Schwarzenegger Makes Democrat new California EPA Chief
December 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.
In a move cheered by environmentalists, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday tapped Alan Lloyd, chairman of the state's Air Resources Board, to be secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Rincon Indian Tribe Donates San Diego-Area Casino Land for Endangered Toad
December 16, 2004 12:00 AM - James May, Indian Country Today
It is not often that stories that involve the construction of a tribal casino and involvement by the federal and county governments actually have a happy and easy ending, but that was the case recently near the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians.
Couple Finds Attractive Way to Recycle Shopping Bags
December 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Alisha A. Pina, The Providence Journal
The reactions are usually shock, then disbelief, then a thorough inspection and finally a quick feel when the Morins tell people the material of their crocheted handbags.
Citizens' Groups Raise Concerns at Honeywell
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Joe Walker, The Paducah Sun, Ky.
Citizens' groups in two states want regulators to close a uranium mill in Colorado pending an investigation into the safety of 6,000 barrels of calcium fluoride waste shipped to the mill from the Honeywell International plant on U.S. 45 north of here.
Espanola, N.M., Waste Site Gets Cleanup Funds
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Rankin, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
An Espanola Superfund site, considered a top priority by the state, is getting federal funding for cleanup after more than five years on the federal toxic waste priority list.
Crabbers Remain in Limbo After Alaskan Oil Spill
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Craig Welch, The Seattle Times
With jeans matted with engine grease and boots sliding on the frozen deck, Greg Moyer hauled coils of rope off his boat and tried not to feel defeated.
Norwalk, Conn., Company Hopes to Shed Light on its Solar Illuminating Product
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Bosak, The Hour, Norwalk, Conn.
Tucked into a corner of The Golf Training Center in Norwalk is the humble beginnings of Atlantic Daylighting.
Supreme Court's Decision Changes Rules on Toxic Waste Cleanups
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - David Ivanovich, Houston Chronicle
In a decision that could slow the cleanup of the nation's most toxic waste, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Cooper Industries could not be forced to help cover the cost of work at contaminated sites at Dallas' Love Field.
Nuclear Plants in New England Say They Deserve Credit for 'Green' Energy
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe
As the nuclear power industry stages a nationwide comeback, New England is emerging as a major battleground in the industry's campaign to be recognized as a "green" energy source.
`No Surprises' Rules Revived for Development Despite Endangered Species
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press Writer
The Bush administration said Friday it will allow developers to complete construction and other projects even after belated discoveries that the work could endanger protected species.