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Advocates Hope Credit Moves Solar Power Beyond Niche
August 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Louis Hau, St. Petersburg Times

The U.S. solar power industry is about to enjoy a moment in the sun. A new federal tax credit for household purchases of solar power equipment -- the first such credit for residential customers in two decades -- will take effect Jan. 1.

JMAR Receives Purchase Orders for Three Advanced Sensor Systems for PCB Monitoring
August 16, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

JMAR Technologies, Inc., has received purchase orders for three READ units from FemtoTrace, Inc. In partnership with FemtoTrace, JMAR is engineering and manufacturing three advanced chemical detection units based on FemtoTrace's READ (Reversal Electron Attachment Detection) technology.

Three Million Gallons of Liquid Manure Spill into Upstate New York River after Leak at Farm
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Three million gallons of liquid manure spilled from a dairy farm and into a nearby river, creating a smelly flow that was blamed for the deaths of thousands of fish.

Malaysia Lifts Emergency as Haze Abates
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Jalil Hamid, Reuters

Malaysia lifted a state of emergency in two areas near the capital on Saturday after air pollution levels fell well below the danger mark, easing the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years.

Judge Reluctant To Create Judicial Oversight of Global Warming
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Larry Neumeister, Associated Press

A federal judge expressed reluctance about beginning judicial oversight of pollution issues that affect global warming as she heard arguments Friday in a complaint brought by eight states against some of the nation's largest power companies.

Municipal Companies Say Their Water is Just as Good as the Bottled Brands, and Cheaper Too
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Hartzell, Associated Press

With the public's insatiable thirst for bottled water, municipal water utilities are tapping into the market to fight competition from profit-making companies. The utilities' message to consumers: Our product is as good as what's found on store shelves -- and less expensive.

Environmentalists Urge Hong Kong Disneyland To Suspend Firework Displays on Polluted Days
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Environmentalists on Saturday urged Hong Kong Disneyland to suspend fireworks displays at the theme park when pollution is bad in the area.

Angling 101: College Offers Class in How To Catch Alaska Fish
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Curt Muse stood on the cobbled shore of a creek, casting a 3-weight fly rod upstream as a dozen students -- all middle-aged or older -- watched. Muse was the day's guest lecturer for the Kenai Fishing Academy, a weeklong class offered four times a summer by Kenai Peninsula College, a branch of the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Environmental Group Slams Indonesian Plan for Huge Plantation in Heart of Borneo Forest
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Indonesia's proposal to build the world's largest palm oil plantation along its border with Malaysia would have a devastating impact on forests, wildlife and the local population, an environmental group warned Monday.

Los Angeles Area Plans To Use Sensors, Cameras To Record Cars' Pollution Emissions
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Sensors and video cameras on Southern California freeways could begin recording pollutants spewing from tailpipes by early next year as part of a program to reduce pollution levels in the smoggiest region of the United States.

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