Coal Recouped
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania is littered with vast, abandoned piles of "boney" -- a mixture of coal, rock and clay that chokes the life out of creeks and streams, turning them a sickly shade of yellowish-orange.

Deal Close on Superfund Site's Cleanup
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Benjamin Y. Lowe, The Philadelphia Inquirer

East Whiteland Township and the owner of the Cyprus Foote Mineral Co. Superfund site are nearing an agreement on how to clean up the former lithium processing site.

A Computer Recycler's Big Job
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

David Zimet's New Jersey warehouse is where computers go to die -- or in some cases, to get a new life.

Biodiesel To Be Distributed for Boaters Through Port Everglades
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Turnbell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

More South Florida boaters may soon be turning to vegetables to run their engines. By mid-April, TransMontaigne, one of the largest fuel terminal operators at Port Everglades, will begin offering biodiesel products.

Time Ticking on Nuclear Waste Decision
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune

As the U.S. extends the life of its nuclear plants far into the future, a potentially critical question remains: Where will the reactors' intensely radioactive waste be stored for thousands of years to come?

Mitsubishi Motors, Heavy Eye Joint Development of Fuel-Cell Car
February 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. are considering joint development of an environment-friendly fuel-cell vehicle as part of the struggling automaker's revival effort under the heavy machinery maker's leadership, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.

500 Hours Achieved in Biomass Power Generation
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

An Osaka-based company on Friday succeeded in generating electricity with biomass fuels for 500 consecutive hours, one of the longest records in the world, at a test facility in Yamaguchi City, company officials said.

Florida Revisits Manatee Status
February 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Ludmilla Lelis, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla.

State wildlife officials took a jump Thursday toward potentially taking manatees off the endangered-species list, rejecting environmentalists' concerns that Florida's classification system is flawed.

Environmental Group Says Oil and Gas Wells in Western States not Being Inspected Enough
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - SUE MAJOR HOLMES, Associated Press Writer

An environmental group says oil and gas wells in five western states aren't being inspected often enough, and the inspections that are done are more likely for production than ecological concerns.

Trees Could Grow Cash for DuPage
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - John Biemer, Chicago Tribune

Budget constraints over the last few years might have inspired a few government officials to dream of ways to grow money on trees. But now a leading conservation group is pushing an innovative way to raise money by growing trees -- and DuPage County is taking it seriously.

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