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Toyota's New President Says Fuel-Cell Tie-Up with GM is Coming Soon -- But Vows to Beat GM
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

Toyota's president said Monday a tie-up with U.S. rival General Motors on fuel-cell vehicles is in its final stages -- but promised to do his best to beat GM and Ford.

Companies Reward Individuals For Taking Two Million Miles Off US Roads
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

NuRide, Inc., the nation's first incentive-based ride share network, and its reward partners today announced that NuRide members have taken over two million miles off of U.S. roads resulting in 1,000 fewer tons of automobile emissions.

Agriculture Leaders Finalize Animal Tracking Plan
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Mock, The Daily Oklahoman

The period where animal producers could comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Identification System preliminary plan ended Wednesday. The system is meant to be a way to track any animal sold for production -- which mainly includes cattle and swine in Oklahoma -- from birth to slaughter through a tag placed on the animal.

Group Calls for Timmermeyer to Quit over C8
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr, The Charleston Gazette

A Washington-based watchdog group is calling for W. Va. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Stephanie Timmermeyer to resign. The Environmental Working Group said this week that Timmermeyer should step down because she formerly represented DuPont Co. on issues surrounding the toxic chemical C8.

Dell's National Solar Car Race Begins Today
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

More than 180 high school students from around the nation and Mexico today embark on a 1,600-mile race in hand-built, solar-powered cars.

Reduce Your Climate Footprint: Carbonfund.org
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Carbonfund.org, a nonprofit organization, now makes it easy and affordable for individuals and businesses to remove their climate footprint. Carbonfund.org enables people to calculate their carbon emissions for home, business, commuting and air travel and then donate to offset the impact they have on the environment and climate change.

ADM up to the Green Challenge
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Amy Hoak, Herald & Review

E-mails from colleagues and acquaintances around the world have been landing in Mark Matlock's inbox. The reason for the flurry of correspondence: Relaying congratulatory words for Matlock and his employer, Archer Daniels Midland Co., which recently won two Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.

Farmers Relying on Growing Trust in Organic Labeling
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Kelly Proctor, Athens Banner-Herald

Bill Jaynes follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic farming rules to a T -- his chickens aren't given steroids and none of his crops are sprayed with pesticides. But, like many small-time farmers who use chemical-free methods, he hasn't registered with the government to sell his produce under the official "organic" label.

'Eco-Car' Size Limits Upset Nissan: Official Rules Clash with Export Needs
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Santan Santivimolnat, Bangkok Post

Nissan Motor Co, Japan's second largest automaker, has voiced disagreement with the government's policy to fix the dimensions for fuel-efficient small cars.

Pennsylvania Governor Signs ACRE Legislation; Local Environmental Ordinances to be Reviewed
July 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell today signed the Agriculture Communities and Rural Environment (ACRE) bill.

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