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Congress Set to Pass Far-Reaching Energy Bill, Breaking Years of Stalemate
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

After years of stalemate, Congress is set to enact a national energy plan that its supporters say will provide a more diverse mix of fuels, create jobs and spur development of cleaner burning coal and a new generation of nuclear reactors.

ENN Weekly: July 25th - 29th
July 29, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news July 25th - 29th: Powering Windsor Castle, protecting apes, combating climate change, compromising on energy, and much more.

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.

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