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Warming Making Hurricanes Stronger, Study Says
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

Is global warming making hurricanes more ferocious? New research suggests the answer is yes. Scientists call the findings both surprising and "alarming" because they suggest global warming is influencing storms now -- rather than in the distant future.

Energy Bill a Disappointment, and Opportunity, for Wind, Solar and Biofuel Boosters
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

America's fledgling renewable energy industry won't be significantly transformed by the energy bill Congress passed Friday. To the disappointment of environmentalists and those with a financial stake in alternatives to fossil fuels, most of the $14.5 billion in tax breaks will help producers and users of oil, natural gas and coal.

Environmental News Network Launches ENN Expo
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Environmental News Network announced today the launch of its latest interactive feature, ENN Expo.

Toyota-GM Talks on Fuel Cell Venture Stalled
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Talks between Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a joint venture to develop fuel cell cars have stalled as the rivals are nervous about sharing state-of-the-art technologies, informed sources said Saturday.

Feds Subpoena Home Depot Records in Hazardous Waste Probe
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have issued a grand jury subpoena to The Home Depot Inc. seeking documents and information relating to the company's handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.

EarthNews Radio: Urban Age Magazine
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Urban Age magazine started 15 years ago to report on, among other things, the environmental breakthroughs happening in cities around the world.

4th Annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair to Be Held in August
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The fourth annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair is August 13 & 14 at the Ogle County Fairgrounds near Oregon, Illinois.

Energy Policy Act Will Boost Biofuels Industry: Biotechnology Industry Organization
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Energy Policy Act cleared today by Congress for President Bush's signature will improve domestic energy security by setting goals for production of renewable fuels made from U.S. agricultural resources, according to the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

Jellyfish Gone With the Wind in California
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Jablon, Associated Press

They came, they stung, they left. Tens of thousands of purplish-black jellyfish that invaded Orange County beaches for the past week mostly disappeared by Thursday along with a red tide of microscopic plankton on which they may have been feeding.

New Super Magnet Weighs More than 15 Tons
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - David Royse, Associated Press

This definitely ain't no refrigerator magnet. The new super magnet at The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory weighs more than 15 tons and has a magnetic field 420,000 times that of the Earth's -- strong enough to pull a metal object out of a person's hand and send it flying -- if people were allowed to get close enough.

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