Soybean Growers Brace for Insect Outbreak
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - John Seewer, Associated Press
Farmers are bracing for what researchers predict will be the return of an insect that attacks soybeans in the Midwest, where most of the crop is grown.
Ask Umbra: This Mortal Soil
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine
Ah, spring is in the air. Or is that smog? Whatever the aroma, it causes one reader to wonder about the environmental impacts of mulching one's garden. Green advice guru Umbra Fisk is a veritable horn of plenty on the topic. Get her advice on the Grist Magazine website.
Myanmar Issues Regulations to Save Decimated Marine Turtle Population
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Eating the meat and eggs of turtles will no longer be allowed under a package of regulations issued by the Myanmar government to save the country's decimated population of marine turtles, a state-run newspaper said Wednesday.
Beached Dolphins Released into Waters off Florida
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Myers, Reuters
Seven stranded rough-toothed dolphins swam to freedom 14 miles offshore in the Florida Straits Tuesday as rescue volunteers released them back into deep waters after two months of rehabilitation.
U.S. Energy Chief Wants Global Push for 'Clean Coal'
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Laurence Frost, Associated Press
U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman called for more international efforts to develop coal as an alternative energy source as ministers met Tuesday to address concerns over the future of the world's energy supplies.
U.S. Zoo Considers Using Animal Waste as Energy Source
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is looking to become the first zoo in the nation to be powered by its own animal waste -- particularly the prodigious piles produced by its pachyderms.
Early Alaska Wildfire Sparks Fears of Tough Season
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters
Alaska's wildfire season got off to an early start this year with more than 4,800 acres of spruce forest ablaze Tuesday, and authorities warned low water levels and high temperatures could mean a tough fire season ahead for the western United States.
Consumer Reports Launches Website for the Green Consumer
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Consumer Reports, the Yonkers, New York-based consumer-product testing and rating organization, has started a new website geared toward the "green" consumer.
Smithfield Foods Receives Eight Environmental Awards
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schlek, Daily Press
Executives with Smithfield Foods stood along the Pagan River on Tuesday and remarked how times have changed since 1997 when they faced the largest water pollution fine ever levied against a Virginia company.
FuelCell Energy Power Plant Running on Waste Byproduct to Generate Stable Electricity for Eco-Community
May 4, 2005 12:00 AM - CSRWire
FuelCell Energy Inc. today announced that one of its 250-kilowatt Direct FuelCell power plants, sold by its Asian distributor Marubeni Corporation, will supply power as part of the electric grid servicing a school, a hospital, apartment buildings and city hall in a planned, renewable energy community on the western coast of Japan.