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Nissan's Ghosn Cautious about Hybrid Cars
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., said Friday he remains "cautious" about producing hybrid cars until it is clear there is a real demand for them.

Kenai Refinery To Make Low-Sulfur Fuel
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Anchorage Daily News

Two Alaska refinery operators will join forces on a $45 million project to start making and distributing clean-burning, low-sulfur fuel.

China, Russia To Set Up River Pollution Hotline
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

China and Russia said on Thursday they are setting up a hotline so that Beijing can keep Moscow informed about toxic river pollution heading for Russian territory.

New England Looks to Canada for Natural Gas Needs
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard C. Lewis, Associated Press

Energy analysts predict that by 2010, and perhaps sooner, there won't be enough supply to fulfill the region's energy needs. But plans to build liquefied natural gas terminals in New England face stiff opposition.

Study Shows There's More CO2 Now Than Past 650K Years
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

Scientists are looking back to a time when "greenhouse gases" were not the problem they are today, and it is giving them a clearer picture of how people are making it worse.

EU Hopes To Reach Deal on Landmark Chemicals Bill Next Month
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union hopes to reach agreement soon on a controversial bill designed to protect people from effects of chemicals used in products of everyday use, Britain said Thursday.

Distinctive Chicago Chocolate Smell, Pollution to Some, To Disappear
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Tarm, Associated Press

For decades, commuters and tourists have delighted in the mouthwatering smells wafting over the city from the Blommer Chocolate Co. factory. Now, that aroma is about to disappear, courtesy of federal regulators.

Chinese Oil Firm Apologizes for Polluting Water Supply in Northeastern City
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press

China's biggest oil company is apologizing for an explosion at a chemical plant that sent a toxic slick of benzene flowing through this major city and forced its government to cut off running water to 3.8 million people.

Swedish Capital Sees Less Silver Pollution Thanks to Digital Photos
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The growing use of digital photography has helped clean the water in the Swedish capital by reducing emissions of silver into the sewage systems from photo labs, experts said Thursday.

Unfit for Purpose: Shell Consortium Profiting from the Riches of Russia’s Far East -- A Guest Commentary
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Claude Martin, WWF International

It has been a windfall year for international energy companies, capitalizing on record high gas and oil prices. And, with demand still high, the race to find more of these precious non-renewable resources is on. But at what cost?

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