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Mangroves Lost to Development may be Replenished as Natural Wave Barrier
January 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh Dellios, Chicago Tribune
Bambang Atarikasa, an environmentalist, sees something else missing when he looks out at miles of shorefront swept nearly clean of people and houses by the South Asia tsunami.
Tampa, Fla.-Based Utility to Spend $300 Million to Slash Pollution
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Louis Hau, St. Petersburg Times, Fla.
Tampa Electric Co. said Thursday it will spend $300 million to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions at its Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach.
Ethanol Plant Proposed for Northampton, Pa., Site
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathy Lauer-Williams, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.
Northampton could become home to the first ethanol-producing plant on the East Coast.
New Case of Mad Cow in Canada Raises New Concerns in Kansas, Elsewhere
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor, The Wichita Eagle, Kan.
151As Canada reels from the discovery of a third case of mad cow disease the second in two weeks U.S. cattlemen and trade groups are divided over how the American industry and the U.S. government should react.
USDA Seeks 'Guidance Document' Concerning Organic Cows' Pasture Access
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune
As more large dairies enter the robust organic milk business, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to clarify what it means to be an organic dairy cow.
Honda's President Details Initiatives in Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Engines
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Matthews,The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
Honda President Takeo Fukui laid out a vision for the company's future yesterday that was both clear and compact.
Device Could Cut Air Pollution at Long Beach, Calif., Port
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Eric Johnson, Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif.
Harbor Commissioners on Monday lauded the potential of new technology that may reduce
air pollution from giant ships docked at the Port of Long Beach by 90 percent or more.
Representatives of Oxnard-based Advanced Control Technology Inc. showed the commission details of the company's concept to capture diesel exhaust from ships by deploying a flexible hood over their smokestacks.
Graniteville, S.C., Mill Officials Fear Equipment Damage from Chlorine Leak
January 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Nesbitt, The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.
Avondale Mills officials are still waiting to do a damage assessment of the seven plants and related offices shut down by the Norfolk Southern train wreck, but have been warned by chemical experts to expect massive damage from the corrosive chlorine leak that killed nine people, a company official said Monday.
GM's Fuel-Cell Cars Still Face Obstacles
January 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune
General Motors Corp. says one problem has been solved, but two remain in making hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered vehicles viable by the automaker's 2010 target.
Silicon Valley Players Seek Breakthroughs in Alternative-Power Technology
January 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Marshall, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.
Until recently, the energy business didn't hold much appeal for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs too old-world, too regulated, too, well, unenergetic.