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press
The Central Valley's dairy, cotton, fruit and vegetable farms are the newest front in the fight to clean up one of the nation's dirtiest air basins.