October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Tarter, Journal Star
The 16,000 square-foot warehouse at 401 NE Rock Island Avenue in Peoria is piled high with computers and televisions -- all used. It's the place where Recycling for Illinois, a not-for-profit recycling company, seeks to stem the tide of an onrushing sea of electronic appliances.
Denmark-Based Group Urges Halt in Fishing for Threatened Deep-Sea Species
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A Denmark-based marine research group on Tuesday called for a halt in fishing for several threatened deep-sea species, including the orange roughy, the roundnose grenadier, the Portuguese dogfish and the leafscale gulper shark.
Environmental Studies Waived in Push for New Oil, Gas Drilling
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
In an aggressive push by the Bush administration to open more public land to oil and gas production, the Interior Department has quit conducting environmental reviews and seeking comments from local residents every time drilling companies propose new wells.
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter H. Gleick, the Pacific Institute
By Peter H. Gleick As New Orleans dries out and some semblance of normalcy begins to return for its luckier residents, we are just starting to think about the lessons that will have to be learned. But it is not too early to see that a series of missteps, mistakes, and human mismanagement of our natural resources, especially water resources and our climate, made things far worse than they would otherwise have been. For skeptics who think that our wealth and economic strength insulate us from our natural world, Hurricane Katrina is an urgent wake-up call.
Sniffing Out Crop Pests, Naturally
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Eve Hightower, Appeal-Democrat, Calif.
John Post has a nose for trouble. He and his father, George "Randy" Post, are agricultural consultants who can sniff out mites, pesky little bugs that can hinder orchard crop production by consuming the leaves.
'Clean Coal' Push Concerns Environmental Activists
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazeztte
Coalfield state environmentalists are concerned that the latest push for new "clean coal" plants is ignoring the impact of large-scale mining on mountains, forests, streams and nearby communities.
Colorado Energy Groups Team To Find Way To Store Energy Created by Wind Farms
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
Two big players in Colorado energy are searching for a way to store the energy generated by wind farms. In a pilot program, Xcel Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory plan to use wind power to create hydrogen fuel.
Coca-Cola, Ford Issue Sustainability Reports
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Two corporate giants, Ford and Coca-Cola, released their sustainability reports this week.
Whole Foods Market Establishes Whole Planet Foundation
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Whole Foods Market, the natural and organic foods supermarket company, will donate five percent of total company sales from United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on October 25th to entrepreneurial opportunities for the poor through the newly-created Whole Planet Foundation.
Brazil Races Supplies to Towns Stranded by Amazon Drought
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Muello, Associated Press
Military ships and cargo planes loaded with food raced Monday to supply Amazon River communities stranded by drought, while sporadic rains raised hopes that the worst dry spell in decades could be ending.