EPA Sets Exposure Limit for Rocket Fuel Pollutant
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The government on Friday issued its first safety standard for perchlorate, a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel and explosives and blamed for widespread contamination of drinking water near military sites.
Organic Produce Businesses Start to Grow
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Melanthia Mitchell, Associated Press
Most of Ronny Bell's friends have always been farmers, but tilling the earth was not for this New York transplant. Instead, Bell started an organic produce delivery business that blended healthy eating with convenience.
Group to Examine Possible Cell Phone Risks
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jonathan Fowler, Associated Press Writer
An organization that sets standards for some 100 nations has brokered an accord to help authorities assess the potential health risks facing mobile phone users.
EPA Sides with North Carolina on Pollution Controls for TVA Coal Plants
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn.
Tennessee Valley Authority could be required to install more costly pollution controls on its coal plants next year under a consent agreement signed Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and North Carolina officials pushing to limit smog in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Programs Aim to Help Farmers Conserve Water
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Erin Smith, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.
Area farmers were encouraged to conserve water and were apprised of government programs and insurance policies supporting water conservation at the annual potato and grain conference here this week.
California Lawmaker to Propose Study on Converting Nuclear Plant to Natural Gas
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - David Sneed, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
A proposal to study Diablo Canyon's earthquake safety and the potential for converting the nuclear plant to natural gas has positioned Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee as an ambitious and somewhat contrarian freshman Republican.
Tenth Shipment of Reprocessed Japanese Nuclear Waste Heading Home
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Reprocessed nuclear waste headed for Japan was loaded aboard a ship Thursday for the nearly two-month journey home, France's state-run reprocessing plant said.
California Elks Will Be Sent to Roam Free
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press
Dozens of tule elk will be sent to areas where they can roam freely, from the northern Coast Ranges to the southern Sierra Nevada, in an attempt to restore a native California species that has rebounded from the brink of extinction.
Umbra on What Global Warming Will Mean for Average Folks
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine
A recent environmental-science grad's girlfriend asks him what global warming has got to do with her. He learned good stuff in his classes -- really, he did! -- but he struggles to come up with a straightforward, bite-sized answer. Umbra comes to the rescue with web linkage galore and a lesson in global inequality -- in Ask Umbra, on the Grist Magazine website.
Environmentalists Sue Bush Administration over New Forest Rules
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Environmentalists sued the Bush administration on Thursday over new rules for managing the 192 million acres of national forests.