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Senate Effort To Repeal Mercury Emissions Rule Defeated
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

The Senate narrowly turned back a challenge to the Bush administration's strategy on mercury pollution Tuesday, leaving intact federal rules that give power plants flexibility in how they reduce emissions of the dangerous toxin.

Heat Adds Power to Storms
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By Dr. David Suzuki) Although it may not be scientifically possible to attribute any individual weather event to global warming, that hasn't stopped a discussion about extreme weather and climate change from evolving out of the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina. Spurred on by a cabal of climate change skeptics who have gone to great lengths to deny any connection between hurricanes and global warming, serious scientists without other agendas are now weighing in on the discussion. That's good news, because there has been a sore need for honest discussion about global warming in the United States for some time.

Endangered Species List Riles Builders
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Alison Trinidad, The Florida Times-Union

Florida homebuilders want to know whether the eastern indigo snake -- the largest non-venomous snake in North America -- and green sea turtle still need to be on the federal endangered species list.

Timber Tycoon Developer Now Owns Chunk of Idaho
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman

Tim Blixseth, the new owner of 180,000 acres of Idaho timberland, says he wants to be a good neighbor. Blixseth has plans to trade tens of thousands of acres of former Boise Cascade lands in the Payette River canyon to protect one of the state's most familiar scenic treasures.

U.S. Announces Clean Air Agreement with Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Operator
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services that is expected to enhance calculating and reporting on benzene emissions from North America's largest operator of hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities.

GreenFuel Technologies Delivers Field Trial System to First Commercial Customer
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, a privately held company providing emissions-to-biofuels┞¢ conversion services to power plants and industrial facilities, today announced it has delivered its first Advance Module to a large electricity generating customer.

Earth Share Launches CharityGift Card Program to Help Environment
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Kintera, Inc. , a provider of software as a service to the nonprofit industry, today announced that Earth Share is the first nonprofit organization to sell its own private-labeled CharityGift greeting cards and gift certificates through an online custom card shop at www.earthshare.org/CharityGift.html.

Zurich Opens Environmental Office in Boston
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Zurich North America Commercial's unit providing environmental and design professional insurance has opened an office in Boston to serve customers in its New England region.

England Household Waste Recycling Doubles in Last Four Years
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Recycling of household waste in England has doubled in the last four years, according to new provisional figures published today by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

Whale Meat Served for School Lunches in Northern Japan, Report Says
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A public junior high school in Japan's northern port town of Kushiro had a new item on the menu for its students Monday -- rice topped with whale curry.

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