New Report Refuels Debate on Wind Farm
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe
As the federal government begins a 60-day public comment period before it can make a final decision on the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound, the project's chief opponent says the government should allow more time for public response to a crucial 4,000-page report that appears to pave the way for the wind farm's approval.
Marsh Grass Threatens Plants in S.F. Bay
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press
An exotic marsh grass is spreading throughout San Francisco Bay more rapidly than anticipated, threatening native plants and birds and prompting an urgent search for ways to eradicate it.
Americans, Europeans May Never Agree When it Comes to Fuel-Efficient Cars
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Incantalupo, Newsday, Melville, N.Y.
In America, $2-a-gallon gas is still new, and they're lining up for a car called the Toyota Prius that will get an honest 44 miles per gallon.
Boston Mayor to Require 'Green' Public Buildings
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Thomas C. Palmer Jr., The Boston Globe
Mayor Thomas M. Menino will require all new city government buildings to be "green" and will begin to push large private projects to be environmentally friendly as well.
Projected Tab for Wastewater Cleanup Set at $305 Million in Missouri
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Miglena Sternadori, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo.
Sewer services in Missouri are bound to become more expensive: A state analysis predicts private and public wastewater-treatment operators could spend $305 million to comply with new requirements to disinfect effluent.
EPA Faults Boston-Area communities on Charles River Pipes
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - David Abel, The Boston Globe
The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday ordered four municipalities along the Charles River to remove what officials described as illicit pipes discharging raw sewage into the murky river.
Teck Cominco to Appeal U.S. Pollution Ruling
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters
Canadian miner Teck Cominco Ltd. will appeal a U.S. judge's refusal to dismiss a case over cross-border pollution of a lake on the Columbia River, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Australian Farm Group Announces Research
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Farmers said Tuesday they are investigating alternatives to slicing flesh from live sheep to prevent them from becoming infested with flies, after animal advocates urged a boycott of Australian wool to protest the "grossly inhumane" practice.
Zoological Society Unveils Research Center at San Diego Wild Animal Park
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrea Moss, North County Times
A new research center at the San Diego Wild Animal Park is giving animal conservation researchers a chance to spread their wings -- or at least their elbows and imaginations.
Feds Reject Considering White-Tailed Prairie Dog for Protection
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a request Tuesday to consider federal protection for the white-tailed prairie dog, prompting the threat of a lawsuit by environmental groups.