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Department of Energy Selects SRI International to Develop Low-Cost Hydrogen Generation System
September 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an SRI-led team a four-year, $2.2 million contract to develop a prototype of a modular industrial system that uses steam electrolysis for low-cost generation of hydrogen.

American Humane Association's Animal Rescue Rig Deploys Today
September 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The American Humane Association announced this morning that it will deploy its Animal Emergency Services rescue rig to join its fleet of vehicles and volunteer responders already staged in Mississippi, ready to respond to the needs of Hurricane Katrina's animal victims.

EarthNews Radio: Checkout Bag Fee Proposal
September 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

In our EarthNews Radio feature Tuesday, we asked if paper or plastic was preferable as a choice for use in making pallets, and the answer was surprising. Today we ask the same question in the context you're used to hearing it: at the supermarket.

Scientist Scours Global Waters in Bid To Save Earth's Largest Freshwater Fishes
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press

Floating down the Mekong in his dinghy, Zeb Hogan is on the ultimate fisherman's quest: to find the world's largest freshwater fishes. Right now Hogan is on the Mekong that flows through the Indochinese peninsula, looking for a stingray said to weigh over 1,300 pounds (600 kilograms) -- as much as a full-grown longhorn steer.

Automakers Steer Fuel-Cell Cars to California Roads
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Leonard Anderson, Reuters

Automakers outlined plans Tuesday to introduce hydrogen-powered cars in California but said they had a long road ahead, despite strong support from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger who dreams of a "hydrogen highway".

Chinese Fish Farms, Deemed Safe Suppliers to Hong Kong, are Dried-Out or Don't Exist
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Several mainland Chinese fish farms selected by authorities to provide Hong Kong with safe freshwater fish either don't exist or are dried pools slated for urban development, local media reported Wednesday.

U.S. States Fight EPA on Greenhouse Gases
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A group of U.S. states Tuesday challenged a July court ruling upholding the Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to regulate greenhouse gas emission, a factor in global warming.

Western States Sue Bush Administration Over Decision To Open Pristine Forests
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

California, New Mexico and Oregon sued the Bush administration Tuesday over the government's decision to allow road building, logging and other commercial ventures on more than 90,000 square miles of untouched forests.

Dry, Hot Weather Ignites Big Alaska Wildfire Season
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Successive hot summers, vast swaths of insect-weakened trees and lightning strikes have combined to torch about 4 million acres of forest in Alaska this summer, nearly tying the state's third-largest fire season on record, federal and state officials said Tuesday.

Judge Blocks Plan To Poison Sierra Stream, and State Says It'll Drop the Idea
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal judge on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction barring wildlife officials from poisoning a Sierra waterway in an attempt to recover a rare species trout.

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