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Florida Focuses on Saving Its Endangered Natural Springs
January 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Sara Kennedy, Associated Press

For a city kid, Guy Axelrod was pretty good with the hand net he used to catch tiny critters as he waded downstream from Crystal Springs.

Small Island Nations Appeal for Help to Deal with Environmental and Economic Woes
January 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Small island nations need help dealing with environmental and economic woes that are threatening their survival, a senior official said Monday.

GM's Fuel-Cell Cars Still Face Obstacles
January 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune

General Motors Corp. says one problem has been solved, but two remain in making hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered vehicles viable by the automaker's 2010 target.

General Motors Develops Hybrid, Hydrogen Strategies
January 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.

With the GMC Graphyte, General Motors announces it's serious about hybrids. With GM's Sequel, more performance and better range enter the nascent hydrogen fuel-cell market.

Silicon Valley Players Seek Breakthroughs in Alternative-Power Technology
January 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Marshall, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.

Until recently, the energy business didn't hold much appeal for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs — too old-world, too regulated, too, well, unenergetic.

Hull, Mass., Aims to Build High-Tech Water Desalination Plant
January 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Jenn Abelson, The Boston Globe

Hull officials are seeking proposals that would enable the town to draw its drinking water from the ocean and possibly build the nation's first wind-powered desalination plant.

Head of Mexican Oil Monopoly Apologizes for Oil Spill
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The director of state-run oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos on Thursday appologized for an oil spil last week that unleashed crude oil into a river feeding the Gulf of Mexico and promised the company would compensate residents whose homes and livlihoods were harmed.

Sage Grouse Won't Be Federally Protected
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press

The federal government has decided not to list the sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act, a Colorado senator announced Thursday.

Tennessee Wind Farm Expands to Generate More Clean Power
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Duncan Mansfield, Associated Press

With a "whoosh, whoosh, whoosh," the graceful blades of 18 windmills on the South's first commercial wind farm are now producing enough clean power to be seen as more than just an eco-experiment.

Pollution-Eating Bacteria Gives Up Genetic Secrets
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A pollution-eating bacteria first found in sewage sludge may have evolved its talents in response to human contamination of the environment, researchers said Thursday.

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