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Oil-Eating Bacteria May Prove to be a Solution to U.S. Energy Needs
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Wilmoth, The Daily Oklahoman
Hungry bacteria soon could breathe new life into some of Oklahoma's oldest oil fields if University of Oklahoma researcher Joseph Suflita's work proves successful.
Florida Utility to Offer Solar-Power Option for Extra Fee
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Florida Power & Light plans to build a small solar energy facility in South Florida next year as part of a program that encourages electricity customers to pay an extra fee to support clean power.
Ohio Firm Hopes to Produce Electricity from Landfills
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary-Beth McLaughlin, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
A hangar at the Huron County Airport will soon be home to an Ohio company that hopes to turn landfill gas into electricity all over the country.
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.
Water Report: New Yuck!
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Frank Lombardi, Daily News, New York
While New York harbor and the big rivers are getting cleaner, many smaller local waterways are being used as virtual dumping grounds, a City Council report charged yesterday.
Green Gifts, on 'Beyond Organic'
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks
Betsy Taylor, President of the Center for a New American Dream, says it best: "We all know the bad news. But what do each of us know about how personal consumer choices can contribute to the problem -- or the solution?
Web Site Gives Farmers Access to Valuable Commodity -- Chicken Manure
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press
Georgia may be known as the Peach State, but it produces a much more valuable commodity that likely won't make it onto a license plate anytime soon -- chicken manure.
Dow Chemical, GM to Take Fuel Cell Project to Next Stage
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Nelson Antosh, Houston Chronicle
A hydrogen fuel cell being tested since February at Dow Chemical Co.'s complex in Freeport has successfully generated electricity using hydrogen that is less than 100 percent pure, which is prompting an expanded test.
EarthTalk: Is Rinse-Aid Safe for the Environment, and Do I Need to Use it in My Dishwasher?
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
If your region's water source is rich in magnesium and calcium salts ("hard" water), adding rinse-aid to your dishwasher along with the detergent may help prevent streaks and spotting on your glassware and dishes.