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House Sets Up Prizes for Hydrogen Fuel Technology
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

Scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs will be able to vie for a grand prize of $10 million (euro7.8 million), and smaller prizes reaching millions of dollars, under legislation passedf by the House of Representatives to encourage research into hydrogen as an alternative fuel.

Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Far above Target
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Canada's emissions of greenhouse gases are now 35 percent above the level it promised to reach under the Kyoto climate change accord and the country would have to ground every train, plane and car to meet its target, Environment Minister Rona Ambrose said Wednesday.

House Committee Signals Support for Ending Offshore Gas Drilling Ban
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

A House panel voiced approval Wednesday for developing natural gas in restricted areas of coastal waters, voting to remove from an Interior Department bill a long-standing moratorium on drilling on most of the country's Outer Continental Shelf.

China Ponders Price of Progress at Spectacular Gorge
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Alan Wheatley, Reuters

Environmentalists fear that China's hunger for hydropower to feed its booming economy could spell the end of one of the world's deepest river gorges and scar some of the country's most spectacular scenery.

Bounty Fishing Helping Save Salmon
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

On his first cast of the season, Jim Walker pitched a lure resembling a baby salmon into the dark green waters of the Columbia River and -- BAM! -- hooked a 24-inch fish with a $4 bounty on its head.

Colombian Police Train Rats to Sniff out Landmines
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Hugh Bronstein, Reuters

Her name is Lola and she's at the top of her class of risk-running rodents being trained to sniff out landmines in Colombia, home to the world's highest number of mine-related deaths and injuries last year.

On ENN Radio: Sun Protection Tips, Portable Power Packs, Citizen Science, and Green Living
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

With summer just around the proverbial corner, we thought the time was ripe for a sunscreen refresher course. ENN Radio's Jerry Kay caught up with Dr. Warwick Morison, chairman of the Skin Cancer Foundation's Photobiology Committee.

Officials Prep for Red Tide Outbreak
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Brooke Donald, Associated Press

Officials are preparing for the possibility of a new outbreak of red tide even as the state continues to deal with the effects of last year's devastating bloom that closed shellfish beds and caused $50 million in damage to tourism and fishing industries.

California Butterfly Numbers Near 40-Year Low
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The number of butterflies migrating through the state has fallen to a nearly 40-year low as populations already hurt by habitat loss and climate change encountered a cold, wet spring, researchers said.

Lawsuit Over Teflon Health Risks Seeks to Combine Complaints from 16 States
May 10, 2006 12:00 AM - David Pitt, Associated Press

A lawsuit representing millions of owners of Teflon coated cookware was filed in U.S. District Court, seeking to combine complaints from 16 states into one master case.

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