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Northeastern Pennsylvania Gives Windmills a Spin
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Dave Janoski, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
There's one obvious reason this mountainous, sparsely populated township is poised to become one of the leading areas for wind power in the eastern United States.
Richland, Wash.-Based Utility Mulls Cow Power
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Mulick, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash.
Energy Northwest is at a crossroads with its pilot project that turns cow dung into kilowatts.
Santa Barbara, Calif., Construction Company Tapping Power of the Sun
December 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Maria Zate, Santa Barbara News-Press, Calif.
Santa Barbara contractor Joe Campanelli is helping local property owners see the light, or more accurately, the power of light.
Fidel Castro Announces Discovery of Crude Oil Deposit off Cuban Coast
December 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
President Fidel Castro said a crude oil deposit has been discovered off Cuba containing up to 100 million barrels, good news for a country that imports about half the petroleum it needs.
Mexican Authorities Working to Clean up Gulf Oil Spill
December 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz worked to clean up oil and oil-soaked sand and vegetation on Friday after 5,000 barrels of crude into a river leading to the Gulf of Mexico, coating local beaches, federal officials said.
China Approaches Canada in search for New Oil Sources
December 24, 2004 12:00 AM - The Times of India
China's thirst for oil has brought it to the doorstep of the United States. Chinese energy companies are on the verge of striking ambitious deals in Canada in efforts to win access to some of the most prized oil reserves in North America.
Italian Cities Clamp down on High-Polluting Cars
December 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
Citizens in one Alpine region of northern Italy have been walking or taking the bus to work since a curfew on more polluting cars and scooters came into force this month.
Newmont Admits Emitting Mercury in Indonesia, Denies Health Impact
December 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
A U.S. mining company has admitted that it released tons of mercury into the air and water over a period of years at one of its Indonesian gold mines, but denied that it had any health impact on people.
Avocado Oil, Taco Grease Fuel Eco-Bus in Mexico
December 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters
Ecologists toured Mexico City taco stands and sushi bars Wednesday to refuel an old school bus with waste cooking oil that will power the next leg of a green-awareness tour from California to Costa Rica.
EPA Fines Phoenix-Based Copper Mining Firm for Emissions Report Errors
December 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Thomas Stauffer, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Asarco Inc. $80,000 for errors the company made in reporting emissions at its copper smelter in Hayden.