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Researchers Seek To End Dump Stink

Jeff Chanton and Tarek Abichou have found a surprisingly good use for broken beer bottles, foam packing peanuts and other unwanted stuff that typically takes up space in landfills. >> Read the Full Article

USA Technologies Displays Energy Management Products at EPA Air Innovations Show

USA Technologies last week demonstrated to the Nation's environmental professionals its energy management products designed to help reduce harmful pollutants from the atmosphere. >> Read the Full Article

Germany's #2 Cement Producer Increases Use of Alternative Fuels

Pavilion Technologies, an advanced process control (APC) and environmental compliance company, announced today the results of the first project at Dyckerhoff's Lengerich. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Paper or Plastic?

Which pallets are better for the environment? Jerry Kay spoke to Daniel Imhoff, one of the authors of Paper or Plastic, Searching for Solutions to an Overpackaged World >> Read the Full Article

After Promising Start, North Dakota Fish Farming Kaput

North Dakota's fish farming industry, regarded as a promising alternative to livestock production more than a decade ago, has virtually vanished -- and industry experts say it isn't likely to reappear. >> Read the Full Article

Wildfire Claims 988 Acres of Malawi Forest

A wildfire raging for over 10 days has claimed about 400 hectares (988 acres) of pristine Malawi forest, officials said Monday. Authorities have not established the cause of the blaze sweeping through the Zomba Plateau, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of the commercial capital, Blantyre. >> Read the Full Article

Jellyfish Cause Shutdown of Swedish Nuclear Reactor

A Swedish nuclear power plant shut down one of its three reactors Monday because of an abnormal accumulation of jellyfish in the cooling system. The Oskarshamn plant in southeastern Sweden, which supplies about 10 percent of the country's electricity, uses water from the Baltic Sea in its cooling tanks. >> Read the Full Article

Idaho Gives Lukewarm OK on Plutonium Plan

The state of Idaho is supporting a U.S. Department of Energy proposal to start producing plutonium-238 for NASA and national security agencies at the federal nuclear research compound in eastern Idaho. >> Read the Full Article

Illinois Attorney General Says EPA Goes Easy on Coal Plants

As Chicago gasps through another summer of dirty air, the state's top attorney is accusing environmental regulators of looking the other way while the region's coal-fired power plants repeatedly fill the air with soot. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i> Radio: Green Fuels -- Biodiesel

With gas and diesel prices costing more than $3 per gallon in some parts of California, commercial fleets are increasingly turning to Biodiesel as a cheaper, more environmentally-friendly alternative. Biodiesel is made from recycled French fry cooking oil, as well as being produced from soybeans, canola and other crops. >> Read the Full Article