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GM, Energy Dept. to Make Fuel Cell Vehicles
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Energy Department have signed a five-year, $88 million deal to build a fleet of 40 hydrogen fuel vehicles, the world's largest automaker said Wednesday.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corp. Addresses Tougher Air-Quality Regulations
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Tomich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ameren Corp., which operates 12 coal-fired power plants in the Midwest, was the biggest buyer nationwide of federal allowances for sulfur-dioxide emissions, which cause acid rain.

EarthNews Radio: Organic Consumers Association
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Is the organic-label body-care product you're using really organic?

Bamboo Shortage Threatens Pandas in China
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

Giant pandas in western China could be at risk of starvation because the bamboo plants that they eat are beginning to die off in a cycle that happens about every 60 years, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Air Pollution in Munich Exceeds EU Limit, Prompting Calls for Action
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Munich has become the first German city to violate a new European Union guideline on air pollution, authorities said Monday, prompting calls for quick action to combat emissions.

Indiana Man Photographs Endangered Bobcats
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A northeastern Indiana hunter who found mysterious animal tracks in a swamp set up an infrared-activated camera that captured images of two endangered bobcats.

Study Finds High Toxins in Wash. Fish
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A state Department of Ecology study has found that fish in the Spokane River have the highest concentrations of toxic flame retardants of any freshwater fish in Washington state.

Unlikely Bedfellows Lobby against US Gas-Guzzlers
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

A group of former national security officials Monday took up the cause of weaning U.S. drivers from their oil addiction -- normally the realm of environmental groups -- and asked the Bush administration to spend $1 billion on lighter, more fuel-efficient automobiles.

On Beyond Organic: God, Food & the Environment
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Last month, the Archbishop of Canterbury called on the Church of England to adopt ecologically sensitive policies regarding recycling and using organic foods for communion rituals.

Nuclear Power Plants Turning to Dry Casks for Storing Used Fuel
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

About 40 percent of the nation's nuclear power plants have begun moving spent fuel out of cooling pools and into massive dry casks, embracing a storage approach that a National Academy of Sciences panel said offers safety advantages.

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