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Plug-In Hybrids to Remain Rare Despite Amazing Mileage, Says ABI Research
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Though it would probably void the warranty, owners have been known to modify their hybrid vehicles to run longer solely on electric power and to charge their batteries from electric mains.

ThermoEnergy Announces Start of $750,000 Federal Climate Change Grant Program
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

ThermoEnergy Corporation announced the start of a $750,000 federally funded program designed to fast track development of its patented new zero air emission technology known as the ThermoEnergy Integrated Power System, or TIPS process.

AltWheels to Host Panel Discussions on Newest Transportation Alternatives
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Record high gas prices. Global warming. Dependence on foreign oil. What’s the answer? Hear from the experts on the challenges and solutions coming down the pipeline.

Willie Nelson’s Biodiesel is Now Available in Austin, Texas
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Legendary musician and biodiesel pioneer Willie Nelson today announced that “BioWillie” is now available at a retail pump in Willie’s home town of Austin.

Wildfire Claims 988 Acres of Malawi Forest
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A wildfire raging for over 10 days has claimed about 400 hectares (988 acres) of pristine Malawi forest, officials said Monday. Authorities have not established the cause of the blaze sweeping through the Zomba Plateau, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of the commercial capital, Blantyre.

Jellyfish Cause Shutdown of Swedish Nuclear Reactor
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Swedish nuclear power plant shut down one of its three reactors Monday because of an abnormal accumulation of jellyfish in the cooling system. The Oskarshamn plant in southeastern Sweden, which supplies about 10 percent of the country's electricity, uses water from the Baltic Sea in its cooling tanks.

Idaho Gives Lukewarm OK on Plutonium Plan
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Smith, Associated Press

The state of Idaho is supporting a U.S. Department of Energy proposal to start producing plutonium-238 for NASA and national security agencies at the federal nuclear research compound in eastern Idaho.

Illinois Attorney General Says EPA Goes Easy on Coal Plants
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune

As Chicago gasps through another summer of dirty air, the state's top attorney is accusing environmental regulators of looking the other way while the region's coal-fired power plants repeatedly fill the air with soot.

On Beyond Organic Radio: Green Fuels -- Biodiesel
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

With gas and diesel prices costing more than $3 per gallon in some parts of California, commercial fleets are increasingly turning to Biodiesel as a cheaper, more environmentally-friendly alternative. Biodiesel is made from recycled French fry cooking oil, as well as being produced from soybeans, canola and other crops.

Malaysia To Introduce Prison Sentences for Illegal Logging
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The government will impose mandatory prison terms to punish people who illegally harvest wood from rain forests in Malaysia, one of the world's largest exporters of tropical timber, authorities said Tuesday.

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