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On Beyond Organic: Green Hospitals, Restaurants and Cities
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

When Charlotte Brody found out the US healthcare system was responsible for more carcinogenic dioxin discharge than any other industry, she decided to do something about it.

Environmental Group Targets Toyota in New Ad
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Toyota Motor Corp. sells more hybrid vehicles than any other automaker, but an environmental group is targeting the company anyway, saying the average fuel economy of Toyota vehicles is worse than it was 20 years ago.

EU Launches Plan To Protect Marine Environment
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Aoife White, Associated Press

The European Union head office on Monday launched a plan to make all of the EU's marine waters "environmentally healthy" by 2021. Environmental groups, however, slammed the EU strategy as toothless, saying it failed to set clear legally binding targets to force governments to take action.

SMART Papers Earns Forest Stewardship Council Credentials
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

SMART Papers today announced an expanded lineup of environmentally friendly printing papers including new Forest Stewardship Council certification of one of its 100% post-consumer waste uncoated papers in its Torchglow printing papers line.

On Beyond Organic: Green Hospitals, Restaurants and Cities
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

When Charlotte Brody found out the US healthcare system was responsible for more carcinogenic dioxin discharge than any other industry, she decided to do something about it.

Renewable Energy Still May Be Too Expensive
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim McKay, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Despite rapidly climbing prices for natural gas and oil, the outlook for a big breakthrough in the widespread use of solar, wind and other alternative sources of power could be reflected in Green Mountain Energy's decision this month to pull out of the Pennsylvania market.

Alternative to Idling Trucks on Horizon
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Patch, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio

An end, or at least reduction, to noise, fumes, and fuel waste at truck stops is a little closer in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Development announced that it has received a $500,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to help pay for a truck-stop electrification program.

EPA Green Power Partnership Tops 3 Billion Kilowatts
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

Green Power Partnership has grown to 600 partner organizations purchasing more than 3 billion kilowatt hours (KWh) of green power annually, enough to power 300,000 American homes each year.

Computer Industry Dominates EPA's 'Best Workplaces for Commuters' List
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

Intel, Qualcomm, and Oracle lead the U.S. EPA's second annual list of Best Workplaces for Commuters from the Fortune 500 Companies.

More Use of Oil Eyed for Power Plants
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter J. Howe, The Boston Globe

Massachusetts environmental officials, hoping to stave off natural gas shortages and blackouts, are weighing whether to let four gas-powered plants switch to dirtier oil up to 50 percent more often this winter in a move that could sharply increase pollution.

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