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Higher Energy Prices Begin to Alter Americans' Housing, Lifestyle Choices
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Patrice Hill, The Washington Times

Record high energy prices haven't ended America's love affair with big cars and houses, but they have accelerated a trend toward living closer to downtown and looking for ways to cut fuel costs.

Japan Railway Wants Fuel Cell Trains on The Track in Next 6 Years
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun

Studies are under way to get a fuel cell-powered, nonpolluting, low-noise train into service by about 2010, the Railway Technical Research Institute said Monday.

Orangeburg, S.C., Chemical Plant Honored for Safety Standards
December 5, 2004 12:00 AM - The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.

As a testament to maintaining environmental, health and safety standards as well as community involvement, employees at Orangeburg's Albemarle Corp. plant have made it back-to-back victories in the annual Responsible Care Achievement Award given by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association.

Mountain Iron, Minn., Taconite Mine Wrestles with Wastewater Disposal
December 4, 2004 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn.

Where do you put 7.2 million gallons of unwanted water every day?

International Paper, New York State to Hear Concerns on Conservation Deal
December 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Corey Fram, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.

International Paper Co. and state officials will meet soon with leaders of four towns that opposed their property being included in a conservation deal between the two.

Creative Gift-Giving Ideas that are Easy on the Planet AND Your Wallet
December 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Tex Dworkin, Global Exchange

Are you sick of the same old dilemma? You feel obligated to buy gifts you can't afford for people who won't like them only to imagine them ending up in some landfill anyway? Or after you meticulously unwrap each of your gifts to save the paper for 'next time' your Aunt Edith throws it out anyway?

U.S., Australia Team Up to Protect Vulnerable Reefs
December 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters

Guardians of two of the world's most popular coral reefs joined forces Thursday to protect their fragile charges from the ravages of water pollution, coral disease and people.

Heatwave Study May Fuel Global Warming Lawsuits
December 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A study of a 2003 heatwave in Europe may give Pacific islanders and environmentalists new ammunition for legal cases blaming the United States for global warming, advocates said on Thursday.

Canada Bans Greenland, Faroese Fishing Boats
December 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Canada said Thursday it had banned fishing boats from Greenland and the Faroe Islands from its ports because of their "highly irresponsible" overfishing of shrimp stocks outside Canadian waters.

Brazil Garbage Dump Could Be Climate Trailblazer
December 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A Brazilian garbage dump could be a trailblazer for thousands of projects in developing nations under a U.N. plan to battle global warming, a Norwegian company said Wednesday.

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