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Scrapped Locomotive Engines Power Roanoke Business
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Lois Caliri, Roanoke Times

A steel company in Indonesia might someday fire up a power plant that was built from refurbished locomotive engines in Roanoke.

FedEx West Coast Hub Goes Solar
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jane Roberts, The Commercial Appeal

FedEx Corp. flipped the switch this week in Oakland, Calif., turning its whole West Coast hub into a solar-generating machine and casting a nice glow on a hometown partnership.

Texas Approves Green Plus as Alternative Formulation Solution for Texas Low Emission Diesel
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Biofriendly Corporation announced today that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued a notification approving Biofriendly's Green Plus diesel fuel enhancer as an Alternative Formulation solution when added to standard #2 low sulfur diesel to meet the State's new stringent Texas Low Emission Diesel (TxLED) regulation.

Denver's Oldest Title Insurer to "Close Green," Launching First-Ever Linked Documents Online
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

After recently spending over $2,500 to shred over 3,000 real estate records older than seven years, Zoe Sawyer, vice president of associate development for RE/MAX Southeast, didn't hesitate when one of Denver's oldest and largest title insurance companies, Land Title Guarantee Company, asked her to get her 160 Realtors to "Close Green" and switch to emailed paperless transactions for commitments to insure, corresponding documents and B-2's.

Caterpillars Becoming a Nuisance in Vermont
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Forest tent caterpillars have munched through thousands of acres of trees this year, but state officials don't expect the state's sugar maples to suffer any long term damage.

Firefighters Battle Forest Blaze in Southern Spain
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft renewed efforts Tuesday to douse fires that have burned about 4,000 hectares (9,900 acres) of forest in a national park in southern Spain.

Herbicide-Resistant Weed Plagues California
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

Horseweed was once merely a nuisance to farmers. Now, it's becoming a full-blown nightmare worthy of an agricultural horror flick: scientists in California have found clusters of the weed that are resistant to scores of herbicides, leaving farmers to fight an increasingly formidable and costly foe.

Canadian National Railway May Face Charges Over Alberta Toxic Spill
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

Alberta is eyeing charges against Canadian National Railway for not telling it that a derailment last week might have contaminated a popular lake with a hazardous chemical, a provincial government official said Tuesday.

Sierra Club Honors Three Members of a Mexican Forest Group
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - John Rice, Associated Press

A major U.S. environmental group on Tuesday honored three Mexican forest defenders for risking their lives and liberty to battle rampant logging in the mountains of Guerrero state.

EPA Proposing Radiation Exposure Limits at Yucca Mountain for One Million Years
August 10, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Conceding there's no way to know what life will be like in a million years, the Environmental Protection Agency nevertheless proposed limits Tuesday on how much radiation a person should be exposed to from a nuclear waste dump in that distant time.

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