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Texas Supreme Court Announces Ruling in Texas Environmental Cleanup Case

The Texas Supreme Court today decided a case of first impression over the "arranger liability" provision of the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Mayors Agree to Adhere to Kyoto Pact

The U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously passed a resolution Monday requiring their cities to try to meet or surpass emissions standards set by the Kyoto Protocol, the international global-warming treaty ratified earlier this year without the United States. >> Read the Full Article

Rare Cave Crawfish Spurs Environment Study

The rare cave crawfish, which lives in an area near Elm Springs, Arkansas, has spurred a study of the nearby environment in the hope of preventing development-related changes to the ecosystem that enables the blind crustacean to survive. >> Read the Full Article

Farmer Cuts Herbicide Bill by Adding Soybean Oil to His Weed Killers

At first, Gene Hood was skeptical. A friend and fellow farmer in Indiana was adding soybean oil to his herbicides. By doing so, he was able to cut back on the amount of weed killers he sprayed on his fields. >> Read the Full Article

Study Shows Fertilizers Harm Freshwater Lakes

Farmers' routine application of chemical fertilizers and manure to the land poses a far greater environmental problem to freshwater lakes than previously thought, potentially polluting the water for hundreds of years, according to research published Monday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Senate Begins Debate on Energy Bill on Tuesday

The Senate was set to take up a broad, $11 billion energy bill on Tuesday, with lawmakers racing the clock to get a final version to the White House this summer. The legislation aims to boost long-term domestic oil, natural gas and gasoline production, make the U.S. electric grid more reliable and build more nuclear power plants. >> Read the Full Article

Coming Clean in Chesapeake Virginia

Can heavy industry, homes and the environment get along in the same neighborhood? The Elizabeth River Project and University of Virginia representatives think so. The two entities are crafting a plan to revitalize Money Point in Chesapeake, so that this intensely industrialized and neglected community might one day become a healthier, cleaner and greener place to live and do business. >> Read the Full Article

A Grizzly Situation for Wyoming Farmers, Residents: Ecosystem is Close By

Rancher Tom Bales' voice grew thick with emotion as he remembered the day his young daughter walked outside to feed her sheep and started screaming. As Bales rushed out of the house to see what was wrong, he saw what had frightened her: The three market lambs she had raised on bottles were spread around the farmyard in pieces. >> Read the Full Article

Who Owns the Earth?

(By Steven J. Moss) The first time it happened I was on a rafting trip with my wife, Debbie. “What’s this,” she asked, holding a glass bottle she’d picked out of the rocks. I took it from her, and my heart beat a little faster. It was an antique liquor bottle stamped with the date “1856,” a prized artifact from the Old West. “Let me see that,” said our guide, who, because of his age and river wisdom, we’d nicknamed “Old Man River.” “I’ve been rafting this river twenty years and I’ve never seen an intact bottle like this. Must’ve been dislodged by the rains.” He took it from me. “Best to leave it here at the river where other people can come across it,” he said, as he squatted down and wedged it between the rocks. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Microbics Ventures into Mexico, Will Provide Spanish Website

Robert Brehm, CEO of environmental products and services company U.S. Microbics, Inc., announced that the company will soon be offering much of its product and service information on its website and printed material in both English and Spanish as it continues it effort to develop business in Mexico. >> Read the Full Article