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President Bush to Make 'Aggressive Push' to Cut Air Pollution, Administration Says

President Bush will make air pollution a top priority in Congress early next year, starting with "an aggressive push" to build support for his pollution-cutting plan, senior administration officials said Saturday. >> Read the Full Article

DaimlerChrysler, GM to Team Up on Hybrid Engines

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. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Protection Agency Hasn't Won Improvements It Touted

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. >> Read the Full Article

Bush OKs Ruling That May Endanger Species

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. >> Read the Full Article

Alaska Oil Spill Crews Seize on Calmer Weather

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. >> Read the Full Article

Green-Career Guru Kevin Doyle Chats with Grist

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. >> Read the Full Article

Maine Environmental Agency Accelerates Zero-Emissions Vehicle Standards

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. >> Read the Full Article

DaimlerChrysler, GM to Tie Up on Hybrid Technology

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

Salvage Team Reaches Wreck of Alaska Freighter; Ship Leaking Oil Badly

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. >> Read the Full Article

Fate of Hanford, Wash., Nuclear Waste is in Political Flux

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. >> Read the Full Article