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Earthquake Dramatizes Human Ecological Assault on the Himalayas
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

This month's massive earthquake did not destroy Mohammad Shafi Mir's house and bury his mother, but what followed seconds later did: a torrent of boulders thundering down a mountainside.

Japan Struggling To Meet CO2 Emissions Target
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly last fiscal year, but the country is far from achieving its target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, a government report said Friday.

Debris from Hurricanes May Be Used To Fight Coastal Erosion in Louisiana
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

The mountains of debris created by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita could be the very stuff to protect Louisiana's ravaged coastline and keep hurricanes at bay.

U.S. Menus, Romans May Aid Future Fish Stocks
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Americans scorned lobster until the 1880s while the ancient Romans loved fish so much that their catches depleted the Mediterranean, according to a study that may give clues about how to restore damaged world fish stocks.

Louisiana Wants Illinois Mud as Building Block for Devastated Marshes
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Mud from the Illinois River may soon be transported south to Louisiana to fill in wetlands tattered and punctured by Hurricane Katrina.

Inventor's New Drying Process Could Boost the Value of Coal
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan Falstad, Billings Gazette

Don Dunlop, a chemical engineer with a doctorate and 50 years' experience, believes he has solved the problem of removing water from coal while keeping the fuel from spontaneously catching fire.

Toyota Scrambling To Produce Hybrids To Meet Growing Demand
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

When Toyota unveiled its first hybrid vehicle nearly a decade ago, many people were skeptical about its environmentally friendly gas-and-electric-powered engine that dramatically boosts mileage.

Los Angeles Magazine's Green Home Features GridPoint's Intelligent Energy Management Appliance
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GridPoint, Inc., a provider of intelligent energy management (IEM) appliances, today announced that GridPoint Connect will be featured in Los Angeles Magazine's DesignHouse 2005: The Green Home, which marries healthy living with great design.

Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup┢ Efforts Result in $135 Million in Value to Community Improvement Initiatives
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

In an era when many are seeking ways to connect with their communities and "make a difference," Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup┢ has once again proven itself as a vibrant and diverse platform for improving neighborhoods through clean-ups, green-ups, fix-ups, educational programs, and heightened awareness of the value of clean, green, communities.

Dutch Windmills at Risk from Climate Change
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters

Windmills, one of the Netherlands' trademarks, may go idle because of less wind as a result of climate change, Dutch scientists predict.

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