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Exxon Mobil to Take $550 Million Charge Against Earnings in Court Case

Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday it would take a $550 million charge against earnings to cover potential costs in a class-action lawsuit brought by gas station dealers. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Tells Fontana, Calif., Aluminum Recycling Firm to Limit Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered aluminum recyler Timco, Standard and Tandem, Inc. earlier this month to take steps to lower the levels of dioxin it emits. >> Read the Full Article

High Taxes at the Pump Help Britain Maintain Flat Gas Consumption

In Britain, drivers pay nearly three times what Americans do for gasoline at the pump, and the high taxes that cause the huge difference have never managed to achieve one of the government's main goals: reducing the number of cars on the road. >> Read the Full Article

Florida Plans to Start Soon on Projects Related to Everglades Restoration

The state plans to start eight projects related to Everglades restoration, including building reservoirs that could ease suburban flooding and environmental damage from hurricanes, officials said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Changes Needed in U.S. Cargo Inspection, Says Audit

U.S. customs officials did not have proper technology to detect depleted uranium shipped into the country in 2002 and 2003, an internal audit showed Thursday as it urged changes in the inspection process. >> Read the Full Article

Farmers Turning to More Innovative Ways to Control Foul Smell of Manure

To long-time rural residents, the smell of manure is something they hardly notice. >> Read the Full Article

Two Connecticut Power Companies Team up for Appliance Recycling Program

There may be a crisp $50 bill hiding not so quietly in your basement. >> Read the Full Article

New Convenience Store in Saco, Maine, Features Biodiesel Fuel, Organic Food

Garry Glatz hopes people who want to fill their gas tanks with alternative fuel also will want to fill their stomachs with natural and organic food. >> Read the Full Article

Genetically Modified Pollen Travels Frighteningly Far and Other Stories

Bioengineered plants can sow their genes over many kilometers in just a single season, according to a new study. The findings give ammunition to those concerned about modified genes contaminating wild populations. >> Read the Full Article