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Motorcycle of the Future Will Run on Fuel Cells, Create No Emissions

It does not sound like a Harley, but a new motorcycle coming out soon could run on soybeans or ethanol. Except for a little heat and some drinkable water, the ENV bike produces no emissions, says Intelligent Energy, a British company that recently opened an office in California to launch its hydrogen fuel-cell bike in the United States. >> Read the Full Article

Company Sells Wood with Stories

What others see as used, decaying wood, Scott Royer sees as a business opportunity. A 20-foot-wide pungent vinegar cask headed for the landfill turned high-end hardwood flooring. >> Read the Full Article

Yellowstone Grizzlies May Lose Protection under Species Act

Hunters eventually could be allowed to kill grizzly bears in three states if the government is successful in removing federal protections. >> Read the Full Article

Venezuela Sells Natural Gas Exploration Rights to ENI, Repsol, Petrobras, Teikoku

Venezuela on Tuesday awarded natural gas exploration rights for two offshore areas to Italian energy company ENI SpA, Spanish-Argentine firm Repsol YPF, Brazil's Petrobras and Japan's Teikoku Oil Co. Ltd. >> Read the Full Article

Feds Agree To List Puget Sound Orcas as Endangered Species

In a victory for environmentalists, the federal government listed Puget Sound's killer whales as an endangered species Tuesday, giving the animals the highest protection available under the law. >> Read the Full Article

Carbon Dioxide Storage a Success

An experimental project in Canada to inject carbon dioxide into oil fields has proven successful, removing 5 million tons of the heat-trapping "greenhouse" gas, while enhancing oil recovery, the Energy Department said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Study Concludes More than 800 Species at Risk in California

More than 800 animal species in California are imperiled by development, pollution and recreational activities, a sobering assessment that should guide development throughout the nation's most populous state, according to a two-year government study. >> Read the Full Article

Australia Pioneers Energy from Hot Rocks

Generating electricity using the heat of ancient rocks buried deep below the red sands of the Australian outback? Spurred by high commodity prices and a drive to reduce Australia's reliance on coal, several companies are looking to harness hot rock temperatures of up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit to unleash green energy. >> Read the Full Article

In Coastal Battle of Wits Between Man and Otter, Man Concedes

To appease fishermen, Fish and Wildlife banned otters in 1987 from California waters south of Point Conception near Santa Barbara -- with one exception. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Group Unveiling Oil-Saving Plan

Efforts to stem America's appetite for oil, nearly two-thirds of it imported, is getting new attention in Congress with a push from an unusual coalition of environmentalists, evangelical Christians and conservatives. >> Read the Full Article