Missouri Landfill Owner Leads Campaign to Incorporate Shingles into Asphalt
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Jack Naudi, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Few motorists spend time wondering what ingredients went into making the asphalt that helps their tires to grip the road. Dale Behnen, co-owner of Peerless Landfill Inc. near Valley Park, is a notable exception.
Chavez Land Crusade Eyes UK-Owned Venezuelan Ranch
December 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Pascal Fletcher, Reuters
A cattle ranch in Venezuela owned by one of Britain's richest families may become a test case in President Hugo Chavez's crusade to redistribute land to the poor as part of his leftist revolution.
Avocado Oil, Taco Grease Fuel Eco-Bus in Mexico
December 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters
Ecologists toured Mexico City taco stands and sushi bars Wednesday to refuel an old school bus with waste cooking oil that will power the next leg of a green-awareness tour from California to Costa Rica.
Bangor, Maine, Activists Target 'Persistent Polluters'
December 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News
More than 300,000 pounds of long-lasting toxic chemicals were released into Maine's environment over two years, according to state and federal pollution data.
Students Give New Life to Unwanted Computers
December 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Kerry McGinley, The Gazette
Don't tell Santa, but a workshop in Colorado Springs is filled with young people happily hacking electronics to bits.
Britain Decides to Bury Foreign Nuclear Waste
December 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Alfred de Montesquiou, Associated Press
Britain has agreed to bury foreign nuclear waste in the country, reversing a 30-year policy.
China in Olympic-Size Stink over Dumped Dead Pets
December 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
Residents of Beijing are worried that the careless disposal of dead pets is hurting their campaign for a "green" Olympic Games to be held in the capital in 2008, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.
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.
Off-Road Vehicle Advocacy Group Wins a Battle for Access to Utah Public Lands
December 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Joe Baird, The Salt Lake Tribune
An off-road vehicle advocacy group has won one and lost one in an ongoing battle to maintain motorized access on Utah public lands.
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.