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Supreme Court Candidate No Stranger to Environmental Law, Politics
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts once offered the National Mining Association some unpaid advice on how to intervene in other people's court cases. Two years later he was hired by the group to argue against a citizens group trying to stop coal companies from shearing off the tops of West Virginia's mountains.

Oil Leases Endanger Wildlife, Coalition Says
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Wesley Loy, Anchorage Daily News

An 11-state organization that helps manage migratory birds is urging federal land managers to back off a plan to expand oil and gas leasing on the tundra north of Teshekpuk Lake in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Hatching New Horizons
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Gene Zaleski, The Times and Democrat

It occupies about 250 acres land in the Orangeburg area, but Orangeburg Fish Hatchery manager Willie Booker describes the federally supported entity as a 'well kept secret needing to be released.' "Our vision is to continue to make the hatchery a part of the community," Booker said. "That is what we have been striving for."

Rising Fuel Costs Drive Oregon Trucking Company to Biodiesel
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Stiles, Mail Tribune

Everyone in the trucking industry is talking -- make that complaining -- about rising diesel costs. Cross Creek Trucking owner Mike DeSimone says he's doing something about it. The trucking executive has pondered switching his fleet of 100 refrigerated trucks to biodiesel fuel over the past three or four years.

Environmental, Labor, Agriculture Leaders Call for Expanded Ethanol Use in California
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Today a diverse group of environmentalists, labor, agricultural and other leaders praised the opening of California's first large-scale ethanol plant and urged more production and use of ethanol in the state.

Mass Megawatts Wind Power Starts Feasibility Study of 50kW Multiaxis Turbosystem for Wind-Diesel Application
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. has started sending test equipment to an island near San Salvador Island in the West Indies for determining the feasibility of wind-diesel power plant applications.

Thousands Sign Up for Animal Feeding Operations Air Compliance Agreement
August 15, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

More than 2,000 animal feeding operations have signed agreements for EPA's air compliance initiative.

Treadmill Arrives for Alaska's Elephant
August 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

A 16,000-pound treadmill specifically built to exercise Maggie the elephant arrived at the Alaska Zoo, but the question remains: Just how do you get a more than 4-ton animal fighting the battle of the bulge to use a treadmill?

TV Talk Show Host's Rainbow Warrior Comments Rile Environmental Group
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Greenpeace complained Thursday to the Federal Communications Commission about MSNBC talk show host Tucker Carlson's praise for a fatal attack 20 years ago on the environmental group's flagship.

Leaf to Bud: Pssst, It's Time to Flower
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

How does a flower know when to, well, flower? For one thing, it isn't just April showers that do the trick. After all, some forsythia burst forth in early spring, roses enjoy the summertime and there are types of rice that flower in the fall.

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