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University Mulls Proposal to Grow Gilia for Developer
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Sukhjit Purewal, The Monterey County Herald

CSU-Monterey Bay may be getting into the environmental mitigation business -- for a price. The university is considering a proposal from developers to grow 150 acres of the endangered sand gilia plant on campus.

SBC California Joins the California Climate Action Registry
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

SBC California, subsidiary of telecom giant SBC, has joined a group of corporate environmental leaders as a new member of the California Climate Action Registry.

Cousteau Grandson Backs Windmill Park Plan
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The grandson of marine scientist Jacques Cousteau is backing a proposal to build an energy producing windmill park in the Atlantic Ocean, four miles south of Long Island.

Turning Rotten Garbage into Gold
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven Oberbeck, The Salt Lake Tribune

If it is buried long enough, even garbage can start smelling like money. With that in mind, the Trans-Jordan Landfill in West Jordan is tapping into a treasure trove of natural gas produced by the slowly decaying layers of buried baby diapers, discarded spaghetti noodles, soggy grass clippings and used coffee grinds.

Kangaroo Leather Sales Bill Advances in California
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

California lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would lift the state's blanket ban on the sale of products made from kangaroo leather.

Wind Energy Industry Sets Sails for Good Year during 2005
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Eerin Waldner, The Bakersfield Californian

2005 is shaping up to be a good year for the American wind energy industry, a trade organization said Tuesday. The American Wind Energy Association in Washington, D.C., said it expects the industry to install 2,500 megawatts of new capacity this year. That's enough energy to serve about 700,000 homes.

Office Depot Garners Outstanding Recycling Retailer Award
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Office products company Office Depot announced that it has been named the winner of the Outstanding Retailer Award, part of the inaugural "America's Marketplace Recycles!" awards program jointly sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Ameren is Asked to Press Fight on Global Warming
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Sara Shipley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Environmental and consumer groups turned up the heat on Ameren Corp. on Tuesday in a bid to persuade the utility to do more to combat global warming. St. Louis-based Ameren is the seventh-largest source of carbon-dioxide emissions among electric utilities, according to an analysis of government data by Clear the Air, a coalition of environmental groups.

Tough Environmental Rules for New Housing Complexes
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - The Times of India

All new housing complexes that accommodate more than 1,000 people or generates 50,000 or more litres of sewage per day and buildings worth Rs 50 crore will have to get environmental clearance.

Forestry Now Florida's Economic Heavyweight
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Alison Trinidad, The Florida Times-Union

Oranges, make way, forestry is the top money maker in Florida agriculture, according to a new University of Florida study. Florida's forests have the greatest economic impact than any other sector in the state's $67 billion agricultural industry -- beating citrus, vegetables and other plants.

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