Air Pollution Lower, Still a Threat, Report Says
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Ryan Pearson, Associated Press
Fewer Americans have had to breathe unhealthy levels of smog or microscopic soot in recent years, but air pollution remained a threat in counties where more than half the nation lives, the American Lung Association said in an annual report Thursday.
Standing Room Only at New Australian Cemetery
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
It will be standing room only for those being buried at a new Australian cemetery that aims to provide cheap, environmentally friendly burials.
Right-Wingers Running Full Court Press
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Buck Parker, Earthjustice
(By Buck Parker) The federal judiciary has the unfortunate distinction of being the target de jour of far-right extremists in Congress. While the impetus for Tom DeLay and John Cornyn’s recent spat of inflammatory proclamations against federal judges was seemingly unrelated to environmental protection, their comments reflect a larger scheme to reshape federal courts with disastrous consequences for our nation’s natural heritage.
New Environment-Friendly Technology Developed
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International
The painting industry was regarded during the bubble economy as a typical example of a dirty and dangerous industry and treated as a nuisance to the environment. But painting artisans' skills developed in the city of Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, are going to bear fruit as new environmentally friendly technologies.
University Mulls Proposal to Grow Gilia for Developer
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Sukhjit Purewal, The Monterey County Herald
CSU-Monterey Bay may be getting into the environmental mitigation business -- for a price. The university is considering a proposal from developers to grow 150 acres of the endangered sand gilia plant on campus.
SBC California Joins the California Climate Action Registry
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
SBC California, subsidiary of telecom giant SBC, has joined a group of corporate environmental leaders as a new member of the California Climate Action Registry.
Cousteau Grandson Backs Windmill Park Plan
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The grandson of marine scientist Jacques Cousteau is backing a proposal to build an energy producing windmill park in the Atlantic Ocean, four miles south of Long Island.
Turning Rotten Garbage into Gold
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven Oberbeck, The Salt Lake Tribune
If it is buried long enough, even garbage can start smelling like money. With that in mind, the Trans-Jordan Landfill in West Jordan is tapping into a treasure trove of natural gas produced by the slowly decaying layers of buried baby diapers, discarded spaghetti noodles, soggy grass clippings and used coffee grinds.
Kangaroo Leather Sales Bill Advances in California
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
California lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would lift the state's blanket ban on the sale of products made from kangaroo leather.
Wind Energy Industry Sets Sails for Good Year during 2005
April 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Eerin Waldner, The Bakersfield Californian
2005 is shaping up to be a good year for the American wind energy industry, a trade organization said Tuesday. The American Wind Energy Association in Washington, D.C., said it expects the industry to install 2,500 megawatts of new capacity this year. That's enough energy to serve about 700,000 homes.