Interim Storage Needed to Supplement Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump, House Subcommittee Says
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press
A House spending panel is directing the Energy Department to start sending nuclear waste to an interim storage site next year, a shift from the Bush administration's focus on the troubled Yucca Mountain dump in Nevada.
In School Cafeterias, Trash Piling High Despite Recycling Efforts
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Ben Feller, Associated Press
As students walk by with their lasagna, snacks and fruit, Sally Oswald sees a cafeteria routine that most parents do not. This is no lunch line. It's a trash line. Students at Hammond Elementary toss away half-eaten apples, untouched sandwiches and portions of pizza slices.
U.S. Virgin Islands Should Use Caribbean Sun, Switch to Solar Energy, Says Official
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press
U.S. Virgin Islands residents ought to switch to solar power because of skyrocketing oil prices, an official said Thursday. The average electricity bill shot up 3.7 percent this month because of the rising cost of oil, which the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority burns to generate power.
ENN Weekly: May 9th - 13th
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN
ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news May 9 - 13: The financial impact of global warming, a new manmade island project in the works, backpackers rally to clean up in the wake of the tsunami, and schools address lunchtime waste.
Pesticide Appearing in Watershed
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times
Five years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency moved to phase out homeowner sales of diazinon, a popular lawn insecticide that posed human health risks and had shown up at elevated levels in Seattle-area streams.
Ocean Trade Increasing, Say Participants in Miami, Fla., Trade Conference
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Doreen Hemlock, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Ocean trade is growing so fast across the Americas that seaports, railways, roads and other transport systems need to be expanded fast to handle the soaring cargo traffic.
Ameren to Spend up to $1.4 Billion on Pollution Control over Four Years
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Salter, Associated Press
Utility Ameren Corp. plans to spend up to $1.4 billion over the next four years to bring coal-burning power plants in Missouri and Illinois into compliance with federal emissions guidelines.
Gas Prices Starting to Ease
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
Gas prices have eased just as the traditional driving season begins in earnest.
German Cabinet Approves Tax Breaks for Diesel Cars with Soot Filters
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The German government on Wednesday approved plans to offer a tax break of up to euro350 (US$450) to owners of diesel-powered cars fitted with soot-blocking particle filters.
Court Backs Cheney on Energy Meetings
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Charlie Savage, The Boston Globe
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Vice President Dick Cheney will not have to release details about the role of energy executives in private meetings Cheney held to craft national energy strategies, a decision that probably brings an end to a long-running and politically charged lawsuit.