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Officials in Gulf of Mexico Area Say They're Worried about Winter Natural Gas Shortages
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

It may take months to resume full natural gas production after Hurricane Katrina, top Bush administration officials said. They're worried about shortages in the coming cold weather because, unlike with heating oil and gasoline, the country lacks the ability to make up the difference with imports.

Court Rules EU Can Demand Criminal Prosecution of Polluters
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Wielaard, Associated Press

European governments can bring criminal prosecutions against any company that violates the European Union's environmental legislation, the bloc's high court ruled on Tuesday.

Carmakers Offer More Gas-Electric Hybrid Choices To Meet Growing Demand
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ann M. Job, Associated Press

New for 2006 are Mercury's first hybrid, the Mariner Hybrid SUV, and the first Toyota-branded SUV hybrid, the Highlander Hybrid. In addition, consumers will find a new-generation, 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid in showrooms that is restyled and has a better fuel economy rating than its predecessor -- 51 miles a gallon in both city and highway driving.

Senate Effort To Repeal Mercury Emissions Rule Defeated
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

The Senate narrowly turned back a challenge to the Bush administration's strategy on mercury pollution Tuesday, leaving intact federal rules that give power plants flexibility in how they reduce emissions of the dangerous toxin.

Heat Adds Power to Storms
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By Dr. David Suzuki) Although it may not be scientifically possible to attribute any individual weather event to global warming, that hasn't stopped a discussion about extreme weather and climate change from evolving out of the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina. Spurred on by a cabal of climate change skeptics who have gone to great lengths to deny any connection between hurricanes and global warming, serious scientists without other agendas are now weighing in on the discussion. That's good news, because there has been a sore need for honest discussion about global warming in the United States for some time.

Endangered Species List Riles Builders
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Alison Trinidad, The Florida Times-Union

Florida homebuilders want to know whether the eastern indigo snake -- the largest non-venomous snake in North America -- and green sea turtle still need to be on the federal endangered species list.

Timber Tycoon Developer Now Owns Chunk of Idaho
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman

Tim Blixseth, the new owner of 180,000 acres of Idaho timberland, says he wants to be a good neighbor. Blixseth has plans to trade tens of thousands of acres of former Boise Cascade lands in the Payette River canyon to protect one of the state's most familiar scenic treasures.

U.S. Announces Clean Air Agreement with Nation's Largest Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Operator
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services that is expected to enhance calculating and reporting on benzene emissions from North America's largest operator of hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities.

GreenFuel Technologies Delivers Field Trial System to First Commercial Customer
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, a privately held company providing emissions-to-biofuels™ conversion services to power plants and industrial facilities, today announced it has delivered its first Advance Module to a large electricity generating customer.

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