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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.

`No Surprises' Rules Revived for Development Despite Endangered Species
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press Writer

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.

Sacramento, Calif., Homeowners in 'Zero Energy Homes' Cheer Low Utility Bills
December 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Reed Fujii, The Record, Stockton, Calif.

Micah Van Der Kamp of Sacramento looks forward to his monthly electric bill.

Notes from Anna: Without Labels
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Anna Seluyanova, ENN

Christo and Jeanne-Claude believe that "labels are very important, but for bottles of wine, not for artists." You may already know Christo and Jeanne-Claude by their large-scale temporary environmental works, like Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, or Surrounded Islands in Miami, Florida.

Shrimp Imports Tightened to Save Turtles
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Sea turtles stand to gain protection from accidental killings through a new federal policy announced Thursday to require stricter documentation on imports of shrimp and shrimp products.

California Regulators Agree to Require Diesel Emission Upgrades
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

Air pollution regulators approved mandatory requirements Thursday to clean up illegal diesel engines, a move made in frustration with the failure of a voluntary plan backed by the trucking industry.

Major Fuel Spill Reported at Site of Broken, Grounded Freighter; Six Crew Still Missing
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

A major spill of dense, viscous fuel from a freighter that ran aground was menacing sensitive wildlife habitat in the Aleutian Islands, but finding the six crew members lost at sea remained a priority -- despite their diminishing odds for survival.

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