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EPA Terminates Contract with Computer Recycling Firm

A large company that employs federal prisoners has lost a contract to recycle computers for the federal government, after a challenge from small, privately owned recyclers who said the $800 million corporation represented unfair competition. >> Read the Full Article

Boosting Wind-Energy Standards to Mean 'Significant New Benefits,' Group Says

The time is ripe for members of the Texas Legislature to approve a bill increasing renewable energy production standards, Public Citizen of Texas say. >> Read the Full Article

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 14-18

The world reacted to the beginning of the Kyoto era this week. >> Read the Full Article

Farmland Advocate Promotes Agricultural Easements

A local farmland advocate wants to gauge the community's interest in preserving farmland through voluntary agricultural easements. >> Read the Full Article

Massachusetts Making Boundary Change that Could Limit Planned Offshore Windmills

Massachusetts officials are trying to redefine the state's coastline in a move that could give them more control over a proposed electricity-generating wind farm off the shore of Cape Cod. >> Read the Full Article

Russia's UES Close to Large Kyoto-Linked Deals

Russian electricity giant Unified Energy System, which accounts for 2 percent of global greenhouse gases, is close to signing 30 Kyoto-linked deals to slash emissions by 20 million tonnes a year, it said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Seizing Their Chance, Conservationists Join Forces to Push Bills

Senate Democrats and conservationists gathered on the Willamette River's frigid banks Tuesday to announce the "most important" water quality proposal in 30 years, another in a long line of environmental protections they have championed. >> Read the Full Article

Defecating Pandas Expand Their Horizons

A study of giant panda poo in China has proved the endangered animals are expanding their horizons, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

In a New Mexico Desert Town, Residents Stake Their Future on Uranium

Like many others in this former boomtown, Mayor James Brown knows more about isotopes, centrifuges and uranium-235 than your average college student. Brown's recent crash course in nuclear physics was a prerequisite: Many of his constituents are counting on the jobs and economic trickle-down that are being promised if a $1.3 billion (euro1.02 billion) uranium enrichment plant that would make fuel for nuclear power plants comes to town. >> Read the Full Article

New Global Network Aims for Tsunami Warning System

A global tsunami warning system to get critical information to people in the path of the potentially deadly waves was approved Wednesday as a top priority for the world's climate experts. >> Read the Full Article