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Energy-Efficient Phone Adapter Scoops EPA Design Award
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

A San Jose circuit maker has been named Grand Champion in the category of Efficiency Challenge 2004, an international design competition for power supply efficiency.

Group Says Ecotourism Plan is Wrong for Bigelow Preserve
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News

Western Maine's future may well lie in the economic development of the state-owned Bigelow Preserve as an ecotourism destination.

'Hot' Hybrids Forecast To Do Slow Burn in Marketplace
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Hammonds, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hybrids may be the hottest thing on the market, but their appeal isn't likely to make them a major player in the nation's automobile industry anytime soon.

WRI, Cameroon Agreement Cuts Down Illegal Logging
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - World Resources Institute

A landmark partnership formed in 2002 between the government of Cameroon and the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch (GFW) achieved its first major result with today’s release of a forest-mapping tool designed to help Cameroon reduce illegal logging and ensure better governance.

Soda-Making at Home Eliminates Bottle Waste
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many aren't aware that it is both legal and affordable to make your own soda in the US.

Building a Business on Junk
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Victoria Hirschberg, Victoria Advocate

From the ornate decorations and columns that accent the Escamilla living room, it's hard to believe their home-based business is about debris, dirt and lots of junk.

Nokia Drops Plans to Develop Fuel Cells
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nokia Corp. has dropped plans to develop mobile phones with fuel cells for at least the next few years, a spokesman for the Finnish company said Thursday.

USDA Awards $15 Million for Farmers' Market Program
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - The New Farm

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the fiscal year 2005 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) grant awards to 47 state agencies and tribal organizations to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers' markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs.

AAA Questions EPA Gas-Mileage Reporting
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The American Automobile Association, the US's largest automobile-information and advocacy organization, questioned the EPA's methods for determining the fuel mileage ratings given to the nation's car fleet.

Not Many Knocks Against Environment-Friendly Hardwood
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - David Bradley, Associated Press

For years, foresters have sought a fast growing, environmentally responsible hardwood with the dual tangibles of good looks for the home and sustainable growth.

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