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U.S. Energy Bill Won't Cut Gasoline Prices, DOE Chief Says

American motorists should not expect lower gasoline prices to follow quickly on the heels of this week's expected passage of legislation to overhaul U.S. energy policy, Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Sustainablebusiness.com Lists its Top 20 Sustainable Stocks

Sustainablebusiness.com has published its list of the world's top 20 sustainable stocks. These are public companies that have been deemed by the analysts at Sustainablebusiness.com to be at the forefront of creating a sustainable economy. >> Read the Full Article

Privatization is the Real Tragedy of the Commons -- A Guest Commentary

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. >> Read the Full Article

Campaign in L.A. Tries to Pry Residents from Cars, One Driver at a Time

Getting drivers to take the train or bus has never been easy in this car-crazed city of endless freeways, where gridlock is so awful that rush-hour speeds average less than 30 mph. >> Read the Full Article

Researcher Puts Cows in a Bubble to Measure Emissions

How much gas does a cow pass? It's a serious question for California's dairy farmers, because the answer could cost them big money to comply with new state air quality regulations coming down the pike. >> Read the Full Article

Conservationists Seek to Protect Apes

The Austrian branch of an international conservation group on Wednesday said it was launching a campaign to educate Austrian tourists about how bringing home souvenirs made from parts of dead apes, such as scalps, could contribute to the extinction of some species. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Joins with Five Asian Countries to Counter Climate Change

The United States and five Asian and Pacific nations, including China and India, agreed Wednesday on a partnership to use cleaner energy technologies in hopes of curtailing climate-changing pollution. >> Read the Full Article

Energy Officials are Seeing an Upward Trend for Power Use

Consumers are power hungry in Orange County and across California. We use four times more electricity per person than Brazil by indulging in energy-sucking products such as plasma TVs, computers, air-conditioning systems, stereos, spare refrigerators and spas. >> Read the Full Article

Environment-Friendly Roadside Flares

In an emergency, the immediate situation and safety are the primary concern of those involved. Environmental concerns are secondary. But one product commonly used by law enforcement, and by truckers and motorists in emergencies -- flares -- are not the most environmentally friendly of devices. >> Read the Full Article

Consulting Firm Touts Financial Benefits of Being Environmentally Conscious

For years, the conventional wisdom has been that one "green" comes at the expense of the other. In other words, environmentalists believe that corporations often make their profits while trashing the planet, and businesses feel that being ecologically friendly is cost-prohibitive. >> Read the Full Article