WUI in the News

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Jun 2006 contains 6 News Articles.

Communities, not just crops, depend on irrigation
Texas A&M - 13 Jun 2006
About 90 percent of the Ogallala Aquifer water pumped in this region is used for agricultural crops. But that's not all the irrigation water is growing, area economists say.

Timber sold on remote national forest land
washingtonpost.com - 10 Jun 2006
To the dismay of environmentalists, the U.S. Forest Service auctioned off timber from a remote, burned-over section of a national forest Friday in the first such sale since the Bush administration eased logging restrictions.

Got biomass for alternative fuels? You betcha, forestry expert says
Texas A&M - 8 Jun 2006
In Texas alone, nearly 3.5 million tons of woody biomass - scrap left over from forest harvests - could be had for essentially the cost of bundling and hauling. Technology is available that could be used to convert the woody biomass into automotive fuel, 'green-diesel' or a substitute for the other use of petroleum that is rarely talked about: the manufacture of films, adhesives and plastics.

Europe poised to turn quality wine into automotive fuel
Environment News Service - 8 Jun 2006
The European Union is about to distill more than six million hectolitres of French and Italian wine into undrinkable industrial alcohol because producers are making more wine than they can sell.

U.S. government sued for allowing imports of Peruvian mahogany
Environment News Service - 6 Jun 2006
Doubly illegal, mahogany from the Peruvian Amazon is being imported into the United States for deluxe furniture under the noses of three federal agencies, according to a lawsuit filed today by two Peruvian indigenous groups and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Green, but clean?
emagazine.com - 2 Jun 2006
Each year, Americans apply more than 80 million pounds of chemical products including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to their lawns and gardens.