International Consortium Chooses France as Site for Nuclear Fusion Reactor
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
A six-party consortium chose France as the site for an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, a spokeswoman for the European Union said Tuesday, opening the way for development of a potential source of clean, inexhaustible energy.
Radical Environmentalist Fights Extradition to U.S., Says He's Being Targeted by FBI
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press
A radical environmentalist who is one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives told an extradition hearing Monday he was being unfairly targeted by the U.S. government and should be allowed to remain in Canada.
Tsunami Prompts Companies to Play Greater Role in Humanitarian Relief Efforts
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Mike Gray spends most days as Rolls-Royce's regional director selling jet engines to the Indonesian military or compression systems to oil companies across the country's vast archipelago. But since the tsunami, the 54-year-old Briton with a boyish face has assumed a new role: spurring corporate relief efforts.
British University to Conduct Major Survey of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A British university on Tuesday announced plans for what it called the largest international survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises on the European Atlantic continental shelf.
Senate Energy Bill Faces Opposition from Pro-Industry GOP in House
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For the third time in four years, the Senate is certain to produce an energy bill embraced by Republicans and Democrats. But its chance of becoming law depends on hard bargaining with House GOP leaders more favorable to industry.
Researchers Release Rare Turtles in Georgia
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Bluestein, Associated Press
Wildlife researchers have released four rare bog turtles into the wild, the first group of the federally threatened species to be let loose in Georgia.
Beijing Earmarks $40 Billion to Get in Olympic Shape
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Beijing plans to pump nearly $40 billion into a massive infrastructure building spree to make sure the city is ready to host the 2008 Olympics, state media said on Monday. Beijing is home to more than 2 million cars, and counting, and its crippling traffic jams have prompted much hand-wringing about transportation and air pollution during the Games.
By 2007, IndyCars Will Run on Pure Ethyl Alcohol, a Cleaner Fuel
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Edwards, Richmond Times-Dispatch
In 2007, Indy racers will be running on 100 percent ethanol. That's ethyl alcohol -- white lightning before it's denatured to make it undrinkable.
Parking Lot's Photovoltaic 'Solar Trees' Offer Shade, Provide Power
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Craig D. Rose, the San Diego Union-Tribune
Kyocera yesterday unveiled a demonstration project it hopes will help take parking lots to new places by including stylized solar arrays that shade cars while cleanly producing electricity.
'Biodegradable Slippers' Wins International Award
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Abhay Vaidya, The Times of India
What do biodegradable disposable slippers, Motorola's Razr V3 mobile phone, the Nike Considered Boot, Sony's QUALIA016 digital camera and the iPod Shuffle have in common?