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Japanese Automakers Continue to Produce Greenest Vehicles, Report Says
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Japanese manufacturers continue to make the cleanest-burning vehicles, but automakers are generally doing a poor job in lowering emissions that contribute to global warming, an environmental group said Tuesday.

'Hero of the Planet' Engineer Puts 'Green' Mark on Building Design
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Randy Gragg, Philadelphia Daily News

William McDonough is trying to change the way the world works. McDonough calls "cradle to grave" the Industrial Revolution model of extracting natural resources for products destined for the landfill.

India's Highest Court Orders Coke, Pepsi to Print Pesticide Residue Levels
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Coca Cola and Pepsi sold in India must carry a consumer warning after the nation's Supreme Court said tests of the soft drinks bottled locally turned up high levels of pesticides, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Experts Urge Action to Save Threatened Fish Species in British Waters
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael McDonough, Associated Press

Fishing should be banned in almost a third of British waters to protect the marine environment and save threatened fish species, a panel of experts said Tuesday.

Congress Acts to Preserve Money for Environmental Farming
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The House voted Monday to protect aid to farmers who convert to environmentally sound practices.

U.S. Firmly Anti-Kyoto as U.N. Climate Talks Start
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters

The United States showed no signs of budging in its opposition to the Kyoto protocol Monday as U.N. climate change talks began, a month after President Bush's reelection and Russia's ratification of the agreement.

U.S. Workers' Group Says EPA Censors Comments
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Judith Crosson, Reuters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency censored warnings that a Bush administration plan to build roads in national forests could harm drinking water, a group representing government workers said Monday.

Riverview, Fla., Fertilizer Plant Digs in To Prevent Spills
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Salinero, Tampa Tribune, Fla.

Bulldozers and dump trucks are moving thousands of tons of earth at the former Cargill phosphate processing plant, hoping to prevent a recurrence of the wastewater spill triggered by Hurricane Frances.

Bangor, Maine, Approves Switch to Biodiesel Fuel
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News, Maine

This time next winter, exhaust from the city buses idling in Pickering Square will smell like popcorn, thanks to the vegetable-based fuel in their gas tanks, the city announced Monday.

Bakersfield, Calif., Shell Refinery Reaches Pact with EPA to Stay Open
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Erin Waldner, The Bakersfield Californian

The Shell Bakersfield Refinery on Rosedale Highway has received a stay of execution.

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