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Walk Your Dog Three Times a Day or Be Fined, Says Turin
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Dog owners in Turin will be fined up to 500 euros ($650) if they don't walk their pets at least three times a day, under a new law from the city's council.

Safety of Nuclear Power Plants Remains Emotional Issue in Energy Debate
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Henry, The Blade

Nuclear power provides a fifth of America's electricity. It provides close to all of the power in France and Japan. China, now one of the most rapidly developing nations, has announced plans to build nuclear plants in its country at a pace of nearly one every two years for the next two decades.

Home Vehicle Refueling Becomes a Convenient Alternative
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Mateja, Chicago Tribune

With the first natural gas refueling stations now available for home garages, Honda has begun selling a limited number of natural-gas-powered Civic GX cars to retail customers in California.

Upgrades Turn Scottsdale, Ariz., Building Green
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Taylor, The Tribune

A building in the General Dynamics C4 Systems complex in Scottsdale has officially achieved "Green Building" status after efficiency improvements in its water and energy systems.

Views on Ecology Law Mixed
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Camden, The Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review

The 35-year-old National Environmental Policy Act is either an important protection the public has from out-of-control government or an excuse for out-of-touch bureaucrats to delay and disrupt worthwhile developments.

Toyota Gets Triple the Orders it Expected for Hybrid SUVs
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday orders for its two new models of gasoline-electric hybrid sport utility vehicles were three times its initial monthly projection of 1,000 units.

Sandvik Group Plans Carbide Recycling Plant at Chiplun
April 25, 2005 12:00 AM - The Economic Times, India

The Sandvik group is setting up a cemented carbide recycling plant at Chiplun, on the Konkan coast.

Study Shows Antarctic Glaciers Shrinking
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Emma Ross, Associated Press

The first comprehensive survey of glaciers on the Antarctic peninsula has shown that the rivers of ice are shrinking, mostly because of warming of the local climate.

EPA Mercury Rule to Achieve Cuts with Few Direct Controls, Report Says
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Cutting mercury from power plants by nearly half within 15 years can be done almost entirely through the Bush administration's market trading plan and without direct pollution controls, congressional researchers say.

Designed for Harmony, but Plants Invade Fallingwater's Land
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Allison Schlesinger, Associated Press

Fallingwater is Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural symbol of man living in harmony with nature. But now it seems nature is on the attack

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