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The Short Path to Oil Independence -- An ENN Commentary

With the price of oil above $50 a barrel, with political instability in the Middle East on the rise, and with little slack in the world oil economy, we need a new energy strategy. Fortunately, the outline of a new strategy is emerging with two new technologies. >> Read the Full Article

Toyota Unveils Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Before Expo

Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled on Monday a next-generation hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid-electric bus which will carry visitors during the 2005 Aichi World Exposition, which opens March 25. >> Read the Full Article

Texas, Mexican Officials Discuss Landfill Fire Problem

The U.S. federal government is working with Texas state officials, Mexican environmental agencies and Mexican officials to address landfill fires like the one in Matamoros on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Consultants Aid Rebirth of Polluted Sites

Thirty years ago, New Jersey was littered with abandoned industries that not only scarred the landscape but also drained the pocketbooks of the companies that owned the polluted land. >> Read the Full Article

Canada Split over Restrictions on Car Emissions

The two Canadian ministers negotiating with car makers over cuts in emissions are split on what to do, with one favoring binding restrictions and the other saying he wants the talks to continue. >> Read the Full Article

Umbra Schools a Student Who Needs Sturdy, Eco-Friendly Bags

An energetic high-school activist tells Umbra he's in desperate need of eco-friendly, reusable bags -- of the large and cheap variety -- so he and his green-leaning peers can collect used paper for their school recycling club. In spite of her New Year's resolution not to answer any more recycling questions, Umbra succumbs to her young supplicant's charm and saves the day with sage advice -- in Ask Umbra, today on the Grist Magazine website. >> Read the Full Article

Bear Hunting Debate Shifts to Outlawing Traps

It seems that legislators aren't ready to let go of last fall's failed referendum proposing a ban on bear hunting with bait, dogs and traps, as more than a dozen bills proposing changes to Maine's bear hunt are on tap for the 122nd Legislature. >> Read the Full Article

ConocoPhillips Reaches Clean Air Settlement Requiring $525 Million in Pollution Controls

ConocoPhillips will install $525 million in pollution controls at nine refineries and pay a $4.5 million fine to settle a federal lawsuit alleging Clean Air Act violations, the Bush administration announced Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Nordic Countries Claim Four of Top Five Spots in Environmental Sustainability Survey

The Nordic countries ranked highest in environmental sustainability, a survey released Friday at the World Economic Forum reported. >> Read the Full Article

Environmentalists Sue Feds To Stop Mining Companies from Dumping Mountain Tops into Valleys

Environmentalists have sued the federal government in an attempt to stop coal mining companies from lopping off the tops of mountains and dumping the rocks and dirt into valleys. >> Read the Full Article