Sales of Hybrid, Diesel Cars Projected to Soar by 2012
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Gregory J. Wilcox, Daily News, Los Angeles
In response to rising fuel prices, sales of new vehicles sporting hybrid-electric or "clean" diesel-powered engines are expected to increase dramatically over the next seven years, according to a report from J.D. Power-LMC Automotive Forecasting Services.
Illinois Institute of Technology Professor Develops 'Clean Energy Technology'
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Patrice M. Jones, Chicago Tribune
Said Al-Hallaj, a Jordanian-born research associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is quietly toiling away in his university lab. He says that he and other scientists are slowly perfecting new technologies that will push to the forefront a message for "clean energy technology" that is too often drowned out among the current wave of "shortsighted, reactionary solutions."
Activists Want Fish off California Aquarium Menu
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
An animal rights group has called on one of the largest aquariums in the United States to stop serving fish to its visitors, likening the practice to grilling up "poodle burgers at a dog show."
Abandoned Walrus Pup Finds New Home
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press
Word spread fast in the northwest Alaska village of Kivalina: a baby walrus was sitting on the beach, alone, apparently abandoned. But there was no way such a young walrus could survive on its own in the region's harsh conditions.
NOAA Scientists Say Reports Altered
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Many scientists at NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency responsible for balancing hydroelectric dams against endangered salmon, say they know of cases where scientific findings were altered at the request of commercial interests, according to a survey released Tuesday by two watchdog groups.
Nuclear Project Could Solve Energy Woes, Scientist Says
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters
If scientists succeed in building an experimental nuclear fusion reactor and making it work it could solve the world's energy problems for the next 1,000 years or more, a leading scientist said on Tuesday.
G8 Leaders' Cars to Use Eco-Fuel Made from Straw
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
When leaders of the world's major industrialized nations meet next week, their cars will run on a blend that contains a fuel made from straw, which its Canadian makers say can help in the battle against climate change.
Sanctuary for Donkeys, the Backbone of Ethiopia
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press
In a country where only half the population can afford or find medical treatment, a high-tech donkey clinic with its very own ambulance service may seem excessive. But not to the Ethiopian farmers who rely on these sure-footed, stoic beasts of burden.
On Beyond Organic: Urban Sprawl
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks
In just ten years, the town of Antioch (Bay Area) has grown from 62,200 to 90,500 residents, and is expected to reach 120,000 by 2025, according to research by the Greenbelt Alliance. But at what cost?
Man-Made Reef May Make Amends for San Onofre's Environmental Damage
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Sisson, North County Times
Like an underwater field of dreams, they built it and the kelp came. A team of Southern California research biologists last week released their draft report on the success of an experimental test reef built to make amends for the death of giant kelp forests caused by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.