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Clean Harbors Boosts Income; Reviews Accounting Method

Clean Harbors Inc., the Braintree, Mass.-based company which in 2002 bought several assets of Safety-Kleen Corp. chemical services division, including a Lexington County superfund site, reported fourth-quarter revenues of $176.2 million, a 21 percent increase from the $145.5 million in revenues reported a year ago. >> Read the Full Article

Two Montana Oil Refineries Disagree With Proposed Ethanol Blend Bill

Offering consumers a motor fuel with a 10 percent ethanol blend is fine, but do not make it mandatory, executives at two local oil refineries say. >> Read the Full Article

State of Illinois to Invest in E-85 Fuel Stations

Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced today that $500,000 in Opportunity Returns funding is now available to establish new E-85 facilities at retail gasoline outlets in Illinois. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Roy G. Biv

Throughout history, schoolchildren and scholars alike have relied on clever and easy ways to remember science ideas, such as the periodic table of the elements and the colors of the rainbow. >> Read the Full Article

On Palm Sunday, Churches, Environmentalists Join To Save Rain Forest Palms and Parrots

With a sprinkling of holy water, a priest blessed thousands of palm seedlings in a ceremony in Bogota's main park, sealing an unusual Palm Sunday pact between the Roman Catholic Church and environmentalists to save a critically endangered parrot. >> Read the Full Article

Nationwide Drought Hits Home in Thailand's Poor Northeast

Every morning, 59-year-old Kiew Intra rises early to drive her cart several kilometers (miles) to the local disaster relief center in northeastern Thailand, to queue up for a dozen four-liter (one-gallon) jugs of clean water. >> Read the Full Article

EPA, Northeast States Settle Pollution Lawsuit with Ohio Utility

An Ohio company will pay $1.1 billion in fines and cleanup costs at four power plants in the second-largest federal settlement with an electric utility over air pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Survey Shows Myanmar's Marine Mammals Not Harmed by Tsunami

The sighting of hundreds of dolphins, whales and porpoises off the southern Myanmar coast has eased concerns that marine mammals may have been affected by December's tsunami, a semiofficial newspaper said Sunday. >> Read the Full Article

Group Plans to Sue Over Arizona River

An environmental group plans to sue the military and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the threatened San Pedro River. The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity claims Fort Huachuca's expansion is hurting the river's water table and its species diversity. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Study Males' 'Advertising'

When male animals strut their stuff -- the rainbow plumes of peacocks, the mighty tusks of an elephant -- they might be flaunting their potential for fatherhood, researchers in Spain say. >> Read the Full Article