Bill to Keep Animals, Children out of Antifreeze Endorsed
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Walter Rubel, Las Cruces Sun-News
The New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a bill that would require a bittering agent to be put in antifreeze.
City Asked to Pick Sides on Toxics
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Edward Russo, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.
Environmentalists and business people squared off before the Eugene City Council on Monday, arguing either for or against a proposed expansion in the city's hazardous chemical reporting law.
Solar Project on the Hot Spot
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - John G. Edwards, Las Vegas Review-Journal
The chairman of the Nevada Senate Commerce Committee, state Sen. Randolph Towsend, on Wednesday questioned a representative of a solar power development company, Solargenix Energy, about its stalled plans to develop a 50-megawatt, solar thermal power plant in the Eldorado Valley outside of Boulder City.
Firm Ready to Bet on Nuclear Power
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Stan Choe, The Charlotte Observer
Nuclear power may be coming back into vogue in the United States, and companies are looking to jump in.
Groups Oppose Ethanol Proposal
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
As Wisconsin legislators sift through the science behind ethanol and its proposed use in automobile fuel statewide, some high-profile environmental groups are denouncing the "green" alternative, saying it causes more harm than good.
Fuel Cells to Supply Electricity at Sheraton
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon McMahon, The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina announced yesterday that fuel cells will supply two-thirds of the hotel's electricity by the end of the year.
Kenya Seizes Smuggled Baby Chimps Crammed into Cage
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Wangui Kanina, Reuters
Kenya made its biggest seizure of primates in the battle to stop trade in endangered wildlife with the discovery of six baby chimpanzees crammed into a crate at an airport, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Tuesday.
Tired of Lions? Try a Frogging Safari
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
They are voracious predators that make scores of kills each night, many are brilliantly colored and few creatures can match them for raw agility and prowess.
Canada Plans to Buy Kyoto Green Credits Abroad
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Randall Palmer, Reuters
After insisting it would not buy "hot air" from Russia and other countries, the Canadian government said Tuesday it would have go abroad to buy green credits in order to meet its emissions targets under the Kyoto accord.
Ranchers Blame Government for Prairie Dog Damage
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Chet Brokaw, Associated Press
Jerry Heinrichs says that because of the long-running drought across the West, his cattle had to compete with prairie dogs for the grass. And the prairie dogs won.