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Motorcycle of the Future Will Run on Fuel Cells, Create No Emissions
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It does not sound like a Harley, but a new motorcycle coming out soon could run on soybeans or ethanol. Except for a little heat and some drinkable water, the ENV bike produces no emissions, says Intelligent Energy, a British company that recently opened an office in California to launch its hydrogen fuel-cell bike in the United States.

Company Sells Wood with Stories
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Marcelene Edwards, The News Tribune

What others see as used, decaying wood, Scott Royer sees as a business opportunity. A 20-foot-wide pungent vinegar cask headed for the landfill turned high-end hardwood flooring.

Senate Cuts Spending for Nuclear Dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

The Senate voted Monday to cut significantly the budget for the troubled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump as negotiators tried to finalize several other spending bills before stopgap funding expires.

Judge Blocks California Sequoia Logging Project
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A federal judge temporarily barred a logging project Monday that would have included a small section of California's Giant Sequoia National Monument.

House To Probe Chemical Dumping
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John M.R. Bull, Daily Press

Federal lawmakers are demanding the Army reveal everything it knows about where it dumped chemical weapons into the world's oceans, as well as provide proof the munitions won't leak and cause an environmental catastrophe.

'Intersex' Fish Discovered off Southern California Coast
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists have discovered sexually altered fish off the Southern California coast, raising concerns that treated sewage discharged into the ocean contains chemicals that can affect an animal's reproductive system.

On Beyond Organic: Organics Under Attack?
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

If you eat organic food, you’ll want to listen to this week’s show. The question: are organic standards - and the process which guides their evolution - being undermined by corporate greed or are those same standards being protected to promote booming growth that benefits farmers and consumers?

German Police To Use 10,000 Officers To Ensure Passage of Nuclear Waste to Storage Site
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

German police announced plans Monday to use 10,000 local and federal officers to ensure the free passage of a train that is to deliver nuclear waste to a disputed northern storage site early next week.

Air Regulators Push for Stricter Plan To Cut Mercury Pollution
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

State and local air regulators unhappy with the Bush administration's approach to mercury pollution offered a competing plan Monday that would require coal-burning power plants to cut mercury emissions more deeply and more quickly and would raise home electric bills throughout the East and Midwest about a dollar a month.

Los Angeles Has the Worst Air Pollution in the United States, Government Says
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Los Angeles has cleaned up its air, but apparently not enough -- its skies are the most polluted in the United States, the government's environmental agency says.

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