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Environmental Group Says Oil and Gas Wells in Western States not Being Inspected Enough
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - SUE MAJOR HOLMES, Associated Press Writer
An environmental group says oil and gas wells in five western states aren't being inspected often enough, and the inspections that are done are more likely for production than ecological concerns.
Trees Could Grow Cash for DuPage
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - John Biemer, Chicago Tribune
Budget constraints over the last few years might have inspired a few government officials to dream of ways to grow money on trees. But now a leading conservation group is pushing an innovative way to raise money by growing trees -- and DuPage County is taking it seriously.
Free Bags May Get the Sack
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Kerry Cavanaugh, Daily News, Los Angeles
Paper or plastic? It might not matter soon.
Toyota to Launch World's 1st Hybrid Luxury Vehicle in U.S.
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will launch the world's first luxury hybrid sport utility vehicle, the Lexus RX 400h, in the United States in April, following a delay caused by soaring demand from environmentally conscious consumers.
Wind Energy a Goal in State
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Chicago Tribune
Less than a month after Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration approved a controversial coal-fired power plant, the governor plans to call for more of the state's electricity to come from wind turbines and other renewable sources.
West Texas Woodlands Make Conservation 'Hot' List
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Dina Cappiello, Houston Chronicle
A rugged and mountainous terrain stretching from southern Mexico into the southwestern United States, and including some of West Texas' highest peaks, will officially be named today as one of the most biologically diverse and most severely threatened places on the planet.
Lockyer Sues Over U.S. Timber Plan
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - The Sacramento Bee, Calif.
State Attorney General Bill Lockyer sued the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday in a bid to stop it from scrapping a logging plan for the Sierra Nevada and replacing it with one that he said is designed to maximize logging and profits from 11.5 million acres of California forests.
Farmers Looking at Methane Digesters to Create Energy from Cow Manure
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Laurie Savage, The Frederick News-Post
Frederick County farmers are assessing the viability of methane digesters on their farms to save money, better utilize their resources and help the environment. Digesters capture gases from cattle manure to turn into energy.
Landfill's Effect on Water Supply a Concern
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Reynolds, The Providence Journal, R.I.
State environmental officials overlooked the vulnerability of Fall River's water supply when they approved the expansion of a 110-acre landfill, city leaders asserted yesterday.
Zoltek Cos. Will be Included in Pro-Environment Energy Fund
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Zoltek Cos. will be featured in an exchange-traded fund of environmentally friendly energy companies. The fund is scheduled to begin trading on the American Stock Exchange on Feb. 4.