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'Hot' Hybrids Forecast To Do Slow Burn in Marketplace

Hybrids may be the hottest thing on the market, but their appeal isn't likely to make them a major player in the nation's automobile industry anytime soon. >> Read the Full Article

WRI, Cameroon Agreement Cuts Down Illegal Logging

A landmark partnership formed in 2002 between the government of Cameroon and the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch (GFW) achieved its first major result with today’s release of a forest-mapping tool designed to help Cameroon reduce illegal logging and ensure better governance. >> Read the Full Article

Soda-Making at Home Eliminates Bottle Waste

Many aren't aware that it is both legal and affordable to make your own soda in the US. >> Read the Full Article

A Changing Environment

(By Steven Moss) Today, it's difficult to imagine that the playground my daughter and I play in was home to a 30-foot-wide pond surrounded by wetlands... >> Read the Full Article

Restless Volcano Creates Hazards in Alaska

Volcanic rumblings at Mount Spurr are creating hazardous conditions for extreme skiers, snowboarders and pilots landing in the area, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Botswana Elephants Hit Namibia Crops, Environment

Botswana's growing elephant population is increasingly thundering across the border into neighboring Namibia and causing havoc, an environmental development group says. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i>: The Many Uses of Hemp

Hemp, a non-psychoactive relative of majiuana, is illegal to cultivate throughout most of the Unites States, despite its versatility -- including use as fuel, food and paper. >> Read the Full Article

Rural Alaska Community Researches Nation's First Tiny Nuclear Reactor

Electric stoves are a convenience, but in the Yukon River city of Galena, many people pass them by -- the appliances suck up more juice than residents can afford. >> Read the Full Article

A Changing Environment -- An ENN Commentary

Today, it's difficult to imagine that the playground my daughter and I sometimes play in was home to a 30-foot-wide pond surrounded by wetlands, where residents used to collected watercress in the early-1900s. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Picks Scientist to Head EPA

President Bush nominated Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Steve Johnson Friday to be the first career EPA employee to head the agency. >> Read the Full Article