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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.
Bush Looking Anew for Alaska Oil Drilling
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
Republican gains in the Senate could give President Bush his best chance yet to achieve his No. 1 energy priority -- opening an oil-rich but environmentally sensitive Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling.
Marsh Grass Threatens Plants in S.F. Bay
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press
An exotic marsh grass is spreading throughout San Francisco Bay more rapidly than anticipated, threatening native plants and birds and prompting an urgent search for ways to eradicate it.
Companies That Refill Used Inkjet Cartridges Fill Niche in Market
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Deborah Alexander, Omaha World-Herald
When Julianna Leighton tried to refill the inkjet cartridges in her home printer with a do-it-yourself kit, it was a disaster.