Sci/tech

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."

International Forum to Take up Acid-Pollution Problem
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Joseph, Centre Daily Times

Penn State scientists and ClearWater Conservancy will convene an international conference of acid-pollution experts to offer their knowledge to state officials facing decisions on the pyrite cleanup at an Interstate 99 construction site at Skytop.

Groups to Appeal Mining Expansion Near Pennsylvania Park
November 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Len Barcousky, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Environmental organizations opposed to mining near McConnell's Mill State Park plan to appeal a state decision to allow expansion of the mining.

Newport News, Va., 'Ghost Fleet' Casts Shadow over Ship-Breaking Business
November 28, 2004 12:00 AM - David Lerman, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.

On an industrial stretch of the Tees River, just across the water from a nuclear power station and chemical plants, four of Virginia's "ghost ships" sit tied to a dock, awaiting disposal.

Uncertainty Lingers On Over Shell's Oil Reserves
November 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Daily Mail, London

Shell jangled investors nerves by warning it will need two more months before its reserves controversy is settled — and before its historic move to unify its structure is put to shareholders. The 2005 annual meeting, due in April, is being put back to June 28.

Automakers May Feel Pressure by CalPERS to Improve Emissions
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Alexa H. Bluth, The Sacramento Bee

California State Controller Steve Westly and CalPERS board member Sean Harrigan want the state's pension fund to lean on automakers to comply with ground-breaking new standards adopted by the state Air Resources Board to help curb global warming.

Wood County, W.Va., Judge Gives DuPont Deal Preliminary Approval
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.

A circuit judge on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a more than $100 million settlement of a lawsuit that alleged DuPont poisoned drinking water supplies here with the toxic chemical C8.

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