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California Officials Worry About Asian Beetle

State and federal agriculture officials on Wednesday warned that destructive Asian beetles have been found near a Sacramento warehouse and dispatched federal firefighters to climb nearby trees to search for traces of the insects. >> Read the Full Article

Ranchers, Environmentalists Differ on New Grazing Rules

Strip away the jargon and clutter, and the Bureau of Land Management's new grazing regulations released last month come down to one basic thing -- making ranchers feel a little more at home on the public range. >> Read the Full Article

ACI-NA Announces Winners of the 2005 Airport Environmental Achievement Awards

Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) selected Los Angeles International Airport and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority as winners of the 2005 Environmental Achievement Awards. >> Read the Full Article

Wells Fargo Announces 10-Point Environmental Commitment

Wells Fargo & Company today announced a 10-point Environmental Commitment to more effectively integrate environmental responsibility into its business practices and procedures. >> Read the Full Article

Socially Responsible Investment Analysts Find More Large U.S. Companies Reporting on Social and Environmental Issues

A growing number of the largest publicly traded U.S. companies are reporting annually on their environmental and social performance just as they do on their financial performance, according to a new study by the Social Investment Research Analysts Network. >> Read the Full Article

Lab Helps Design a Better Turbine Blade to Produce Electricity

Promising initial tests show designs and technology developed by Sandia National Laboratories could allow wind turbines to produce power in lighter breezes. >> Read the Full Article

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Says 17 Employees Died after Handling Asbestos

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Wednesday that 17 of its employees who had handled asbestos in recent decades had died, while six others were still receiving medical treatment. >> Read the Full Article

E-Waste Helps First Responders

First-line emergency services responders are reaping the benefits of e-waste recycling. The Department of Energy, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, has developed a nationwide program that allows old and excess equipment to be used by first responders such as the police, firefighters or paramedics who arrive first at emergencies. >> Read the Full Article

North Carolina Power Program Will Convert Manure, Garbage into Energy

Renewable-energy advocates have discovered electricity in some unlikely places: Pig manure and decaying garbage. Both types of waste are dirt cheap, readily abundant and loaded with energy. That's because as waste decays, it emits methane, an odorless, flammable gas that can be burned to run a generator. >> Read the Full Article

Caterpillars Invade New Mexico Forests

Some of northern New Mexico's aspen stands have been stripped of their leaves by masses of wriggling caterpillars in search of food and a place to build a home, but forest officials are confident the trees will recover in time to show off their brilliant colors. >> Read the Full Article