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Farmers Looking at Methane Digesters to Create Energy from Cow Manure
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Laurie Savage, The Frederick News-Post

Frederick County farmers are assessing the viability of methane digesters on their farms to save money, better utilize their resources and help the environment. Digesters capture gases from cattle manure to turn into energy.

EU Commission Proposes Phasing out Exports to Combat Mercury Pollution
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Commission announced plans Monday to reduce mercury pollution, including phasing out all mercury exports by 2011.

Scientists Keep Eye on Alaska Volcanoes
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists continue to monitor two volcanoes that the Alaska Volcano Observatory says could send dangerous ash into the air at any time.

Sri Lanka's Beaches Will Recover but Coral Damaged
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Most of Sri Lanka's golden beaches battered by the Asian tsunami are expected to take up to six months to return to normal but their fragile coral reefs will take longer, a global environment group said on Tuesday.

China Presses Three Gorges Project to Heed Rules
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's environmental watchdog, flexing its limited muscles to try to clean up industry, may take the operators of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, to court, state media said on Tuesday.

Goals of the Exeter Climate Conference
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Climate scientists from around the world gathered in southwestern England on Tuesday to discuss the crisis of global warming. They are considering three primary questions.

British Minister Opens International Conference on Climate Change
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Johnson, Associated Press

The British government opened a three-day international conference on climate change Tuesday, insisting that countries can cut carbon emissions without affecting economic growth.

Landfill's Effect on Water Supply a Concern
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Reynolds, The Providence Journal, R.I.

State environmental officials overlooked the vulnerability of Fall River's water supply when they approved the expansion of a 110-acre landfill, city leaders asserted yesterday.

Zoltek Cos. Will be Included in Pro-Environment Energy Fund
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Zoltek Cos. will be featured in an exchange-traded fund of environmentally friendly energy companies. The fund is scheduled to begin trading on the American Stock Exchange on Feb. 4.

Lack of Cash Stalls Landfill- to-Energy Project
February 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie BenamatI, The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.

A $20 million project to convert landfill gas into an energy source at Laurel Highlands, Shade and Southern Alleghenies landfills is on temporary hiatus because of a lack of cash.

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