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Daihatsu To Release First Hybrid Commercial Minivehicle
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Daihatsu Motor Co. said Monday it will release a commercial minivehicle next month that is powered by an electric-gasoline hybrid system, the first of its kind in the industry.

Researchers Seek To End Dump Stink
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Burlew, Tallahassee Democrat

Jeff Chanton and Tarek Abichou have found a surprisingly good use for broken beer bottles, foam packing peanuts and other unwanted stuff that typically takes up space in landfills.

USA Technologies Displays Energy Management Products at EPA Air Innovations Show
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

USA Technologies last week demonstrated to the Nation's environmental professionals its energy management products designed to help reduce harmful pollutants from the atmosphere.

Germany's #2 Cement Producer Increases Use of Alternative Fuels
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Pavilion Technologies, an advanced process control (APC) and environmental compliance company, announced today the results of the first project at Dyckerhoff's Lengerich.

EarthNews Radio: Paper or Plastic?
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Which pallets are better for the environment? Jerry Kay spoke to Daniel Imhoff, one of the authors of Paper or Plastic, Searching for Solutions to an Overpackaged World

Farmers' Almanac Warns of Temperature Fluctuations
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Jerry Karkavy, Associated Press

Get your sweaters, mittens and hats ready. The Farmers' Almanac warns that the coming winter will bring unusually sharp fluctuations in temperature, and says readers "may be reminded of riding a roller, or in this case, 'polar' coaster."

Thai Elephant Fitted With Prosthesis
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Thai elephant that attracted worldwide attention when its foot was amputated after it stepped on a land mine has been fitted with a temporary prosthesis, a wildlife conservation worker said Sunday.

India Moves on River Plan, Critics Warn of Disaster
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Terry Friel, Reuters

Two key states have agreed to start the first stage of a $200 billion plan to link India's rivers, a scheme critics condemn as a recipe for ecological disaster and violence from those it will force from their homes.

Researcher Can Make All-White-Meat Chicken
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Soraya Nadia McDonald, Associated Press

Daniel Fletcher has found a way to transform dark meat chicken into white, a scientific advance some purists say has gone too far. Fletcher, a University of Georgia poultry science professor, said his other white meat isn't designed to compete with the real thing on restaurant menus or grocery shelves.

Millions of Idled Acres Getting Another Look
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clayton, Omaha World-Herald

Agriculture, wildlife and conservation groups expect a conference next week in St. Louis to be where the U.S. Department of Agriculture lays out its plan for dealing with vast amounts of land contracts in the Conservation Reserve Program.

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