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Toyota Rejects Eco Car Rules: Proposed Size Limits 'Will Hurt Competition'
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Santan Santivimolnat, Bangkok Post

Toyota Motor Thailand Co has reiterated no compromise is possible in an argument over whether there should be restrictions on the body size of a proposed "eco car" the government has proposed be built by commercial carmakers.

Survey Confirms Sea Squirts in Maine
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - David Sharp, Associated Press

A survey of Cobscook Bay has uncovered the presence of sea squirts, an invasive species that scientists fear could overwhelm valuable shellfish beds and alter the marine ecosystem, researchers said Monday.

Montana Stream Law Still Under Attack, 20 Years after Passage
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

The 1980s lapel buttons had been stored for years in Tom Bugni's home, leftovers from a campaign that established a groundbreaking Montana law guaranteeing public access to rivers and streams.

From Landfills to Sludge Fields, Tour Showcases Garbage
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Johnson, Associated Press

Smelly sludge sewage fields and landfills aren't the usual stuff of sightseeing tours in a city that likes to show off its architecture and lakefront parks.

Safe Water: World Water Week
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Can economic growth, sustainable development, improved public health and reduced poverty levels of underprivileged communities all come from a glass of clean drinking water?

On Beyond Organic Radio: Permaculture
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

A permaculturist’s skills may include straw bale house building or edible forest gardening. They may have set-up a rainwater collection system on their roof, or turned their livestock fences into a food source. All this is part of a design concept that takes its cues from the workings of a healthy eco-system.

U.S. Conservationist Fulfills His Chilean Dream
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Fiona Ortiz, Reuters

He spent more than $30 million and wrangled with the Chilean government and public for eight years, but a former American clothing magnate turned conservationist has now realized his dream of turning his vast lands in southern Chile into a nature sanctuary.

EarthNews Radio: Our Energy
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

There are many opportunities for the consumer who wants to support renewable energy, such as putting photovoltaics on the roof. But there are other options. Jerry Kay tells you about one of them in this edition of EarthNews Radio.

Patagonia Seeks To Recycle Used Capilene Products into New Clothing
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim McLain, Ventura County Star

Patagonia Inc., the Ventura, California outdoor gear and apparel manufacturer known for its support of environmental causes, is asking customers to return some worn-out cold-weather underwear products so the fiber can be renewed and made into new long underwear.

African Leaders, Experts Try To Head Off Looming Fish Supply Crisis
August 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Dulue Mbachu, Associated Press

The quantity of fish available per person worldwide grew during the last two decades but declined in Africa, raising concerns about how to guarantee supplies of a main source of protein for a hungry continent.

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