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Green Gifts, on 'Beyond Organic'
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Betsy Taylor, President of the Center for a New American Dream, says it best: "We all know the bad news. But what do each of us know about how personal consumer choices can contribute to the problem -- or the solution?

Web Site Gives Farmers Access to Valuable Commodity -- Chicken Manure
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

Georgia may be known as the Peach State, but it produces a much more valuable commodity that likely won't make it onto a license plate anytime soon -- chicken manure.

Dow Chemical, GM to Take Fuel Cell Project to Next Stage
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Nelson Antosh, Houston Chronicle

A hydrogen fuel cell being tested since February at Dow Chemical Co.'s complex in Freeport has successfully generated electricity using hydrogen that is less than 100 percent pure, which is prompting an expanded test.

EarthTalk: Is Rinse-Aid Safe for the Environment, and Do I Need to Use it in My Dishwasher?
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

If your region's water source is rich in magnesium and calcium salts ("hard" water), adding rinse-aid to your dishwasher along with the detergent may help prevent streaks and spotting on your glassware and dishes.

Ojibwe Tribe, Utility Study Renewable Energy in Minnesota
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Kuchera, Duluth News-Tribune

The Fond du Lac Ojibwe Band in Cloquet, Minn., is exploring the potential of using the winds, flowing waters and wood as sources of renewable energy.

W.R. Grace Expects Indictment over Montana Asbestos Contamination
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Adams, The Baltimore Sun

W.R. Grace & Co., the Columbia, Md.-based chemical maker pushed into bankruptcy by asbestos lawsuits, said yesterday that it expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with asbestos contamination in Libby, Mont., where it once mined vermiculite that contained the hazardous fibers.

Environmental Advocacy Group Urging Yellowstone Officials to Focus on Reducing Roadkill
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said park officials are widening too many roads, which leads to higher speeds and more wildlife killed. He said other parks have systems that alert drivers to wildlife on roadways.

Ontario Fuel to Contain Five Percent Ethanol by 2007
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Gasoline in Canada's most populous province will contain an average of 5 percent of pollution-reducing ethanol by 2007, the Ontario government said Friday.

Gash Found on Vessel's Cargo Tank after Delaware River Oil Spill
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press

Divers found a six-foot gash on the tanker that leaked 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River, creating a 20-mile-long slick that killed dozens of birds and threatened other wildlife, officials said Sunday.

Eighty Whales, Dolphins Die on Australian Island
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

At least 80 whales and dolphins have died after beaching themselves on a remote island between the Australian mainland and the country's island state of Tasmania.

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