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DaimlerChrysler, GM to Team Up on Hybrid Engines
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG, two of the world's biggest automakers, are teaming up to develop hybrid technology, which combines combustion engines and electric motors, for use in their vehicles, DaimlerChrysler said Monday.

Environmental Protection Agency Hasn't Won Improvements It Touted
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Streater, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The federal government has quietly allowed oil refineries nationwide to miss court-mandated deadlines to reduce air emissions, prolonging the exposure of hundreds of thousands of people to dangerous pollutants.

Bush OKs Ruling That May Endanger Species
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration said Friday it will allow developers to complete construction and other projects even after belated discoveries that the work could endanger protected species.

Alaska Oil Spill Crews Seize on Calmer Weather
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

About 150 people were ready to begin cleaning up an oil spill threatening endangered animals Sunday, four days after a ship broke apart and six people died in a helicopter rescue attempt.

Green-Career Guru Kevin Doyle Chats with Grist
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

If there's one question virtually every Grist InterActivist gets, it's, "How can I get a job like yours?" So readers will be happy to hear that this week's featured enviro is Kevin Doyle, a 20-year veteran of the Environmental Careers Organization.

Maine Environmental Agency Accelerates Zero-Emissions Vehicle Standards
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News, Maine

Ten percent of all the vehicles sold in Maine will likely have to meet strict new emissions standards beginning in 2009, according to the air quality program unanimously adopted by the state Board of Environmental Protection Thursday.

DaimlerChrysler, GM to Tie Up on Hybrid Technology
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

DaimlerChrysler AG and General Motors Corp. said Monday they have agreed in principle to form a partnership for the development of hybrid technology.

Salvage Team Reaches Wreck of Alaska Freighter; Ship Leaking Oil Badly
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - The Seattle Times

An oil spill in the heart of an Alaska wildlife refuge may not be as big as initially feared, but the harsh weather that first cracked a freighter in half still threatens to unleash thousands more gallons of viscous oil.

Fate of Hanford, Wash., Nuclear Waste is in Political Flux
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Alex Fryer, The Seattle Times

A major shift of political power on Capitol Hill has thrown into doubt the schedule for removing high-level nuclear waste from the Hanford nuclear reservation.

Nuclear Plants in New England Say They Deserve Credit for 'Green' Energy
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe

As the nuclear power industry stages a nationwide comeback, New England is emerging as a major battleground in the industry's campaign to be recognized as a "green" energy source.

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