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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.

Devastated by Donna 45 Years Ago, Town on Edge of Everglades Nervously Waits for Wilma
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Schneider, Associated Press

This town that bills itself the "Stone Crab Capital of the World" never fully recovered from Hurricane Donna's devastation in 1960, when flood damage was so severe that the county government was moved 30 miles north to Naples.

Suriname Denies UK Bird Flu Parrot Infected There
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Ank Kuipers, Reuters

A parrot from Suriname that was infected with bird flu and died in quarantine in Britain, did not contract the disease in the South American country, a Suriname government official said Saturday.

Delta Waters After Katrina Now OK for Recreation, Officials Say
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

While casting a nervous eye at Hurricane Wilma, federal and state officials reported Friday that the latest pollution data in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina indicated for the first time that the Mississippi Delta was again a safe place to swim.

Earthquake Dramatizes Human Ecological Assault on the Himalayas
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

This month's massive earthquake did not destroy Mohammad Shafi Mir's house and bury his mother, but what followed seconds later did: a torrent of boulders thundering down a mountainside.

Japan Struggling To Meet CO2 Emissions Target
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly last fiscal year, but the country is far from achieving its target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, a government report said Friday.

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