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Sifter to Speed Ordnance Depot Cleanup
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.

Workers have a new machine to help clean up a former munitions site in northern Suffolk.

PGA Aquifer Shield Elaborate
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Anton Caputo, San Antonio Express-News

They've promised to build a better golf course, one that keeps pesticides and fertilizers from seeping through the rolling fairways and manicured greens into the rocky crevices that feed the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

Eco Depot
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Alison Boggs, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.

If business at the Eco Depot is any indication, the Spokane area is gradually starting to embrace environmentally friendly building.

Columbus, Ohio-Based Plastics Firm Finds New Use for Corn
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Phil Porter, The Columbus Dispatch

A year ago, Plastic Suppliers, which makes the film used in food labels and envelope windows, faced the same problem that dogs most American manufacturers: intense foreign competition.

Low-cost Technology for Environment-Friendly Plastic Developed
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Osaka Gas Co. said Friday it and an ally have developed a low-cost manufacturing technology for a new environmentally friendly but highly heat-resistant plastic that can be recycled with a special type of bacteria.

Dischargers Seek Delay in River Cleanup Plan
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen Dorn Steele, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.

Spokane River dischargers want regulators to delay for at least six months a stringent cleanup plan to reduce the river's phosphorous pollution.

Bears on China Farms Face "Barbaric Cruelty"-Group
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Bears kept on Chinese farms for their bile are suffering barbaric cruelty despite years of attempts by authorities to stem the practice, a Hong Kong-based animal welfare group said on Monday.

EPA Sets Exposure Limit for Fuel Pollutant
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government on Friday issued its first safety standard for perchlorate, a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel and explosives and blamed for widespread contamination of drinking water especially near many military sites.

Organic Produce Businesses Start to Grow
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Melanthia Mitchell, Associated Press

Most of Ronny Bell's friends have always been farmers, but tilling the earth was not for this New York transplant. Instead, Bell started an organic produce delivery business that blended healthy eating with convenience.

Group to Examine Possible Cell Phone Risks
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jonathan Fowler, Associated Press Writer

An organization that sets standards for some 100 nations has brokered an accord to help authorities assess the potential health risks facing mobile phone users.

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