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Timber Tycoon Developer Now Owns Chunk of Idaho
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman

Tim Blixseth, the new owner of 180,000 acres of Idaho timberland, says he wants to be a good neighbor. Blixseth has plans to trade tens of thousands of acres of former Boise Cascade lands in the Payette River canyon to protect one of the state's most familiar scenic treasures.

U.S. Announces Clean Air Agreement with Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Operator
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services that is expected to enhance calculating and reporting on benzene emissions from North America's largest operator of hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities.

GreenFuel Technologies Delivers Field Trial System to First Commercial Customer
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, a privately held company providing emissions-to-biofuels┞¢ conversion services to power plants and industrial facilities, today announced it has delivered its first Advance Module to a large electricity generating customer.

Earth Share Launches CharityGift Card Program to Help Environment
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Kintera, Inc. , a provider of software as a service to the nonprofit industry, today announced that Earth Share is the first nonprofit organization to sell its own private-labeled CharityGift greeting cards and gift certificates through an online custom card shop at

Zurich Opens Environmental Office in Boston
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Zurich North America Commercial's unit providing environmental and design professional insurance has opened an office in Boston to serve customers in its New England region.

England Household Waste Recycling Doubles in Last Four Years
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Recycling of household waste in England has doubled in the last four years, according to new provisional figures published today by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

Whale Meat Served for School Lunches in Northern Japan, Report Says
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A public junior high school in Japan's northern port town of Kushiro had a new item on the menu for its students Monday -- rice topped with whale curry.

Haze Fears Return as Two Malaysian Districts Record Unhealthy Air Quality
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Authorities have declared air quality to be unhealthy in two Malaysian districts after smoke from forest fires in Indonesia blew to several parts of this country, triggering fresh fears of a haze crisis.

Singapore To Open First Desalination Plant in Bid for Water Self-Sufficiency
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

For decades, Singapore has relied on Malaysia to supply a huge portion of a vital resource: water. But the two neighbors sometimes disagree, and resource-scarce Singapore wants to be less reliant. Aiming for self-sufficiency in water, Singapore says its first desalination plant -- billed as one of the biggest in the world -- will meet at least 10 percent of the nation's water needs.

Environmental Group Warns Hippos Face Extinction in Congo
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Only 887 hippos are left in Congo, once home to the world's largest population of the water-loving mammal, and they will be extinct in the African country, an international environmental group warned Monday.

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