Potential Tsunami Flood Zones Mapped
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press
A computer model that can predict the impact of a tsunami from the San Francisco Bay area to Alaska is helping scientists plot danger zones in coastal cities to guide emergency planning.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Gets New Director in Golden, Colo.
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
Dan E. Arvizu was named director Tuesday of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden by U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham.
New York to Get Easements on 104,000 Acres of Adirondack Forest
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Garifo, Watertown Daily Times
New York will acquire easements on more than 104,000 acres of Adirondack forest lands in what is described as the third largest land acquisition in the state's history.
21 EU Nations Ready to Make Kyoto Emissions Cuts
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The European Union head office said it approved a further five national emissions trading plans Thursday, as the EU began participating in the Kyoto climate change pact this month.
Solo Drivers of Hybrids to Gain from California Bill
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Mascaro, Daily News, Los Angeles
Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday she will introduce legislation allowing solo motorists to drive hybrid cars in California's freeway car-pool lanes.
Washington State Officials Urges Ban on Group of Fire-Retardant Chemicals
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Warren Cornwall, The Seattle Times
A family of fire-retardant chemicals should be banned amid growing concerns that it is toxic, particularly to fetuses and infants, according to Washington state officials.
Kimberly-Clark ups Ante in Tsunami Relief with Gift to UNICEF
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wis.
Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s cash commitment to support South Asia tsunami disaster relief could hit $1.5 million, the firm has announced.
Farmers Can Receive Compensation for Creating Wildlife Habitats on Untilled Land
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Hughes, Associated Press
Farmers in Arkansas who would like to leave acres of their land untilled to help create wildlife habitats can register for compensation under a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state.
3 Orangeburg, S.C.-Area Plants Release Cancer-Causing Pollutants
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.
Three Times and Democrat Region industrial facilities ranked in the top 100 nationally for releases of cancer-causing pollutants for 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by the Environmental Defense agency.
Thai Rescuers Save Trapped Dolphin, Calf Missing
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Rescuers saved a rare dolphin swept over a Thai beach by the tsunami which devasted shores around the Indian Ocean, but failed to find her calf in a filthy lake left behind by the giant wave.