Ecosystems

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.

North Carolina 'Tinkerer' Recycles Automotive Antifreeze, Sells it Back to Shops
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Bonner, The Herald-Sun

All but worthless in itself, used motor oil became valuable enough 20 years ago that a network developed to link auto repair shops with re-refiners who turned waste oil into fuel or an ingredient in asphalt.

'Hero of the Planet' Engineer Puts 'Green' Mark on Building Design
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Randy Gragg, Philadelphia Daily News

William McDonough is trying to change the way the world works. McDonough calls "cradle to grave" the Industrial Revolution model of extracting natural resources for products destined for the landfill.

Congress Acts to Preserve Money for Environmental Farming
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The House voted Monday to protect aid to farmers who convert to environmentally sound practices.

EPA Projects Hazardous Waste Sites Growing in Number and Cleanup Costs
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

At the current pace of cleanup work, it could take up to 35 years and $280 billion to fix most of the nation's existing and yet-to-be-discovered hazardous waste sites, the government said Friday.

As Tech Trash Piles Up, E-Junk Recycling Still in its Infancy
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Ellen Simon, Associated Press

When Office Depot, Inc. stores ran an electronics recycling drive last summer that accepted everything from cell phones to televisions, some stores were overwhelmed by the amount of e-trash they received.

New York Recycling Company Pitches Ideas to Bahamian Government
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Levensohn, The Times Herald-Record

Taylor Recycling is going global. Company founder and Chairman Jim Taylor welcomed a delegation from the Bahamas to the company's headquarters yesterday.

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