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U.S. Will Drop Farm Subsidies if EU Does Same, Bush Says
July 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

President George W. Bush said the United States will end subsidies to its farmers if Europe does the same, an offer the European Commission said it hoped would lead to a breakthrough at world trade talks later this year.

Ranchers Group Wants Canadian Border to Remain Sealed
July 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune

When Bill Bullard is making a speech to cattle ranchers, it's always a good sign when the parking lot is full of new pickups, as was the case on a recent evening at the VFW hall on the outskirts of this tiny town in south Texas.

Merrill Lynch, World Resources Institute Make Stock Picks Based on Climate Change
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

A new report, the result of a collaboration between a mainstream U.S. investment bank and a environmentalist nonprofit, has broken new ground by issuing stock recommendations.

Solar Power May Trim Cost of Cleaning Brackish Water
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Webb, Albuquerque Journal

Salt, sewer waste and other impurities can be removed from water by forcing it through a very fine filter or membrane -- a process called reverse osmosis. The process requires intense pressure, which is usually created using electricity.

Honda Leases First Fuel Cell Vehicle to a Family
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Los Angeles family became the first in the United States to lease a hydrogen-powered car from Honda Motor Co. Ltd. as the company introduces consumers to the zero-emission technology.

GreenShift Acquires Stake in Ethanol Oil Recovery Systems
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GreenShift Corporation today announced the completion of its investment in Ethanol Oil Recovery Systems, LLC.

WHO Launches Project to Minimize Risks of Radon
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - World Health Organization

In an effort to reduce the rate of lung cancer around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching the International Radon Project to help countries reduce the health risks associated with radon gas.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Environmental Partnership With Celebrity Green Power
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Fairmont Hotel's & Resorts Green Partnership has teamed with the Los Angeles-based Environmental Media Association (EMA), a non-profit that connects Hollywood, the environmental community and consumers.

Sales of Hybrid, Diesel Cars Projected to Soar by 2012
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Gregory J. Wilcox, Daily News, Los Angeles

In response to rising fuel prices, sales of new vehicles sporting hybrid-electric or "clean" diesel-powered engines are expected to increase dramatically over the next seven years, according to a report from J.D. Power-LMC Automotive Forecasting Services.

Illinois Institute of Technology Professor Develops 'Clean Energy Technology'
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Patrice M. Jones, Chicago Tribune

Said Al-Hallaj, a Jordanian-born research associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is quietly toiling away in his university lab. He says that he and other scientists are slowly perfecting new technologies that will push to the forefront a message for "clean energy technology" that is too often drowned out among the current wave of "shortsighted, reactionary solutions."

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