Fertilizer Manufacturer Dumps Damaging Water Into Tampa, Fla., Creek
August 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Janet Zink, St. Petersburg Times, Fla
TAMPA, Fla. — A month ago, Cargill Crop Nutrition received an award for its environmental stewardship.
On Tuesday, company representatives stood watch as government officials surveyed the environmental damage created when the fertilizer manufacturer dumped 60 million gallons of acidic water into a creek leading to Hillsborough Bay.
Wisconsin papermaker says U.S. industry rapidly losing innovation and jobs
August 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Avi Stern The Post-Crescent, Appleton, WI
Art Rankin took his first job in the paper industry when he was 16. He's 68 now, several years retired from his role as technical director for the Appleton Coated Paper's Locks Mill.
Rift in Kenya Cabinet over Masai Land Rights
August 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
A Kenyan Cabinet minister threw his weight behind a campaign by Masai tribesmen to reclaim ancestral land allocated to British settlers Thursday, breaking ranks with the government on the controversial issue.
ACEEE Names Five Champions of Energy Efficiency
August 25, 2004 12:00 AM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy presented five Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards at its biennial conference, the Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, recognizing leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field.
Scientists Say Risk of Water Wars Is Rising
August 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Patrick McLoughlin, Reuters
The risk of wars being fought over water is rising because of explosive global population growth and widespread complacency, scientists said recently.
Revealing Dhaka: The Hope of Bangladesh
August 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Kazi K. Ashraf (University of Hawaii, Honolulu) with Saif Ul Haque (in Dhaka) and Alex Kliment (in New York City)
Deep within the Bengal Delta, amidst a maze of rivers and canals, lies Dhaka, the vibrant capital of Bangladesh. Dhaka is in fact the last big urban stop on the great Gangetic stream as it cascades into the sea. Home to over ten million people, this fast-growing city is one of the most densely inhabited places on earth.
Hospitals move toward paperless age
August 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Rick Callahan, Associated Press
Hospitals are trading their once-scattered medical charts, file folders, X-rays, and other documents for a unified electronic records system accessible with a few keystrokes.
University Officials Say Polymers Still Show Big Promise
August 20, 2004 12:00 AM - John Russell, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio
AKRON, Ohio ? It's an old, familiar promise: polymers can turn Akron into a high-tech city, complete with hot-selling products and lucrative jobs. So far, however, it's been slow to happen. But officials at the University of Akron say polymers still have big promise.
EarthTalk: Where can I find Earth-friendly building materials?
August 11, 2004 12:00 AM - E/The Environmental Magazine
Where do I find sources of Earth-friendly building supplies and materials?
Dell and HP Expand Recycling Programs
July 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Matt Slagle, Associated Press
The world's two largest personal-computer manufacturers have gotten a little greener.