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February US Hybrid Sales Second-Strongest Ever
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Green Car Congress

Sales of hybrids in the US in February jumped back over the 10,000 unit mark.

AEP Gets Nod to Purchase Wind Power
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Russell Ray, Tulsa World

An agreement that calls for AEP-PSO to buy power from a wind farm planned near Lawton was approved Wednesday by state regulators.

Richardson: Governors Should Have More Say About Drilling on Federal Land
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday that governors should be allowed to protect environmentally sensitive federal land in their states against oil and gas drilling.

Atlanta Subways to Get TV, Radio Feeds
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Eliott C. McLaughlin, Associated Press

John Brink looked bored as he stood on the northbound subway Wednesday, skateboard wedged between his legs.

Manure Blamed for Killing Wisconsin Trout
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Manure spread on a frozen field is blamed for killing dozens of brown trout in a southern Wisconsin stream, just months after the federal government removed the river from its list of impaired waters.

Winds Trapping Pollutants, Solar Storms Blamed for Arctic Ozone Loss
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Ozone levels over the Earth's far north dipped sharply early last year when polar winds trapped nitrogen pollutants, researchers reported Tuesday.

Seven Rare Whales Found Dead on New Zealand Beach
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The carcasses of seven rare Gray's beaked whales have been found on an isolated northern New Zealand beach where they apparently were stranded, the Conservation Department said Wednesday.

Pols are Pushing Cleanup of Creek
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Elizabeth Hays, Daily News

Elected officials and environmental advocates are calling on Mayor Bloomberg to clean up toxic Newtown Creek -- whether the city wins the 2012 Olympics or not.

Scientists Say Removing All Radioactive Waste from Defense Sites Impractical
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

A significant amount of radioactive waste from Cold War bomb-making should remain at former production sites, and several locations should be kept open longer than planned to treat waste from elsewhere, scientists recommended Tuesday.

Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel Chats with Grist about Climate Change
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Amanda Griscom Little, Grist Magazine

In 1997, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) led the fight against American ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. So some folks may be surprised to hear that he's recently stepped up as a leading Republican voice on climate change. He's just introduced three bills designed to spur innovation in clean technology and thereby reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. He chats with Amanda Griscom Little about how what looks like a change of heart really isn't -- on the Grist Magazine website.

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