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Justice Department to Fight Hanford Initiative in Court

The government plans to ask a judge to overturn a Washington state initiative that bars the Energy Department from sending radioactive waste from other states to the Hanford nuclear site until waste already there is cleaned up. >> Read the Full Article

Builders Turn More Toward Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall

Construction companies, Bob Vila-types and architecture firms for years shied away from environmentally friendly products, citing high costs as a deterrent. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists See Trouble for Air, Wildlife in Bush's Second Term

Environmentalists see some of their worst fears playing out as President Bush moves to cement a second-term agenda that includes getting more timber, oil and gas from public lands and relying on the market rather than regulation to curb pollution. >> Read the Full Article

South Asia Stares at Looming Water Crisis

It's been 10 years since farmer Bhairu Singh saw water in the well on his rocky patch of land in western India. >> Read the Full Article

Dow Chemical, GM to Take Fuel Cell Project to Next Stage

A hydrogen fuel cell being tested since February at Dow Chemical Co.'s complex in Freeport has successfully generated electricity using hydrogen that is less than 100 percent pure, which is prompting an expanded test. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Utility to Offer Solar-Power Option for Extra Fee

Florida Power & Light plans to build a small solar energy facility in South Florida next year as part of a program that encourages electricity customers to pay an extra fee to support clean power. >> Read the Full Article

Water Report: New Yuck!

While New York harbor and the big rivers are getting cleaner, many smaller local waterways are being used as virtual dumping grounds, a City Council report charged yesterday. >> Read the Full Article

Ohio Firm Hopes to Produce Electricity from Landfills

A hangar at the Huron County Airport will soon be home to an Ohio company that hopes to turn landfill gas into electricity all over the country. >> Read the Full Article

Washington State Panel Seek Solution to Electronic Waste Disposal Issue

Tons of potentially hazardous waste is piling up in household storage areas, closets, spare rooms and garages throughout the state. >> Read the Full Article

Pennsylvania-Based Armstrong World Industries Reaches Recycling Milestone

The ceiling-tile recycling program of Armstrong World Industries now has reclaimed 20 million square feet of old tiles, the company said Monday. >> Read the Full Article