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Inventor's New Drying Process Could Boost the Value of Coal
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan Falstad, Billings Gazette

Don Dunlop, a chemical engineer with a doctorate and 50 years' experience, believes he has solved the problem of removing water from coal while keeping the fuel from spontaneously catching fire.

Toyota Scrambling To Produce Hybrids To Meet Growing Demand
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

When Toyota unveiled its first hybrid vehicle nearly a decade ago, many people were skeptical about its environmentally friendly gas-and-electric-powered engine that dramatically boosts mileage.

Los Angeles Magazine's Green Home Features GridPoint's Intelligent Energy Management Appliance
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GridPoint, Inc., a provider of intelligent energy management (IEM) appliances, today announced that GridPoint Connect will be featured in Los Angeles Magazine's DesignHouse 2005: The Green Home, which marries healthy living with great design.

Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup™ Efforts Result in $135 Million in Value to Community Improvement Initiatives
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

In an era when many are seeking ways to connect with their communities and "make a difference," Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup™ has once again proven itself as a vibrant and diverse platform for improving neighborhoods through clean-ups, green-ups, fix-ups, educational programs, and heightened awareness of the value of clean, green, communities.

Dutch Windmills at Risk from Climate Change
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters

Windmills, one of the Netherlands' trademarks, may go idle because of less wind as a result of climate change, Dutch scientists predict.

Mexico Gains Traction in Battle against Tire Dumps
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Mexico is making headway in a battle to remove mountains of used tires from eyesore dumps on the U.S. border, regarded as fire risks and breeding grounds for disease, authorities said Wednesday.

Rain-Forest Damage Much Worse Than Thought
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Loss of trees in the Brazilian rain forest is much worse than had been thought, according to a new study. Losses in clear-cut areas where all trees are removed have been monitored by satellite observations, but those were not able to detect the cutting of individual trees in areas where others are left behind.

Icebox Eyesore Symbolizes Massive Challenge: Removing Katrina Debris
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Hays, Associated Press

The discarded refrigerators have dotted the wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods for weeks like fly-infested tombstones, some sealed with duct tape yet secreting foul odors.

Greenland Icecap Thickens Slightly Despite Warming
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Greenland's ice-cap has thickened slightly in recent years despite wide predictions of a thaw triggered by global warming, a team of scientists said on Thursday.

Canadian Researchers Find Anti-Freeze in Fleas
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie Mollins, Reuters

Tiny fleas that survive on fungus found under a blanket of snow contain a unique antifreeze that could have implications for farming or transplant surgery, Canadian researchers said on Wednesday.

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