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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.

Privatization is the Real Tragedy of the Commons -- A Guest Commentary
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Ovetz, PhD

Barely a day goes by when I read a reference to the “tragedy of the commons” as an explanation for one of our many environmental crises. The surprise is that it is often coming from fellow environmentalists.

Campaign in L.A. Tries to Pry Residents from Cars, One Driver at a Time
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

Getting drivers to take the train or bus has never been easy in this car-crazed city of endless freeways, where gridlock is so awful that rush-hour speeds average less than 30 mph.

Researcher Puts Cows in a Bubble to Measure Emissions
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press

How much gas does a cow pass? It's a serious question for California's dairy farmers, because the answer could cost them big money to comply with new state air quality regulations coming down the pike.

Conservationists Seek to Protect Apes
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Austrian branch of an international conservation group on Wednesday said it was launching a campaign to educate Austrian tourists about how bringing home souvenirs made from parts of dead apes, such as scalps, could contribute to the extinction of some species.

U.S. Joins with Five Asian Countries to Counter Climate Change
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The United States and five Asian and Pacific nations, including China and India, agreed Wednesday on a partnership to use cleaner energy technologies in hopes of curtailing climate-changing pollution.

Energy Officials are Seeing an Upward Trend for Power Use
July 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Nancy Luna, The Orange County Register

Consumers are power hungry in Orange County and across California. We use four times more electricity per person than Brazil by indulging in energy-sucking products such as plasma TVs, computers, air-conditioning systems, stereos, spare refrigerators and spas.

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