Japanese Court Revokes Freeze on Government's Land Reclamation Project
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A Japanese court on Monday revoked an earlier order issued to the government to halt a massive land reclamation project in southwestern Japan because it was damaging the environment.
Report Warns Oil Spill Funds Will Be Empty by 2009
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The federal fund used to clean up oil spills nationwide will be drained by 2009, in part because cleanups cost more than authorities collect from those responsible, according to a Coast Guard study released Monday.
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano a Big Polluter
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Serafin, Associated Press
Kilauea volcano, one of Hawaii's most popular tourist attractions, is also by far the state's worst air polluter. Researchers now are trying to determine if that also makes it one of the state's biggest health risks.
Solar and Wind Energy Potential
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Gordon Feller, Integrated Strategies
(By Gordon Feller) Thousands of megawatts of new renewable energy potential in Africa, Asia, South and Central America have been discovered by a pioneering project to map the solar and wind resource of 13 developing countries. The multi-million dollar project, called the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA), is proving that the potential for deploying solar panels and wind turbines in these countries is far greater than previously supposed.
Blackburn Ventures Invests in EnviroClean
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
EnviroClean Technologies today announced a strategic investment from Blackbird Ventures, a venture capital firm managed by San Diego software entrepreneur and real estate developer Neil Senturia.
EarthNews Radio: Water Follies
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN
A new book explores the relationship between groundwater and rivers.
More Imported Trash Finding Its Way to Virginia
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press
The signs are everywhere -- barges loaded with out-of-state trash are coming to Virginia. The organization that handles trash in South Hampton Roads is slowly moving toward accepting barges carrying New York City garbage to Portsmouth.
Lower Price of E85 Fuel Catches Consumers' Attention
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Wenske, The Kansas City Star
For years it required environmental fervor to justify pumping ethanol in your tank. It often cost more than gas and delivered fewer miles per gallon. Now, if you have the right car and live near a pump that sells it, e85 fuel -- a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline -- may also make economic sense.
Indonesia Will Seek out-of-Court Settlement in Newmont Pollution Case
May 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Indonesia will press ahead with plans to charge six executives from U.S gold producer Newmont Mining Corp. over alleged pollution, but is willing to negotiate an out-of-court settlement in its $133.6 million lawsuit stemming from the case, the economics minister said Monday.
Invasive Wood-Killing Wasp Found in N.Y.
May 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The discovery of a pernicious wasp in New York, the first time it's been found in the wild in this country, has scientists worried about a scourge that has devastated pine forests in other parts of the world.