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Tanzania Scrap Contract with Water Supply Firm in Dispute over Quality of Services

Tanzania is scrapping a contract with a British-German-Tanzanian firm to supply water and sewage services in the country's largest city because the company failed to fulfill key provisions of its 10-year contract, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

House Calls for Temporary Storage of Nuclear Waste at Federal Sites

The House voted Tuesday to begin temporary storage of commercial nuclear waste at one or more federal facilities, fearing further delays in a proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada. >> Read the Full Article

Waste Not, Want Not as Villagers Pioneer Use of Biogas in Cambodia

Nget Loun's rickety old thatched house is typical of Cambodia's impoverished countryside, but it holds a surprise inside: a state of the art, environmental-friendly gas stove. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Says Seal Population Growing Despite Hunt

Canada's harp seal population is growing despite a seasonal hunt off the East Coast that has killed 975,000 young animals over the past three years, officials said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Save the River, St. Lawrence Seaway Developers Debate

Members of Save the River and officials from the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. transformed a village board meeting into a debate on commercial navigation. >> Read the Full Article

Drivers Lining up for Converted Restaurant Oil to Fuel Vehicles

In the kitchen of a Culver's restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, dark vats of oil bubbled at 352 degrees Fahrenheit, and the smell of french fries hung in the air. It's the smell, it turns out, of fuel. >> Read the Full Article

Hybrid Cars Jump Past Electric Ones

The growing popularity of hybrid cars and an upcoming California "Hydrogen Highway" proposal highlight how cheaper, more convenient or politically expedient technologies have leapfrogged vehicles powered by rechargable batteries. >> Read the Full Article

General Mills Awards

The General Mills Foundation and the American Dietetic Association Foundation, in partnership with the President's Challenge, have awarded 50 community groups and schools across the country with $10,000 grants that support innovative programs to help children develop lifelong nutrition and physical fitness habits. >> Read the Full Article

Electronic Design Magazine Introduces Resource Center For New International Environmental Laws Pertaining to the Electronics Industry

The 25 countries of the European Union, as well as Japan and China, are about to significantly restrict the use of environmentally hazardous materials in electronic components and systems. >> Read the Full Article

Efforts to Protect Shorebird Continue

Federal biologists are reviewing a Pennsylvania woman's petition to have a migratory shorebird that makes annual stops in Delaware listed as a threatened or endangered species. >> Read the Full Article