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Judge Blocks Plan To Poison Sierra Stream, and State Says It'll Drop the Idea

A federal judge on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction barring wildlife officials from poisoning a Sierra waterway in an attempt to recover a rare species trout. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Offers Liability Protection To Spur Mining Cleanups

Environmental groups that volunteer to help government and businesses clean up waste from mine drainage in the West won't be held liable if there are future disputes over the pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Ozone Layer Has Stopped Shrinking, U.S. Study Finds

The ozone layer has stopped shrinking but it will take decades to start recovering, U.S. scientists reported Tuesday. They said an international agreement to limit production of ozone-depleting chemicals has apparently worked, but the damage to ozone has not been halted completely. >> Read the Full Article

California Air Regulators Want To Put Cork in Wine Pollution

Napa and Sonoma may attract wine connoisseurs and tourists to their bucolic settings to taste well-known wines, but the San Joaquin Valley has long been the industry workhorse, producing most of the nation's wine. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is considering imposing the nation's first air quality control on wineries, focusing on the largest vintners. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Sued Over Toad at Center of Roberts' Case

An environmental group and a Christian prayer network have joined forces to sue the Bush administration over the fate of an endangered toad -- the same "hapless" amphibian at the center of a legal opinion by U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. >> Read the Full Article

'What Hiroshima Looked Like' -- Katrina's Full Wrath Still Being Felt, Death Toll Soars Past 100

Rescuers along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast pushed aside the dead to reach the living Tuesday in a race against time and rising waters, while New Orleans sank deeper into crisis and Louisiana's governor ordered storm refugees out of this drowning city. >> Read the Full Article

Energy 2005 Expo: Sustainable Future, Big Biz or Both?

(By Karen LaMantia) Energy 2005 Expo, August 14-17 was sponsored by the US Department of Energy’s Efficiency and Renewable Energy division, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and was designed to help US government agencies save tax dollars and, yes, our planet by using energy wisely and converting to renewable energy programs. Though intended for the military, big government agencies and large corporations, the Energy Expo still had hope, good ideas and great technology options to offer for the rest of us. Fortunately, there was evidence of many helpful programs and useful technologies to make change possible on the ground, in our air, in our neighborhoods and maybe in our oil-seeking foreign policy, present at the Expo. >> Read the Full Article

Daihatsu To Release First Hybrid Commercial Minivehicle

Daihatsu Motor Co. said Monday it will release a commercial minivehicle next month that is powered by an electric-gasoline hybrid system, the first of its kind in the industry. >> Read the Full Article

Researchers Seek To End Dump Stink

Jeff Chanton and Tarek Abichou have found a surprisingly good use for broken beer bottles, foam packing peanuts and other unwanted stuff that typically takes up space in landfills. >> Read the Full Article

USA Technologies Displays Energy Management Products at EPA Air Innovations Show

USA Technologies last week demonstrated to the Nation's environmental professionals its energy management products designed to help reduce harmful pollutants from the atmosphere. >> Read the Full Article