Chemicals Approved to Battle Soybean Rust in Virginia
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Greg Edwards, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va.
The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Virginia emergency exemptions to use six agricultural chemicals in the battle against soybean rust.
Group Concerned about Legislation's Wording, its Affect on Energy Facilities
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Incantalupo, Newsday, Melville, N.Y.
A public advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader is warning that language quietly added by Washington lawmakers last month to appropriations legislation endangers state and local influence on the siting of energy facilities within their borders, such as the $700-million floating natural gas terminal proposed for eastern Long Island Sound.
Builders Turn More Towards Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall
November 30, 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.
Oil-Eating Bacteria May Prove to be a Solution to U.S. Energy Needs
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Wilmoth, The Daily Oklahoman
Hungry bacteria soon could breathe new life into some of Oklahoma's oldest oil fields if University of Oklahoma researcher Joseph Suflita's work proves successful.
Florida Utility to Offer Solar-Power Option for Extra Fee
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Florida Power & Light plans to build a small solar energy facility in South Florida next year as part of a program that encourages electricity customers to pay an extra fee to support clean power.
Ohio Firm Hopes to Produce Electricity from Landfills
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary-Beth McLaughlin, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
A hangar at the Huron County Airport will soon be home to an Ohio company that hopes to turn landfill gas into electricity all over the country.
Washington State Panel Seek Solution to Electronic Waste Disposal Issue
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.
Tons of potentially hazardous waste is piling up in household storage areas, closets, spare rooms and garages throughout the state.
Pennsylvania-Based Armstrong World Industries Reaches Recycling Milestone
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Lancaster New Era, Pa.
The ceiling-tile recycling program of Armstrong World Industries now has reclaimed 20 million square feet of old tiles, the company said Monday.
Ojibwe Tribe, Utility Study Renewable Energy in Minnesota
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Kuchera, Duluth News-Tribune
The Fond du Lac Ojibwe Band in Cloquet, Minn., is exploring the potential of using the winds, flowing waters and wood as sources of renewable energy.
Hillary Opposed to Highway to South Pole
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest and the first to drive a vehicle to the South Pole, described a U.S. highway to the pole as "terrible."