G8 Leaders' Cars to Use Eco-Fuel Made from Straw
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
When leaders of the world's major industrialized nations meet next week, their cars will run on a blend that contains a fuel made from straw, which its Canadian makers say can help in the battle against climate change.
Sanctuary for Donkeys, the Backbone of Ethiopia
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press
In a country where only half the population can afford or find medical treatment, a high-tech donkey clinic with its very own ambulance service may seem excessive. But not to the Ethiopian farmers who rely on these sure-footed, stoic beasts of burden.
On Beyond Organic: Urban Sprawl
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks
In just ten years, the town of Antioch (Bay Area) has grown from 62,200 to 90,500 residents, and is expected to reach 120,000 by 2025, according to research by the Greenbelt Alliance. But at what cost?
Man-Made Reef May Make Amends for San Onofre's Environmental Damage
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Sisson, North County Times
Like an underwater field of dreams, they built it and the kelp came. A team of Southern California research biologists last week released their draft report on the success of an experimental test reef built to make amends for the death of giant kelp forests caused by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Congress Requests Review of Hanford Waste Plant
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press
In the latest setback to the government's largest construction project, a congressional subcommittee is calling for an investigation into a multibillion-dollar waste treatment plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Cambodia's Leader to Attend Summit of Six-Nation Mekong Group in China
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Cambodia's prime minister said Wednesday he will travel to China next week for talks with leaders and government officials from five neighboring countries about regional infrastructure development.
Land Trade Targets Wildlife Refuge's Oil and Gas
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters
South of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and heavily overshadowed by the national debate over it, a separate slice of protected Alaska landscape is being eyed for oil and gas drilling.
Bioterror Report on Milk Concerns Feds
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
A scientific article that says terrorists could poison thousands of people through the milk supply -- withheld at first at the government's request -- is being published despite continuing objections after the National Academy of Sciences concluded it wouldn't help attackers.
E85, Ethanol Fuel, Lures Price- and Eco-Conscious Motorists
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Karnowski, Associated Press
Like lots of motorists, Chuck Nye thought he had no choice but to grin and bear it as rising gas prices made filling up his minivan a painful experience. But then he heard a radio ad promoting E85 -- a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline -- that sells for an average of about 45 cents per gallon less than regular unleaded.
Electronic-Equipment Recycler Secures Data, Serves Environment
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Teddy Kider, The Frederick News-Post, Maryland
Deep inside a dimly lit warehouse filled with towers of oversized cardboard boxes and piles of electronic equipment, three workers picked at personal computers. They stripped the systems of metal and wire, separating elements and placing them in appropriate containers.