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Hydrogen Hybrid Vehicles Set to Showcase Solid H2 Storage
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Even as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles gather increasing attention, it's a less exotic - and these days a surprisingly more mainstream - auto technology that's set to showcase the near-term viability of hydrogen fuel.

Agencies Agree on Hanford Canyon Cleanup
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

State and federal officials announced Tuesday a plan to clean up a highly contaminated World War II-era chemical plant at Washington's Hanford nuclear reservation.

Hunger Crisis Looms as Malawi's Lean Season Comes Early
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press

Dona Kijani dives into a crocodile infested river for water lilies, dicing with death for tubers that are barely edible and give her children diarrhea. She says it is her only source of food.

House Pulses with Solar Energy
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Drummond, The Charlotte Observer, N.C.

Jeff Martin bear-hugs a massive, insulated 1,000-gallon water tank in his basement. "This," he proclaims, "is the heart of the house." It's an apt metaphor. Solar thermal panels on his roof heat water that circulates around the heart-tank, and keeps his family of four in more hot water than they can use.

Environmentalists and Industry Head for Clash on New EU Chemicals Law
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Environmentalists claimed victory in a key European Parliament vote on a new chemicals law Tuesday, paving the way for a clash with pro-business groups at a full legislative ballot next month.

EarthNews Radio: Chemical Risk
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

We encounter chemicals in consumer products every day, but we probably don't think about whether they might have harmful effects. Jerry Kay discussed this with Lisa Wanser of Breast Cancer Action.

Officials Expect Gulf Natural Gas Production To Be Down for Months
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Heavy damage by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita mean it probably will take months to return offshore natural gas production to normal levels.

New Uses for the 'Big Boxes'
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Jordan, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky.

It wasn't Bardstown's 300 historic buildings that fascinated Julia Christensen when she was growing up in Nelson County. It was the town's three Wal-Marts. Over the years, the first Wal-Mart was replaced by a larger Wal-Mart that was replaced by an even larger Wal-Mart. Each new store was built in a different place, leaving behind a "big box" that sat empty for a long time.

Superfund Spent $507 Million Last Year Cleaning Hazardous Waste Sites
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The federal Superfund program for the nation's worst hazardous waste sites spent $507 million and finished cleaning up 40 of them last year.

Experts Say Spanish Fishing Devastates Sharks
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press

Spanish fishermen are devastating stocks of deep-water sharks in the northeast Atlantic, using wasteful and unregulated methods that leave more than half of their catch to rot, according to an investigation by Irish, Norwegian and British marine experts.

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