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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Gets New Director in Golden, Colo.

Dan E. Arvizu was named director Tuesday of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden by U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. >> Read the Full Article

New York to Get Easements on 104,000 Acres of Adirondack Forest

New York will acquire easements on more than 104,000 acres of Adirondack forest lands in what is described as the third largest land acquisition in the state's history. >> Read the Full Article

21 EU Nations Ready to Make Kyoto Emissions Cuts

The European Union head office said it approved a further five national emissions trading plans Thursday, as the EU began participating in the Kyoto climate change pact this month. >> Read the Full Article

Solo Drivers of Hybrids to Gain from California Bill

Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday she will introduce legislation allowing solo motorists to drive hybrid cars in California's freeway car-pool lanes. >> Read the Full Article

Washington State Officials Urges Ban on Group of Fire-Retardant Chemicals

A family of fire-retardant chemicals should be banned amid growing concerns that it is toxic, particularly to fetuses and infants, according to Washington state officials. >> Read the Full Article

Kimberly-Clark ups Ante in Tsunami Relief with Gift to UNICEF

Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s cash commitment to support South Asia tsunami disaster relief could hit $1.5 million, the firm has announced. >> Read the Full Article

Farmers Can Receive Compensation for Creating Wildlife Habitats on Untilled Land

Farmers in Arkansas who would like to leave acres of their land untilled to help create wildlife habitats can register for compensation under a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state. >> Read the Full Article

3 Orangeburg, S.C.-Area Plants Release Cancer-Causing Pollutants

Three Times and Democrat Region industrial facilities ranked in the top 100 nationally for releases of cancer-causing pollutants for 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by the Environmental Defense agency. >> Read the Full Article

Thai Rescuers Save Trapped Dolphin, Calf Missing

Rescuers saved a rare dolphin swept over a Thai beach by the tsunami which devasted shores around the Indian Ocean, but failed to find her calf in a filthy lake left behind by the giant wave. >> Read the Full Article

Experts Dismiss Hong Kong Government Fears of Post-Tsunami Fish

Hong Kong's government has urged residents not to eat seafood from tsunami-affected areas as they may be tainted, but experts brushed off such fears on Wednesday, saying the effects of the catastrophe on fish were minimal. >> Read the Full Article