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EPA Terminates Contract with Computer Recycling Firm
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

A large company that employs federal prisoners has lost a contract to recycle computers for the federal government, after a challenge from small, privately owned recyclers who said the $800 million corporation represented unfair competition.

Boosting Wind-Energy Standards to Mean 'Significant New Benefits,' Group Says
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie Breaux, Odessa American

The time is ripe for members of the Texas Legislature to approve a bill increasing renewable energy production standards, Public Citizen of Texas say.

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 14-18
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The world reacted to the beginning of the Kyoto era this week.

Farmland Advocate Promotes Agricultural Easements
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve E. Swenson, The Bakersfield Californian

A local farmland advocate wants to gauge the community's interest in preserving farmland through voluntary agricultural easements.

Massachusetts Making Boundary Change that Could Limit Planned Offshore Windmills
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Massachusetts officials are trying to redefine the state's coastline in a move that could give them more control over a proposed electricity-generating wind farm off the shore of Cape Cod.

Russia's UES Close to Large Kyoto-Linked Deals
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Bullough, Reuters

Russian electricity giant Unified Energy System, which accounts for 2 percent of global greenhouse gases, is close to signing 30 Kyoto-linked deals to slash emissions by 20 million tonnes a year, it said on Wednesday.

Seizing Their Chance, Conservationists Join Forces to Push Bills
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Cole, The Oregonian

Senate Democrats and conservationists gathered on the Willamette River's frigid banks Tuesday to announce the "most important" water quality proposal in 30 years, another in a long line of environmental protections they have championed.

Defecating Pandas Expand Their Horizons
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A study of giant panda poo in China has proved the endangered animals are expanding their horizons, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

In a New Mexico Desert Town, Residents Stake Their Future on Uranium
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Barnes, Associated Press

Like many others in this former boomtown, Mayor James Brown knows more about isotopes, centrifuges and uranium-235 than your average college student. Brown's recent crash course in nuclear physics was a prerequisite: Many of his constituents are counting on the jobs and economic trickle-down that are being promised if a $1.3 billion (euro1.02 billion) uranium enrichment plant that would make fuel for nuclear power plants comes to town.

New Global Network Aims for Tsunami Warning System
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A global tsunami warning system to get critical information to people in the path of the potentially deadly waves was approved Wednesday as a top priority for the world's climate experts.

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