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Congress Set to Pass Far-Reaching Energy Bill, Breaking Years of Stalemate

After years of stalemate, Congress is set to enact a national energy plan that its supporters say will provide a more diverse mix of fuels, create jobs and spur development of cleaner burning coal and a new generation of nuclear reactors. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: July 25th - 29th

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news July 25th - 29th: Powering Windsor Castle, protecting apes, combating climate change, compromising on energy, and much more. >> Read the Full Article

Dry Venezuela Island Lived Boom-to-Bust Pearl Rush

Those who fear the world's economy will crash the day the Earth's oil reserves run dry can cite the "pearl island" of Cubagua as a lesson in how not to exploit a natural resource. >> Read the Full Article

Average Fuel Economy for 2005 Models Increases Slightly

Honda Motor Co. posted the highest average fuel economy for 2005 vehicles, but automakers made little progress in making automobiles more fuel-efficient, the government reported Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Bayer Keeps Emissions Level Despite Increased Production

Bayer AG has maintained the previous years' levels of emissions and waste despite major increases in production volumes. >> Read the Full Article

Diesel Technology Forum Statement on Energy Bill

Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued the following statement today as the House and Senate vote on a final energy bill that will likely make its way to President Bush later this week. >> Read the Full Article

Privatization is the Real Tragedy of the Commons

(By Robert Ovetz, PhD) Barely a day goes by when I read a reference to the “tragedy of the commons” as an explanation for one of our many environmental crises. The surprise is that it is often coming from fellow environmentalists. Surprising? The tragedy of the commons is a concept developed by theorist Garrett Hardin to explain the damage being caused to our shared natural resources of water, plants and animals, land, air and the ocean. >> Read the Full Article

Nightmare Rains Paralyze Bombay, Leaving Thousands Stranded, Hundreds Dead

The rain looked like a solid wall of water, and it just kept coming. Soaked, frightened parents walked for hours Wednesday to reach their children. Motorists spent the night marooned on traffic islands, watching bodies float past. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Hope to Boost Speckled Trout Populations

Scientists at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory are raising thousands of speckled trout to try to boost the population of one of the coast's most popular game fish. >> Read the Full Article

New York City Parks Hit on Weed Spraying

When Connie Lesold stepped out of her car on Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway, she got a nauseating whiff of weed killer. "I knew they had sprayed," Lesold, 67, said. "You can smell it." Lesold and other environmental activists want the Parks Department to stop using herbicides on the city's 29,000 acres of parkland. >> Read the Full Article