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Emergency Workers Deal with Electrocution Threat from Hybrid Cars
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Shana Gruskin, Sough Florida Sun-Sentinel

With gas prices rising and environmental concerns brewing, more drivers are turning to electric-gas hybrids to meet their transportation needs. But those green vehicles, while good for the air and their owners' wallets, pose a new danger to police, firefighters and others who respond to car crashes: electrocution.

New Regulations Cut Number of House Paints for Five States
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Pound, Beaver County Times, Pa.

A new set of regulations intended to limit releases of VOCs -- or volatile organic compounds, one of the primary causes of smog -- has nearly cut off the supply of oil-based paints available in Pennsylvania and four other states.

Japan Forfeits Bid to Host International Nuclear Fusion Reactor
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japan has contacted the European Union to forfeit its bid to host a multibillion-dollar international nuclear fusion reactor, a Japanese newspaper reported Wednesday.

Nuclear Dump a Step Closer
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday denied Utah's latest bid to block a license for a nuclear waste storage area on the Skull Valley Indian reservation, rejecting the argument that the waste could be stuck at the site permanently.

Novozymes Receives EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award 2005
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present Novozymes, an Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) company with a 2005 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for employing enzymes to develop healthier fats and oils for use in margarine, baking and confectionery.

ACLU Says Bush Is Restricting Science
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The American Civil Liberties Union charged Tuesday that the Bush administration is placing science under siege by overzealously tightening restrictions on information, individuals and technology in the name of homeland security.

EarthNews Radio: Sensible Seafood Choices
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

How do you know which fish to buy, considering the declining fish population?

Environment Agency Says EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose 1.3 Percent in 2003
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union rose 1.3 percent in 2003, the bloc's environment agency said Tuesday, in a setback to efforts to fight global warming.

Kenya Reclaims Famed Game Park from Poachers
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - C. Bryson Hull, Reuters

Michael Kipkeu sounds more like a soldier than a game warden when he talks about keeping watch over Kenya's biggest national park, Tsavo East.

Valero and Sunoco in Consent Decree with US, Will Reduce Harmful Emissions by 44,000 Tons Annually
June 22, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with petroleum refiners Valero and Sunoco that are expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 44,000 tons per year from 18 refineries in eight states.

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