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Standing Room Only at New Australian Cemetery

It will be standing room only for those being buried at a new Australian cemetery that aims to provide cheap, environmentally friendly burials. >> Read the Full Article

Right-Wingers Running Full Court Press

(By Buck Parker) The federal judiciary has the unfortunate distinction of being the target de jour of far-right extremists in Congress. While the impetus for Tom DeLay and John Cornyn’s recent spat of inflammatory proclamations against federal judges was seemingly unrelated to environmental protection, their comments reflect a larger scheme to reshape federal courts with disastrous consequences for our nation’s natural heritage. >> Read the Full Article

New Environment-Friendly Technology Developed

The painting industry was regarded during the bubble economy as a typical example of a dirty and dangerous industry and treated as a nuisance to the environment. But painting artisans' skills developed in the city of Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, are going to bear fruit as new environmentally friendly technologies. >> Read the Full Article

University Mulls Proposal to Grow Gilia for Developer

CSU-Monterey Bay may be getting into the environmental mitigation business -- for a price. The university is considering a proposal from developers to grow 150 acres of the endangered sand gilia plant on campus. >> Read the Full Article

SBC California Joins the California Climate Action Registry

SBC California, subsidiary of telecom giant SBC, has joined a group of corporate environmental leaders as a new member of the California Climate Action Registry. >> Read the Full Article

Cousteau Grandson Backs Windmill Park Plan

The grandson of marine scientist Jacques Cousteau is backing a proposal to build an energy producing windmill park in the Atlantic Ocean, four miles south of Long Island. >> Read the Full Article

Turning Rotten Garbage into Gold

If it is buried long enough, even garbage can start smelling like money. With that in mind, the Trans-Jordan Landfill in West Jordan is tapping into a treasure trove of natural gas produced by the slowly decaying layers of buried baby diapers, discarded spaghetti noodles, soggy grass clippings and used coffee grinds. >> Read the Full Article

Kangaroo Leather Sales Bill Advances in California

California lawmakers gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would lift the state's blanket ban on the sale of products made from kangaroo leather. >> Read the Full Article

Wind Energy Industry Sets Sails for Good Year during 2005

2005 is shaping up to be a good year for the American wind energy industry, a trade organization said Tuesday. The American Wind Energy Association in Washington, D.C., said it expects the industry to install 2,500 megawatts of new capacity this year. That's enough energy to serve about 700,000 homes. >> Read the Full Article

Office Depot Garners Outstanding Recycling Retailer Award

Office products company Office Depot announced that it has been named the winner of the Outstanding Retailer Award, part of the inaugural "America's Marketplace Recycles!" awards program jointly sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). >> Read the Full Article