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New Federal Law Offers Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Purchases

The energy bill won't lower the cost of your fill-up anytime soon. And it probably won't cut the nation's dependence on foreign oil. But through tax breaks and other subsidies, the legislation that President Bush signed into law Monday encourages conservation and the development of emerging energy technologies. >> Read the Full Article

Growth Dictates Move of Tom's of Maine Warehouse

Tom's of Maine's new building may not be exactly what the company wanted, but apparently it's what it needed. While it's not the ultimate environmentally friendly campus the company had set its sights on, its extra space has been a factor in recent growth, said Tom Chappell, founder and chief executive officer. >> Read the Full Article

Governor Torres Invites SSWM to Open Office in Puebla

Sub-Surface Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. (OTCBB:SSWM) announced that its Mexico subsidiary company, Environmental Tec International, S.A. de C.V. (ETI), has received official correspondence from Governor Mario Marin Torres of the State of Puebla, Mexico inviting the company to open an office in Puebla to support the State's funded environmental compliance plan. >> Read the Full Article

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Utilizes Fire to Selectively Control King Ranch Bluestem Grass

A cooperative project between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Texas Cooperative Extension, Robert J., Jr. and Helen Kleberg Foundation, and The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has determined that summer fires can control invasive, non-native, King Ranch bluestem grass without eradicating native vegetation. >> Read the Full Article

Carbonfund.org Makes it Possible to Offset Business, Home and Travel Climate Footprint

As a socially responsible business or individual concerned about climate change, what do you do after you've changed your lighting, heating and other energy-using appliances? >> Read the Full Article

Caterpillars Becoming a Nuisance in Vermont

Forest tent caterpillars have munched through thousands of acres of trees this year, but state officials don't expect the state's sugar maples to suffer any long term damage. >> Read the Full Article

Firefighters Battle Forest Blaze in Southern Spain

Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft renewed efforts Tuesday to douse fires that have burned about 4,000 hectares (9,900 acres) of forest in a national park in southern Spain. >> Read the Full Article

Herbicide-Resistant Weed Plagues California

Horseweed was once merely a nuisance to farmers. Now, it's becoming a full-blown nightmare worthy of an agricultural horror flick: scientists in California have found clusters of the weed that are resistant to scores of herbicides, leaving farmers to fight an increasingly formidable and costly foe. >> Read the Full Article

Canadian National Railway May Face Charges Over Alberta Toxic Spill

Alberta is eyeing charges against Canadian National Railway for not telling it that a derailment last week might have contaminated a popular lake with a hazardous chemical, a provincial government official said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Sierra Club Honors Three Members of a Mexican Forest Group

A major U.S. environmental group on Tuesday honored three Mexican forest defenders for risking their lives and liberty to battle rampant logging in the mountains of Guerrero state. >> Read the Full Article