American Eel May Get Federal Protection
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Gorlick, Associated Press
It is one of the creepier creatures on Earth -- a squirming, snakelike fish bound for no real glory beyond its role in sushi or as bait dangling from a fisherman's hook. But it is largely for that reason -- not despite it -- that Tim Watts is taking a stand to protect the American eel, a species he says is in dangerous decline.
California Farmers have until Year's End to Turn in Plans to Clean the Air
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press
The Central Valley's dairy, cotton, fruit and vegetable farms are the newest front in the fight to clean up one of the nation's dirtiest air basins.
Tidal Wave Began Beneath Indian Ocean
December 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Gardiner, Associated Press
The chain reaction that sent enormous, deadly tidal waves crashing into the coasts of Asia and Africa on Sunday started more than six miles beneath the ocean floor off the tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Hummer Owners Fuel Rage in Others
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
Dave Breggin eats no red meat, barely waters a drought- resistant fescue lawn and has a highly energy-efficient Arapahoe County home.
Partners Approve Alpine Oil Field Development in Alaska
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage
ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. have given formal approval to development of two small oil and gas deposits near the Alpine oil field, in the Colville River Delta west of Prudhoe Bay.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Gives Windmills a Spin
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Dave Janoski, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
There's one obvious reason this mountainous, sparsely populated township is poised to become one of the leading areas for wind power in the eastern United States.
Richland, Wash.-Based Utility Mulls Cow Power
December 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Mulick, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash.
Energy Northwest is at a crossroads with its pilot project that turns cow dung into kilowatts.
Santa Barbara, Calif., Construction Company Tapping Power of the Sun
December 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Maria Zate, Santa Barbara News-Press, Calif.
Santa Barbara contractor Joe Campanelli is helping local property owners see the light, or more accurately, the power of light.
Fidel Castro Announces Discovery of Crude Oil Deposit off Cuban Coast
December 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
President Fidel Castro said a crude oil deposit has been discovered off Cuba containing up to 100 million barrels, good news for a country that imports about half the petroleum it needs.
Mexican Authorities Working to Clean up Gulf Oil Spill
December 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz worked to clean up oil and oil-soaked sand and vegetation on Friday after 5,000 barrels of crude into a river leading to the Gulf of Mexico, coating local beaches, federal officials said.