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Religion Can Be Powerful Tool for Protecting Ecology, Environmentalists Say
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Alisa Tang, Associated Press
Religion can be used to mobilize people to protect the environment because spirituality is closely linked to nature, members of a panel on faith-based conservation said last week.
Group Accuses Administration of Changing Drilling Rule
November 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Suzanne Gamboa, Associated Press
The Sierra Club alleges in a lawsuit that the Bush administration changed a rule so oil and gas producers could more easily drill under national parks from outside their boundaries.
Top Researchers Ask Web Users to Join Science Grid
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Eric Auchard, Reuters
IBM and top scientific research organisations are joining forces in a humanitarian effort to tap the unused power of millions of computers and help solve complex social problems.
U.S. Pump Project May Be Linked to Quake
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A federal facility that pumps salty water 14,000 feet into the Earth's crust probably is associated with a magnitude 3.9 earthquake that struck the Utah-Colorado border this month, an official said.
Recycled Shipping Containers Make a Splash in Construction Scene
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Jody Snider, Daily Press
The steel cargo shipping containers routinely unloaded at ports like the Port of Hampton Roads one day could be used in the construction of homes, businesses and even office buildings.
Incinerator Turns Garbage into Electricity
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - William Glanz, The Washington Times
Juan Murphy is perched high above a mountain of urban detritus that just keeps growing. His job is to keep carving away so the heaving trash pile doesn't overtake him.
Group Says Forest Service Fails to Monitor Grazing
November 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary Perea, Associated Press
An environmental group accused the U.S. Forest Service of failing to adequately monitor livestock grazing allotments in New Mexico and Arizona and allowing overgrazing.
Arctic Thaw Could Open Vast Oil and Gas Region
November 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
An accelerating thaw of the Arctic may open vast regions for oil and gas exploration but that brings worries of spills in the fragile environment, experts said on Thursday.
Environmentalists Sue over Snowmobile Plan in Yellowstone National Park
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press
Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over the National Park Service's plan for allowing snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park for the next three winters.
Expo on Eco-Building Focuses on Turning Portland, Ore., 'Green'
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Randy Gragg, The Oregonian
Portland has long enjoyed a reputation for being "green" -- environmentally conscious. But more than 5,000 of the greenest of the green will judge for themselves at the nation's leading eco-friendly building conference.