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W. Virginia Plants Switchgrass for Ethanol on Old Coal Mines

Article: W. Virginia Plants Switchgrass for Ethanol on Old Coal Mines

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, August 24, 2008 (ENS) – A new, clean form of energy is taking the place of an older, dirtier energy source that was the mainstay of the West Virginia economy for decades. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and West Virginia University have begun working together to study the potential for…

Unexplained "White Nose" Disease Killing Northeast Bats

Article: Unexplained "White Nose" Disease Killing Northeast Bats

ALBANY, New York, January 31, 2008 (ENS) – State environmental officials and caving organizations are asking people not to enter caves or mines with bats until further notice to avoid the possible transfer of a mysterious new bat disease from cave to cave. Thousands of hibernating bats are dying in caves in New York and…