Studies Show Captive Elephant Breeding Difficult
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Angela K. Brown, Associated Press
Elephants in zoos are living as long as those in the wild, but their population in captivity is dwindling because it is so difficult to breed them, according to studies released Friday.
Scientist Says Prairie Dogs Have Own Language
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Tania Soussan, Associated Press
Prairie dogs, those little pups popping in and out of holes on vacant lots and rural rangeland, are talking up a storm. They have different "words" for tall human in yellow shirt, short human in green shirt, coyote, deer, red-tailed hawk and many other creatures.
New York Recycling Company Pitches Ideas to Bahamian Government
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Levensohn, The Times Herald-Record
Taylor Recycling is going global. Company founder and Chairman Jim Taylor welcomed a delegation from the Bahamas to the company's headquarters yesterday.
Competition Forces Arizona Shrimp Farmers to Seek Niche
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Sandy Yang, Associated Press Writer
When Gary Wood opened a shrimp farm in the desert nine years ago, people told him it couldn't work.
Higher Energy Prices Begin to Alter Americans' Housing, Lifestyle Choices
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Patrice Hill, The Washington Times
Record high energy prices haven't ended America's love affair with big cars and houses, but they have accelerated a trend toward living closer to downtown and looking for ways to cut fuel costs.
Japan Railway Wants Fuel Cell Trains on The Track in Next 6 Years
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun
Studies are under way to get a fuel cell-powered, nonpolluting, low-noise train into service by about 2010, the Railway Technical Research Institute said Monday.
Orangeburg, S.C., Chemical Plant Honored for Safety Standards
December 5, 2004 12:00 AM - The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.
As a testament to maintaining environmental, health and safety standards as well as community involvement, employees at Orangeburg's Albemarle Corp. plant have made it back-to-back victories in the annual Responsible Care Achievement Award given by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association.
Mountain Iron, Minn., Taconite Mine Wrestles with Wastewater Disposal
December 4, 2004 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn.
Where do you put 7.2 million gallons of unwanted water every day?
International Paper, New York State to Hear Concerns on Conservation Deal
December 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Corey Fram, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.
International Paper Co. and state officials will meet soon with leaders of four towns that opposed their property being included in a conservation deal between the two.
Creative Gift-Giving Ideas that are Easy on the Planet AND Your Wallet
December 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Tex Dworkin, Global Exchange
Are you sick of the same old dilemma? You feel obligated to buy gifts you can't afford for people who won't like them only to imagine them ending up in some landfill anyway? Or after you meticulously unwrap each of your gifts to save the paper for 'next time' your Aunt Edith throws it out anyway?