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Hybrid Cars Jump Past Electric Ones

The growing popularity of hybrid cars and an upcoming California "Hydrogen Highway" proposal highlight how cheaper, more convenient or politically expedient technologies have leapfrogged vehicles powered by rechargable batteries. >> Read the Full Article

General Mills Awards

The General Mills Foundation and the American Dietetic Association Foundation, in partnership with the President's Challenge, have awarded 50 community groups and schools across the country with $10,000 grants that support innovative programs to help children develop lifelong nutrition and physical fitness habits. >> Read the Full Article

Electronic Design Magazine Introduces Resource Center For New International Environmental Laws Pertaining to the Electronics Industry

The 25 countries of the European Union, as well as Japan and China, are about to significantly restrict the use of environmentally hazardous materials in electronic components and systems. >> Read the Full Article

Federal Board Rejects Utah's Appeal of Nuclear Dump on Reservation

A federal licensing board on Tuesday rejected Utah's appeal to thwart the stockpiling of spent nuclear fuel rods at an American Indian reservation. >> Read the Full Article

Arctic Leaders Appeal Over Global Warming

Indigenous leaders from Arctic regions around the world called on the European Union on Tuesday to do more to fight global warming and to consider giving aid to their peoples. >> Read the Full Article

Soot Levels in London Air Breach EU Pollution Law

The quantity of soot in London air breaches European Union rules on pollution, British authorities acknowledged Tuesday, drawing accusations that they have dragged their feet on improving the country's air quality. >> Read the Full Article

Lead Still North American Pollution Danger

Lead still tops the list of industrial pollutants in North America that can cause birth defects or developmental damage in children, even though lead pollution has fallen since the phaseout of leaded gasoline in the 1980s, according to a study released Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Catalina Bald Eagle Program Faces Cuts

A program that restored bald eagles to Santa Catalina Island after they were wiped out there 40 years ago is in danger of losing its funding to breeding sites on an island farther north. >> Read the Full Article

Solar Power Profitability: BP Solar

For many years the benefits of solar power have been offset by the reality that solar power companies find it difficult to be profitable. >> Read the Full Article

Experts Tout Wolf Breeding Breakthrough

Two artificially inseminated Mexican gray wolves recently birthed a combined eight living pups at a research site founded by late naturalist Marlin Perkins, marking perhaps the first time the non-surgical technique has worked with endangered wolves. >> Read the Full Article