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EarthNews Radio: PBS Series "Strange Days on Planet Earth"
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

PBS has been presenting an impressive number of science and nature programs in April. One new series, National Geographic's "Strange Days on Planet Earth," documents some of the odd things going on the natural world in our time.

Office Products from Recycled Material
April 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Recycling is a daily practice for many Americans. However there are two parts to the recycling equation.

Safety of Nuclear Power Plants Remains Emotional Issue in Energy Debate
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Henry, The Blade

Nuclear power provides a fifth of America's electricity. It provides close to all of the power in France and Japan. China, now one of the most rapidly developing nations, has announced plans to build nuclear plants in its country at a pace of nearly one every two years for the next two decades.

Home Vehicle Refueling Becomes a Convenient Alternative
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune

With the first natural gas refueling stations now available for home garages, Honda has begun selling a limited number of natural-gas-powered Civic GX cars to retail customers in California.

Upgrades Turn Scottsdale, Ariz., Building Green
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Taylor, The Tribune

A building in the General Dynamics C4 Systems complex in Scottsdale has officially achieved "Green Building" status after efficiency improvements in its water and energy systems.

Views on Ecology Law Mixed
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Camden, The Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review

The 35-year-old National Environmental Policy Act is either an important protection the public has from out-of-control government or an excuse for out-of-touch bureaucrats to delay and disrupt worthwhile developments.

Toyota Gets Triple the Orders it Expected for Hybrid SUVs
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday orders for its two new models of gasoline-electric hybrid sport utility vehicles were three times its initial monthly projection of 1,000 units.

Sandvik Group Plans Carbide Recycling Plant at Chiplun
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - The Economic Times, India

The Sandvik group is setting up a cemented carbide recycling plant at Chiplun, on the Konkan coast.

Should Beer and Wine Drinkers Pray for Rain in the Pacific Northwest?
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

Could beer guzzlers and wine aficionados suffer a drought of their own if the Pacific Northwest doesn't see rain soon?

On Earth Day, Environmentalists Debate Future of Movement
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

As the world marks the 35th anniversary of Earth Day on Friday, environmentalists are debating the future of a movement that seems to be losing the battle for public opinion.

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