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Energy 2005 Expo: Sustainable Future, Big Biz or Both? -- A Guest Commentary
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen LaMantia

Energy 2005 Expo, August 14-17 was sponsored by the US Department of Energy’s Efficiency and Renewable Energy division, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and was designed to help US government agencies save tax dollars and, yes, our planet by using energy wisely and converting to renewable energy programs.

Seventy Thousand Homes? Not So Fast, Say Activist Groups
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin Spear, The Orlando Sentinel

Central Florida's real-estate boom is delivering plans for mega-developments at a pace not seen in nearly two decades. As many as 70,000 new homes have been proposed this year alone within 15 projects stretching from north Volusia to south Lake County. They could take a few years or a few decades to rise from what is now mostly vacant land.

Fields in Tsunami-Damaged Aceh Could Take Up To Five Years To Recover
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Farmers have started replanting some fallow fields in Indonesia's tsunami-devastated Aceh province, but it will take up to five years to rehabilitate the hardest-hit areas, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Monday.

Georgia To Allow Underwater Logging, Despite Environmental Concerns
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

Along with regular lumber, Ryan Lee's sawmill supplies wood from sunken cypress and pine logs, which fell into rivers while being rafted to ports and sawmills during the heyday of Southern logging in the 1800s and early 1900s.

Rumsfeld Links Environmental Protections to Exposure of U.S. Troops in Iraq
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Cheryl Wittenauer, Associated Press

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld warned Monday that procedures designed to protect the environment can sometimes jeopardize U.S. troops and should be balanced against military needs. "When those concerns are not balanced, the consequence can be unfortunate," he told those gathered here for a White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation.

Energy 2005 Expo: Sustainable Future, Big Biz or Both?
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen LaMantia

(By Karen LaMantia) Energy 2005 Expo, August 14-17 was sponsored by the US Department of Energy’s Efficiency and Renewable Energy division, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and was designed to help US government agencies save tax dollars and, yes, our planet by using energy wisely and converting to renewable energy programs. Though intended for the military, big government agencies and large corporations, the Energy Expo still had hope, good ideas and great technology options to offer for the rest of us. Fortunately, there was evidence of many helpful programs and useful technologies to make change possible on the ground, in our air, in our neighborhoods and maybe in our oil-seeking foreign policy, present at the Expo.

After Promising Start, North Dakota Fish Farming Kaput
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Dale Wetzel, Associated Press

North Dakota's fish farming industry, regarded as a promising alternative to livestock production more than a decade ago, has virtually vanished -- and industry experts say it isn't likely to reappear.

Daihatsu To Release First Hybrid Commercial Minivehicle
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Daihatsu Motor Co. said Monday it will release a commercial minivehicle next month that is powered by an electric-gasoline hybrid system, the first of its kind in the industry.

Researchers Seek To End Dump Stink
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Burlew, Tallahassee Democrat

Jeff Chanton and Tarek Abichou have found a surprisingly good use for broken beer bottles, foam packing peanuts and other unwanted stuff that typically takes up space in landfills.

USA Technologies Displays Energy Management Products at EPA Air Innovations Show
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

USA Technologies last week demonstrated to the Nation's environmental professionals its energy management products designed to help reduce harmful pollutants from the atmosphere.

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