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Older Diesel Equipment Will Still Pose Health Problems, Group Says

Though new diesel engines and fuel are required to operate more cleanly over the next 10 years, a new analysis suggests thousands of Americans will continue to suffer the effects of diesel pollution unless older trucks and equipment also are cleaned up. >> Read the Full Article

Premier Medical Waste Services Wastes no Time Expanding Base

When a disposable needle is used by a health-care worker, it must be discarded into an unbreakable protective "sharps" container to prevent an accidental stick that could spread disease. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalist CEO's Business Rents Hybrid Cars

Going green proved to be a smart move for Jeff Pink. As chief executive officer of EV Rental Cars, he's trying to turn a small fleet of vehicles into a nationwide armada to protect the environment. >> Read the Full Article

Biotech Business Spurs Debate

As Christine Davis scans the neighboring property full of jagged volcanic rock and brush, a look of anguish sweeps across her face. >> Read the Full Article

No Schedule Yet on Japan Beef Trade-USDA's Johanns

Japan still has provided no time frame for reopening its market to American beef, despite speculation that trade could resume this summer, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Sifter to Speed Ordnance Depot Cleanup

Workers have a new machine to help clean up a former munitions site in northern Suffolk. >> Read the Full Article

PGA Aquifer Shield Elaborate

They've promised to build a better golf course, one that keeps pesticides and fertilizers from seeping through the rolling fairways and manicured greens into the rocky crevices that feed the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. >> Read the Full Article

Eco Depot

If business at the Eco Depot is any indication, the Spokane area is gradually starting to embrace environmentally friendly building. >> Read the Full Article

Agriculture Research Faces Cuts in Bush Plan

All of the land-grant research facilities that serve Maine's agriculture industries -- potato, blueberry, apple, forestry and dairy -- are in jeopardy of losing their federal funding under President Bush's recent agricultural budget proposal. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i>: Bodycareless - What's in Our Soap?

According to the FDA, 89 percent of ingredients in mainstream cosmetics haven't been safety tested by an independent agency. Lotions, creams and shampoos, already full of petroleum-based toxins and synthetic chemicals, are now using penetration enhancers to make skin more absorbent. >> Read the Full Article