Ecosystems

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.

Poverty, Graft at Root of Philippine Tragedy
December 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Stuart Grudgings and Roli Ng, Reuters

Saturnino Monreal remembers when there were more large trees than people around his village on the eastern Philippine coast, close to where hundreds have died in floods and landslides this week.

Once-Cozy Company Town Divided on Plan to Sell Water to Nestle
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Brian Melley, Associated Press

It's fitting that the snowcapped crown of Mount Shasta looms over this old lumber town like spring water promotion -- two major bottling plants are located at its base and a third is on the way.

Newmont Positive on Indonesia Despite Legal Case
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Jerry Norton, Reuters

Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM.N) is positive about its Indonesia operations despite allegations of pollution that could bring legal charges against executives and a company unit, a Newmont vice president said on Thursday.

Reawakened Mount St. Helens is Washington State's New Top Polluter
December 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Washington state's top polluter isn't a pulp mill, a power plant or refinery. It's the newly awakened Mount St. Helens.

Builders Turn More Toward Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Will Shanley, The Denver Post

Construction companies, Bob Vila-types and architecture firms for years shied away from environmentally friendly products, citing high costs as a deterrent.

Booming China Awash in 'Out of Control' Acid Rain
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's explosive economic growth is outpacing environmental protection efforts, leaving the country awash in "out of control" acid rain, the China Daily said Tuesday.

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