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DEP Urged to Protect Pennsylvania's Environment from Toxic Mercury
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture), joined by representatives from health care, sporting, women's rights, faith-based, children's advocacy and conservation organizations, today called for Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to put the health of citizens above politics and continue working on new regulations to reduce toxic mercury from the state's coal-fired power plants.

EPA Recognizes Starbucks as Among Largest Green Power Purchasers in the US
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Starbucks Coffee Company recently joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, taking the #22 spot on the Partnership’s Top 25 List of largest green power purchases in the United States.

EarthNews Radio: Student Energy Campaign
August 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The "Road to Detroit Campaign" is happening this summer, and will end in Detroit where students will call for more fuel efficient cars, and a broader dialogue about energy policy in general. Jerry Kay spoke to Jamie Henn, an organizer of the Road to Detroit Campaign.

$100 Million Settlement Reached To Remove Century-Old Montana Dam
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

Officials said they reached a $100 million settlement for removing a century-old dam built where the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers meet, along with some of the toxic mud behind it.

Newmont Executive Confident about Winning Pollution Trial in Indonesia
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

An American who heads the Indonesian branch of the world's largest gold producer goes on trial Friday, insisting he and his company will be cleared of charges that they polluted a bay and sickened villagers.

Weather Service Predicts Many More Hurricanes This Year
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Note to the millions of people living near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts: Be prepared to batten down the hatches, it'll be a rougher than normal season for tropical storms. Hurricane forecaster Gerry Bell said a combination of warmer waters, low wind shear and low pressure, as well as the jet stream, favor storm formation.

EPA Says Illegal Sodium Cyanide Sales Centered in North Dakota
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - James MacPherson, Associated Press

Illegal sales of sodium cyanide to beekeepers across the country -- uncovered when three barrels of the deadly chemical tumbled off a truck -- have been traced to a single distributor in North Dakota, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

Forest Fires in Indonesia Blanket Malaysian Cities with Unhealthy Haze
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra province covered Malaysia's main city Kuala Lumpur and 32 other towns Tuesday with a smoky haze that reduced visibility to as low as one kilometer (half a mile). The Department of Environment said air quality in an area in central Perak state was "unhealthy," and it downgraded air quality in 32 other areas nationwide, including Kuala Lumpur, from "good" to "moderate."

Green For Good Launches Website Featuring Nearly 1400 Green, Organic and Eco-Friendly Products
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Addressing the growing popularity of ecologically friendly products in the marketplace, Green for Good, LLC has launched a new website,

Suit Fights Ethanol Mandate
August 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee

California's attorney general sued the U.S. government Monday to wipe out the federal rule requiring the use of ethanol in California gas tanks. But new federal energy legislation awaiting President Bush's signature could soften the ethanol requirement and possibly render the lawsuit meaningless, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Bill Lockyer acknowledged.

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