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NRG Energy, Inc. Receives Permit for Proposed Big Cajun II Power Plant Expansion

NRG Energy, Inc. has received a Title V Air Permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to add a fourth unit of generating capacity at its Big Cajun II Generating Station in New Roads, Louisiana. >> Read the Full Article

Several Airports Conserve Energy by Installing Power Efficiency Controllers

Power Efficiency Corporation announced that a leading elevator and escalator manufacturer has sold and installed EcoStart controllers in the escalators and elevators at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. >> Read the Full Article

Survey Confirms Sea Squirts in Maine

A survey of Cobscook Bay has uncovered the presence of sea squirts, an invasive species that scientists fear could overwhelm valuable shellfish beds and alter the marine ecosystem, researchers said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Montana Stream Law Still Under Attack, 20 Years after Passage

The 1980s lapel buttons had been stored for years in Tom Bugni's home, leftovers from a campaign that established a groundbreaking Montana law guaranteeing public access to rivers and streams. >> Read the Full Article

From Landfills to Sludge Fields, Tour Showcases Garbage

Smelly sludge sewage fields and landfills aren't the usual stuff of sightseeing tours in a city that likes to show off its architecture and lakefront parks. >> Read the Full Article

Safe Water: World Water Week

Can economic growth, sustainable development, improved public health and reduced poverty levels of underprivileged communities all come from a glass of clean drinking water? >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i> Radio: Permaculture

A permaculturist’s skills may include straw bale house building or edible forest gardening. They may have set-up a rainwater collection system on their roof, or turned their livestock fences into a food source. All this is part of a design concept that takes its cues from the workings of a healthy eco-system. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Conservationist Fulfills His Chilean Dream

He spent more than $30 million and wrangled with the Chilean government and public for eight years, but a former American clothing magnate turned conservationist has now realized his dream of turning his vast lands in southern Chile into a nature sanctuary. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Our Energy

There are many opportunities for the consumer who wants to support renewable energy, such as putting photovoltaics on the roof. But there are other options. Jerry Kay tells you about one of them in this edition of EarthNews Radio. >> Read the Full Article

Patagonia Seeks To Recycle Used Capilene Products into New Clothing

Patagonia Inc., the Ventura, California outdoor gear and apparel manufacturer known for its support of environmental causes, is asking customers to return some worn-out cold-weather underwear products so the fiber can be renewed and made into new long underwear. >> Read the Full Article