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Wet Winter Triggered California Landslide, Expert Says
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Accumulated rainfall from an unusually wet winter most likely triggered Wednesday's landslide that destroyed 18 luxury hillside homes in Orange County's Laguna Beach, scientists say.

Government Investigating Engine Stalling in Toyota Prius
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

The Toyota Prius, the gas-electric hybrid sedan that has generated waiting lists of environmentally conscious consumers, is the subject of a government investigation into reports that the engine can stall without warning.

Brewery Supplements Profits with Energy Savings
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Every day is casual-dress day at New Belgium Brewing Co., where employees with titles such as "vibe writer" and "sustainability goddess" are encouraged to ride bicycles to work. Yet behind the Fort Collins brewery's neo-hippie veneer is a sophisticated and aggressive campaign to save energy and supplement the profits from selling beer.

Entrepreneur Focuses on Environment
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Jason Stein, The Wisconsin State Journal

Consultant Sonya Newenhouse owns two Madison businesses and most of a third but no car. Newenhouse is one of the new breed of eco-entrepreneurs who have made a business out of helping consumers and companies do better for the environment.

Dell to Increase Commitment to Used Computer Recovery
June 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

There is no question that the short shelf-life of the typical computer and computer monitor is harming the environment.

Australian Animal Rights Group to Appeal Decision in Japanese Whaling Case
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Animal advocates hoping to halt a Japanese whale hunt announced plans Tuesday to appeal a legal decision that bars the group from filing a lawsuit against the whaling company Kyodo Senpaku.

Fighting Sprawl, Virginia Town Seeks to Save Past
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Speeding west of Washington, D.C., on busy U.S. Route 29 -- past strip malls, fast-food outlets and row after row of new suburban homes -- it's easy to pass right by this tiny 18th century town.

University to Research Sound Effects on Dolphins
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A bill passed by the U.S. House last week would provide $2.2 million to the University of Hawaii to research the effects of sound on whales and dolphins.

Council Mulling Moratorium on Black Coral Harvest Convenes for Three-Day Meeting
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

The federally funded Western Pacific Fishery Management Council mulling a five-year moratorium on black coral harvesting in federal waters around Hawaii convened Tuesday for a three-day meeting.

Large Calcite Formation Found in New Mexico Cave
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Sue Major Holmes, Associated Press

A calcite formation named Snowy River could prove a gold mine for scientists, who believe the new passage could yield information on everything from specialized bacteria to underground drainage.

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