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In Love with Hybrids

Hybrid car owners are a devoted lot. Maybe even crazy. Greg King, a systems engineer at Northrop Grumman in Sunnyvale, obsesses over the gasoline mileage he can eke out of his blue Honda Insight, which he bought in 2001. >> Read the Full Article

Petroleum Industry Funds Challenge to Benzene Study

An oil industry trade group is challenging a U.S. government study about the dangers of benzene exposure by financing a study of its own. >> Read the Full Article

Professors Develop Spreadsheet to Help Farmers Allocate Water Supplies

Scholars think tweaking variables on a spreadsheet could help those who work the land cope with a drought that just won't go away. >> Read the Full Article

University Mulls Proposal to Grow Gilia for Developer

CSU-Monterey Bay may be getting into the environmental mitigation business -- for a price. The university is considering a proposal from developers to grow 150 acres of the endangered sand gilia plant on campus. >> Read the Full Article

Right-Wingers Running Full Court Press

(By Buck Parker) The federal judiciary has the unfortunate distinction of being the target de jour of far-right extremists in Congress. While the impetus for Tom DeLay and John Cornyn’s recent spat of inflammatory proclamations against federal judges was seemingly unrelated to environmental protection, their comments reflect a larger scheme to reshape federal courts with disastrous consequences for our nation’s natural heritage. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Presents 'Sky Tour'

ENN is thrilled to bring you a very special presentation: "Sky Tour," a personal tour of the night sky, hosted by ENN publisher Jerry Kay and featuring your tour guide Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. >> Read the Full Article

Gorilla Gossip Scotched by Ugandan Reappearance

A family of "missing" gorillas reappeared in Uganda, scotching speculation in the national media that they had been lured to neighbouring Rwanda. Ugandan wildlife officials have consistently scoffed at the flurry of conspiracy theories in the Ugandan national press, which accused Rwanda of spiriting the apes away to beef up its tourist trade. >> Read the Full Article

High Court Rules Farmers Can Sue Dow, Pesticide Makers for Crop Destruction

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 29 peanut farmers in Texas can proceed with their lawsuit against Dow Agrosciences after the chemical giant's weed killer unexpectedly destroyed their crops. >> Read the Full Article

Right-Wingers Running Full Court Press -- An ENN Commentary

The federal judiciary has the unfortunate distinction of being the target de jour of far-right extremists in Congress. While the impetus for Tom DeLay and John Cornyn’s recent spat of inflammatory proclamations against federal judges was seemingly unrelated to environmental protection, their comments reflect a larger scheme to reshape federal courts with disastrous consequences for our nation’s natural heritage. >> Read the Full Article

Zoo Reverses Vasectomy on Bush Dog

Three yapping, cuddly South American bush dog pups at the Saint Louis Zoo are making fertility history among wild canids, with implications for the rest of the animal world. >> Read the Full Article