Corpus Christi, Texas, Firm to Drill for Gas in National Seaside Park's Dunes
December 28, 2004 12:00 AM - James Pinkerton, Houston Chronicle
With the winter sun gleaming on its full, tawny coat, a lone coyote pauses to watch human visitors as they examine a new gas well in a remote corner of Padre Island National Seashore.
Alaska Oil Spill Damage Now Looks Worse
December 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Craig Welch, The Seattle Times
More than 600 oiled seabirds have been spotted near a broken ship off Alaska's Aleutian islands, and federal biologists now suspect hundreds or thousands more will be discovered in coming weeks.
Forest Service Plans Deletes Environmental Protections, Critics Say
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Knight Ridder
The Forest Service Wednesday changed the way it plans management of national forests, shortening the process by years but also eliminating the primary tool used by environmentalists to challenge logging and mining in protected forests.
Missouri Landfill Owner Leads Campaign to Incorporate Shingles into Asphalt
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Jack Naudi, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Few motorists spend time wondering what ingredients went into making the asphalt that helps their tires to grip the road. Dale Behnen, co-owner of Peerless Landfill Inc. near Valley Park, is a notable exception.
Hummer Owners Fuel Rage in Others
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
Dave Breggin eats no red meat, barely waters a drought- resistant fescue lawn and has a highly energy-efficient Arapahoe County home.
Partners Approve Alpine Oil Field Development in Alaska
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage
ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. have given formal approval to development of two small oil and gas deposits near the Alpine oil field, in the Colville River Delta west of Prudhoe Bay.
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.