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IC Interconnect Wafer Bumping Services Are Environmentally Friendly with Lead-Free Solder
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

IC Interconnect, a wafer bumping service company, announces its lead-free bumping capabilities, available now as a standard service offering.

Ranking of Top Corporate Air Polluters: Toxic 100 Index
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts (PERI) announced that their ranking of top corporate air polluters will now be called the Toxic 100.

EPA Issues Annual Fuel Mileage Booklet
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The EPA has issued its annual fuel mileage guide with complete ratings for the 2005 car model year.

Tank Overheats at Oil Refinery in U.S. Virgin Islands
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Officials evacuated several workers at an oil refinery Wednesday after a tank holding a mixture of crude oil and water overheated, producing a large vapor cloud.

Scientists Crack DNA Code of Rice
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press

An international team of scientists has deciphered the genetic code of rice, an advance that should speed improvements in a crop that feeds more than half the world's population.

EU Blames Drought, Human Negligence for Rise in Forest Fires in Southern Europe
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Associated Press

Drought and human negligence are to blame for the recent rise in forest fires across Europe, the European Union's head office said Wednesday, warning the situation in southern Europe remained precarious.

Barges Lighten Loads, Hope for Rain as Drought Lowers River Levels
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press

As the Midwest's worst drought in 17 years continues to lower inland rivers, Larry Daily and other barge operators shake their heads at sunny skies and hope for rain -- lots of it -- to buoy their cargos, spirits and bottom lines.

Carbonfund.org Makes it Possble to Offset Business, Home and Travel Climate Footprint
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

As a socially responsible business or individual concerned about climate change, what do you do after you've changed your lighting, heating and other energy-using appliances?

Living with the Legacy of 'Away' -- A Guest Commentary
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

What do you do with waste? Why, you throw it away, of course. But think about the term, "throw it away." Where exactly is this "away" place and what happens to things when they get there?

Agricultural Fires Jump by 60 Percent in Brazilian Amazon State
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The number of fires in a large Amazon state has jumped by nearly 60 percent, stirring fears of a destructive burning season, environmental officials said Wednesday.

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