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New Ideas Propel the Alternative Hybrid Cars to Mainstream

While they are still derided by some as an uneconomical fad, gasoline-electric hybrid cars and light trucks are proliferating —and their sales volumes are growing, too. >> Read the Full Article

Legislative Bid to Bar Nuclear Waste in Utah Fails

A bid to block nuclear waste from being stored on the Skull Valley Indian Reservation failed late Thursday as senators objected to its inclusion in a sweeping defense bill. >> Read the Full Article

L.A.'s Waste May Wind up in San Diego County if Proposal Goes Through

Garbage from trash cans in Los Angeles could face a 100-mile commute to a North County landfill if the city accepts one of five waste-hauling proposals submitted this summer. >> Read the Full Article

Japanese Cars Top Government's List of Most Fuel Efficient

Japanese vehicles dominate the government's annual list of vehicles with the best fuel economy, but Ford Motor Co. can claim the most fuel efficient pickup and sport utility vehicle. >> Read the Full Article

Puerto Rico Water Authority Strike Blamed for Service Loss to 20,000 Customers

More than 20,000 customers did not have water Thursday because of a strike by water authority workers, while the FBI said that at least two criminal acts against water facilities have been brought to their attention, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesia Police Submit Newmont Case to Prosecutors

A pollution case involving U.S. gold miner Newmont Mining Corp. has been passed to prosecutors, Indonesian police said on Thursday, which could lead to charges against company officials accused of dumping toxic waste. >> Read the Full Article

Myanmar Leader Says More than Half of Country Is Forested, Despite Concerns About Deforestation

Myanmar's prime minister said Thursday that forests cover more than half of the country and trees are being replaced faster than they are being cut down, despite concerns the country is suffering the fastest deforestation in Southeast Asia. >> Read the Full Article

NYC Mayor to Announce New Plan to Ship Trash Out of City on Barges

New York's trash, 11,000 tons a day, will be hauled out of state on barges under a 20-year plan being proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York Times reported Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Bomb-Grade Plutonium Convoy to Cross France

A heavily guarded convoy of vehicles believed to be transporting U.S. weapons-grade plutonium left a plant in northern France on Thursday for a recycling factory 1,000 km (660 miles) southeast. >> Read the Full Article

Three Emerging Technologies Could Help Improve Water Conservation

The sprinklers at John Koeller's Yorba Linda home seem to have a life of their own. >> Read the Full Article