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Dry Venezuela Island Lived Boom-to-Bust Pearl Rush
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Pascal Fletcher, Reuters

Those who fear the world's economy will crash the day the Earth's oil reserves run dry can cite the "pearl island" of Cubagua as a lesson in how not to exploit a natural resource.

Average Fuel Economy for 2005 Models Increases Slightly
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

Honda Motor Co. posted the highest average fuel economy for 2005 vehicles, but automakers made little progress in making automobiles more fuel-efficient, the government reported Thursday.

Bayer Keeps Emissions Level Despite Increased Production
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM -

Bayer AG has maintained the previous years' levels of emissions and waste despite major increases in production volumes.

Diesel Technology Forum Statement on Energy Bill
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM -

Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued the following statement today as the House and Senate vote on a final energy bill that will likely make its way to President Bush later this week.

Nightmare Rains Paralyze Bombay, Leaving Thousands Stranded, Hundreds Dead
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Ramola Talwar Badam, Associated Press

The rain looked like a solid wall of water, and it just kept coming. Soaked, frightened parents walked for hours Wednesday to reach their children. Motorists spent the night marooned on traffic islands, watching bodies float past.

Scientists Hope to Boost Speckled Trout Populations
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory are raising thousands of speckled trout to try to boost the population of one of the coast's most popular game fish.

New York City Parks Hit on Weed Spraying
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Austin Fenner, Daily News

When Connie Lesold stepped out of her car on Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway, she got a nauseating whiff of weed killer. "I knew they had sprayed," Lesold, 67, said. "You can smell it." Lesold and other environmental activists want the Parks Department to stop using herbicides on the city's 29,000 acres of parkland.

Sunoco to Pay $3.6 Million over 2000 Oil Spill
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Sunoco will pay the government about $3.6 million to settle a lawsuit over a massive oil spill that fouled plants and animals at a wildlife refuge, officials announced Wednesday.

U.S. Energy Bill Won't Cut Gasoline Prices, DOE Chief Says
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

American motorists should not expect lower gasoline prices to follow quickly on the heels of this week's expected passage of legislation to overhaul U.S. energy policy, Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said on Wednesday. Lists its Top 20 Sustainable Stocks
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN has published its list of the world's top 20 sustainable stocks. These are public companies that have been deemed by the analysts at to be at the forefront of creating a sustainable economy.

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