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Green Mountain Power Trucks to Run on Green Fuel
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The next time you pass a Green Mountain Power linetruck on the highway, you may notice a slight smell of French fries. That's because Green Mountain Power's fleet of linetrucks will begin using biodiesel fuel, an alternative fuel made from animal fat and vegetable oil, primarily soybean, as a result of a new fuel arrangement with Champlain Oil Company.

San Francisco Municipal Railway Orders 56 Hybrid Electric Buses
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The San Francisco Municipal Railway has ordered 56 hybrid diesel electric buses from the DaimlerChrysler's transit bus brand Orion, with an option for 56 more units.

Fugitive L.A. Alligator Becomes Local Folk Hero
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Whitcomb, Reuters

More than a week after a man-sized alligator stunned authorities by surfacing in a murky Los Angeles lake, the fugitive reptile has already become a folk hero in the gritty neighborhood where he continues to outwit wranglers and elude capture.

Rain-Sodden Swedes Consoled by Mushroom Mania
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Stephen Brown, Reuters

When Prime Minister Goran Persson wanted to cheer up Swedes enduring the wettest summer for 13 years, he first tried promising more jobs. Then, he hit upon their weak spot: mushrooms.

Sexy Posters to Protect Mexico's Turtles
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Sex sells everything from diet products to car tires, but Mexican authorities have found a new use for posters of scantily dressed young women: protecting endangered sea turtles.

Newmont Mining to Challenge Pollution Case
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The world's largest gold mining company will return to court Friday to defend itself against charges that it polluted a bay in Indonesia, sickening villagers who lived nearby. Lawyers for Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. are expected to argue that the investigation was flawed and that the law has been poorly applied.

Scientists Try to Save Rare and Randy Warbler
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Europe's rarest songbird is facing extinction, despite being the most promiscuous and energetic lover in the avian world, and concerned scientists are looking urgently for ways to save it.

Cameroon Dam Nears Collapse, 10,000 Lives at Risk
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Tansa Musa, Reuters

A natural dam holding back a lake in Cameroon is on the verge of collapse, threatening to unleash a wall of water into neighbouring Nigeria and sweep away 10,000 people in its path, a scientist warned on Thursday.

SE Asia Seeks Cooperation with China, Japan, South Korea on Environmental Protection
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Southeast Asian countries will work with China, Japan and South Korea to combat ecological problems like the forest fire-generated smoke haze that recently hit Indonesia and Malaysia, officials said Friday.

N2Revolution Tire Inflation System Improves Vehicle Performance, Gas Mileage, and Environment
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

N2Revolution, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer that develops environmentally friendly automotive products, has announced the official launch of PurigeN98, its flagship product designed to improve energy efficiency, safety and the environment, Wednesday, September 14, 2005.

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