Should Beer and Wine Drinkers Pray for Rain in the Pacific Northwest?
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

Could beer guzzlers and wine aficionados suffer a drought of their own if the Pacific Northwest doesn't see rain soon?

On Earth Day, Environmentalists Debate Future of Movement
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

As the world marks the 35th anniversary of Earth Day on Friday, environmentalists are debating the future of a movement that seems to be losing the battle for public opinion.

Buying Green
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Diana McCabe, The Orange County (CA) Register

Earth Day -- which celebrates its 35th anniversary today -- isn't just for tree-huggers or folks who religiously recycle and separate their paper, plastic and bottles.

For Earth Day, Go Green With Your Company
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Welber, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon, Florida

First begun in 1970 at a time when activism dominated the political landscape, Earth Day has become just a whisper of the original outpouring of participation. That said, the April 22 event does continue to remind people to be more conscious of our environment at home and at work.

Japanese, Russian Leaders Meet to Discuss Siberian Oil Pipeline
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Senior Japanese and Russian officials met Thursday to discuss a proposal to build a 4,100-kilometer (2,550-mile) crude oil pipeline from Siberia to Russia's Pacific Coast, from where oil could be shipped to energy-hungry consumers in Japan.

Salmon Fishing Halted on Columbia River Amid Concern about Chinook Population
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

An agency that regulates the West Coast's biggest river has halted sport and commercial fishing for three kinds of fish after scientists became alarmed about a mysterious collapse in the population of salmon.

Recycler Shows Off Plant
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Levensohn, The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y.

The solution to Sullivan County's trash woes might just be found in some cutting-edge technology being developed by Taylor Recycling Facility.

Last Shipment of High-Level Radioactive Waste Leaves Colorado
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Weller, Associated Press

The last shipment of high-level radioactive waste in the $7 billion cleanup of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant rumbled off to a dump site in New Mexico.

Burlco's Recycling Project is Garbage In, Gas Out
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

At the Burlington County landfill, some entrepreneurs have discovered a way to cut the costs of garbage collection, lessen reliance on foreign oil, reduce global warming, and make money all at the same time.

Site Work on New York State Wind Farm Expected to Begin Next Week
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Virkler, Watertown (NY) Daily Times

Construction on the Maple Ridge Wind Farm is scheduled to begin late next week, but don't expect to see turbine parts coming through the north country for a few months.

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