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Hybrids, Diesel Cars Dominate List of Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles for 2006
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Ford Motor Co., with its hybrid SUVs, is the only American carmaker to crack the top-10 fuel economy list for 2006 vehicles. The manual version of the hybrid Honda Insight tops the list, with 60 miles per gallon in the city and 66 mpg on the highway, and the hybrid Toyota Prius is second with 60 mpg in the city and 51 on the highway, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy said Wednesday.

EPA Actions Against Polluters
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

A roundup of recent actions the EPA has taken against commercial, industrial, and individual polluters.

Cherokee International Sites Certified to ISO 14001
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Cherokee International, a manufacturer of power supplies, today announced that its Tustin, Calif., and Guadalajara, Mexico, facilities have successfully completed the audit of International Standardization Organization (ISO) 14001 certification for environmental practices by QMI.

China Bear Bile Farmer Eaten by Own Animals
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Chinese man who raised bears to tap them for their bile, prized as a traditional medicine in Asia, has been killed and eaten by his animals, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

Six-Nation Climate Change Meeting Likely Delayed
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A six-nation meeting to combat global warming is unlikely to be held in November as planned and Australia is aiming to host the talks at the end of this year or early 2006, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said on Tuesday.

Environmental Decay May Prompt Refugee Surge, Study Says
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A deteriorating environment could drive about 50 million people from their homes by 2010 and the world needs to define a new category of "environmental" refugee, a U.N. study said on Tuesday.

Brazilian Governor Declares Amazon River a Disaster Area
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Authorities declared part of the Amazon River a disaster area after a drought left the levels of parts of the river too low for navigation, officials said Tuesday.

San Diego May Soon See California Condors
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

California condors are expected to return soon to the skies over San Diego County, nearly a century after they disappeared. Scientists say condors released in Mexico three years ago have made exploratory flights within 15 miles of the United States, and they believe the birds will cross the border in the next few months.

Indigenous Groups Demand Chavez Stop Coal Mining in Western Venezuela
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Natalie Obiko Pearson, Associated Press

Dozens of Indians from western Venezuela protested in the capital Tuesday demanding a halt to mining in their region and calling government efforts to formalize their ownership of ancestral lands a "fraud."

U.S. High Court To Decide Wetlands-Regulation Cases
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would would decide the reach of the federal government's power to regulate wetlands, an issue pitting environmentalists against property-rights advocates.

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