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Dead Trees Give Birth to Businesses
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Silva, San Bernadino Country Sun

Eric Herkins sold his mountain home and lived in a tent so he could buy a tree skidder, a machine that can grab and haul logs. The 43-year-old took the bold gamble a few years ago when trees started dying by the thousands as the bark-beetle crisis raced across the San Bernardino Mountains.

Save The World Air, Inc. Signs Its First Distributor Agreement for the Sale of Its ZEFS Devices
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Save The World Air, Inc. today announced that it has entered into its first distributor agreement, for the sale of its ZEFS devices in the North American Original Equipment Manufactures (OEM) and after-market for motorcycles.

EPA Announces Environmental Bioinformatics Centers in North Carolina and New Jersey
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

EPA has awarded $9 million in grants to establish two environmental bioinformatics centers that merge computer science, biology, and toxicology to predict hazardous outcomes and advance the field of human health and ecological risk assessment.

Study: Environmentally Friendly Buildings Also Most Market Friendly
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM -

A new study led by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has shown a clear link between the environmental friendliness of a building and its market value.

More Than a Thousand Birds Covered in Oil after Spill off Denmark's East Coast
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Danish coast guard helicopter searched Sunday for an oil slick that covered more than a thousand birds in the Kattegatt Sea between Denmark and Sweden.

Scientists Unsure of How To Protect River
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists say they still don't know how to protect the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon without disrupting water and power production upstream.

Australia Uses New Methods To Protect Whales
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fierce whale-hunting opponent Australia said on Friday it was expanding the use of satellite and DNA technology to track and research whales as it seeks to overturn the killing of whales for scientific purposes.

U.S. Military Realignment Plans for Japan Face Strong Local Criticism
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Plans to realign U.S. military forces in Japan triggered plans for protest rallies and drew harsh opposition from local officials and citizens' groups, who say the burden of hosting the troops is just being shifted from one community to another.

Birds Vs. Windmills Battle Heads to Calif. Courts
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Carolyn Abate, Reuters

The wind farm at Altamont Pass produces clean electricity for tens of thousands of homes. The windmills also kill a large number of migratory birds passing through the region east of San Francisco.

Nerve Agent Destruction Halted in Indiana after 500-Gallon Wastewater Spill
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Army contractors halted operations Saturday at a western Indiana complex built to destroy a deadly nerve agent after nearly 500 gallons of caustic wastewater spilled in a contained area.

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