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Ethanol Is Cheaper, Industry Study Says
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine

A new pilot-scale study on ethanol fuel efficiency suggests improved fuel costs for cars at 10, 20 and 30 percent of ethanol in petroleum. The American Coalition for Ethanol, holding its 18th annual convention and trade show in Omaha, unveiled the results of a commissioned pilot study.

U.S. EPA and DOT Recognize Flexcar as a 'Best Workplace for Commuters'
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Today, Flexcar, the nation's leading carsharing provider, was designated as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation.

EENT's AXP 1000 Reduces Truckers' Idle, Helping the Environment
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Energy & Engine Technology Corporation, a developer of auxiliary power generators for the long haul trucking industry, announced today that it believes its AXP 1000 device provides the potential to save money, lives and the environment.

Two New Bird Species Identifed in Colombia
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two new species of birds called tapaculos have been identified in the mountains of Colombia, a conservation group said Tuesday.

Tough But Fragile, Turtles Take to Italian Hospital
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Robin Pomeroy, Reuters

The island hospital is small, sparsely equipped and very often the patients are so large that they have to be tipped sideways to get them to the operating table. Fortunately, the patients are tough enough to withstand being knocked against a doorframe -- they are protected by a solid shell bigger than a manhole cover.

Police, Firefighters and Volunteers Shovel Out Mud after Floods Sweep Europe
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Jens Lang, Associated Press

Flood victims waded into their homes to shovel out mud and stagnant water Wednesday while heavy machinery cleared debris from village streets as volunteers fanned out to clean up after heavy rains and landslides swept central and southern Europe.

Colorado Scientist Quits Global Warming Panel
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Colorado State University scientist Roger Pielke Sr. has resigned from a Bush administration science advisory team in a disagreement over research into the causes of global warming.

International Team Claims Discovery of New Source for China's Yangtze River
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A group of international explorers on Tuesday claimed it had pinpointed a new site for the source of China's storied Yangtze River, placing it 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) farther west than previously thought.

Republicans Eye Offshore Drilling in U.S. Budget Bill
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Cowan, Reuters

Republicans next month may try to open new U.S. offshore areas to oil and gas drilling in a move that would bring in billions of dollars in new revenue and let politicians claim progress in boosting domestic energy supplies at a time of record prices.

Housing Conservation -- An Editorial
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Bangor Daily News

A plan to preserve wildlife habitat while providing affordable housing on Mount Desert Island exemplifies what should be the future of land conservation and development in Maine. Just as there cannot be unlimited development, there cannot be broad mandates against future development.

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