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Ex-Interior Chief Calls For Land-Use Plan
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Staci Matlock, Santa Fe New Mexican

A 25-story, privately owned steel tower peering over the Gettysburg Battlefield in 1997 struck then Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt as a glaring example of how private property rights can negatively impact public land.

Warming Causes Record Arctic Ice Melt, U.S. Report Says
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

The Arctic ice shelf has melted for the fourth straight year to its smallest area in a century, driven by rising temperatures that appear linked to a buildup of greenhouse gases, U.S. scientists said Wednesday.

U.S. House Panels Push Bills To Help Energy Industry
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

Spurred by higher gasoline prices from two hurricanes, a U.S. House panel was expected to approve Wednesday a hastily written Republican bill that would boost refining capacity and roll back some air pollution rules.

GE Plastics Seminar Includes Environmental Component
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

GE Plastics, a subsidiary of General Electric, sponsored the New York City Innovation seminar last week, with a strong environmental component comprising part of the program.

Milwaukee-Based Company Unveils Lab for Hybrid Auto Batteries
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With gas prices soaring, and sales of hybrid vehicles expected to double this year, Johnson Controls is moving to cash in on the battery assisted car boom with a new $4 million laboratory.

Environmentalists, Boise Cascade Clash Over 'Old Growth'
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman

Old growth logging opponents are once again protesting against Boise Cascade, only two years after the company reached a landmark pact over logging.

Efforts to Promote Commuter Alternatives and Benefits Win EPA Awards
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

Yahoo!, Nortel, AstraZeneca, Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and North Texas Clean Air Coalition are among the companies and organizations with leading professionals who recently won EPA awards for efforts to conserve fuel, reduce air pollution and ease traffic congestion across the country.

Energy Star Requirements to Get Tougher
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

Builders of new homes in the United States will have to significantly increase the energy efficiency of their homes to meet new Energy Star requirements released yesterday.

New Program Supports Parents Who Want to Raise Children in An Eco-Healthy Way
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Parents who want to raise their children in an eco-healthy way now have access to a new set of resources, thanks to the Tiny Footprints program announced today by the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC).

Chile's Arid Atacama Desert Bursts into Rare Bloom
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Atacama desert in Chile, so dry it is often described as moon-like, has been turned into a giant meadow of bright-colored flowers for as far as the eye can see. For many, it's a once in a lifetime sight.

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