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Trash, Waste Are Newest Fuel Sources
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - James D. McWilliams, The State, Columbia, S.C.

Santee Cooper is turning trash into treasure by collecting methane gas produced in landfills and burning the gas to generate electricity. Part of that power will come from an $8 million power plant the utility is building on 123 acres at the Richland County landfill in Elgin, said spokeswoman Laura Varn.

Chicago Named 2005 Fall Allergy Capital
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Once again, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is warning people that seasonal allergies in the fall can cause problems for millions in cities all across the country.

Global Strategy to Fight Bird Flu in Animals Faces Funding Gap: FAO
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The global strategy for the control of avian influenza in animals remains largely under-funded despite important contributions pledged by some donors, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warned today.

Fortune Rates Top 100 Corporate Citizens
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM -

Fortune magazine has announced the results of its 2005 Accountability Rating, a rating of corporate responsibility of Fortune Global 100 companies.

Rita Damages Some Refineries, but Industry Appears To Dodge Bullet
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

Hurricane Rita smacked a key region for oil-refining with less force than feared on Saturday, although there were some early signs of damage.

Montana Faces Eternal Clean-Up of Toxic Lake
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

Long before Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans with what officials describe as a dangerous toxic soup, Montana's mining capital struggled to deal with a massive watery hazard.

Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Bull Trout Habitat
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday said it will designate more than 100,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana as critical habitat for the threatened bull trout.

Solar-Power Cars Set Off Across Australian Outback
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Twenty-two bug-shaped solar cars designed and built by corporations and universities from around the world set out across the vast, inhospitable Australian outback on Sunday in the eighth World Solar Challenge.

Hurricane Rita Affecting Bird Migration
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

For millennia, fall's Gulf of Mexico hurricanes have butted gale-force winds against the southbound journeys of migrating birds. Somehow, the birds have been able to sense storm paths and survive.

Early Snowmelts Heating Alaska Arctic, Study Suggests
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Spring snowmelt in Alaska's Arctic is occurring progressively earlier, accelerating the region's climate change and helping produce its warmest summers in at least 400 years, according to a new study.

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