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GE Plastics Seminar Includes Environmental Component

GE Plastics, a subsidiary of General Electric, sponsored the New York City Innovation seminar last week, with a strong environmental component comprising part of the program. >> Read the Full Article

Dutch Solar Car Wins Australian Outback Race

Dutch team Nuon won the eighth World Solar Challenge on Wednesday, piloting their bug-shaped car in record time across the vast, inhospitable Australian outback. >> Read the Full Article

Maryland Gets $19.4 Million To Fund Bay Improvements

Gov. Robert Ehrlich announced a $19.4 million plan to reduce pollution and restore oyster habitat in the Corsica River over the next five years. >> Read the Full Article

California Air Quality Rules Too Taxing, Critics Say

A set of air quality rules meant to cut pollution from new development is being challenged by local politicians and builders who say they would unfairly tax new homes and businesses. >> Read the Full Article

Officials Decline Automatic Re-Enrollment for Most in Conservation Program

Changes are in store for a conservation program that pays farmers to take fragile land out of production, the Bush administration said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Food Revolution

Do you want to foment change? Start with dinner. Jerry Kay talks to Andrew Cantrell of the Center for Food Safety. >> Read the Full Article

Ex-Interior Chief Calls For Land-Use Plan

A 25-story, privately owned steel tower peering over the Gettysburg Battlefield in 1997 struck then Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt as a glaring example of how private property rights can negatively impact public land. >> Read the Full Article

Warming Causes Record Arctic Ice Melt, U.S. Report Says

The Arctic ice shelf has melted for the fourth straight year to its smallest area in a century, driven by rising temperatures that appear linked to a buildup of greenhouse gases, U.S. scientists said Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. House Panels Push Bills To Help Energy Industry

Spurred by higher gasoline prices from two hurricanes, a U.S. House panel was expected to approve Wednesday a hastily written Republican bill that would boost refining capacity and roll back some air pollution rules. >> Read the Full Article

Milwaukee-Based Company Unveils Lab for Hybrid Auto Batteries

With gas prices soaring, and sales of hybrid vehicles expected to double this year, Johnson Controls is moving to cash in on the battery assisted car boom with a new $4 million laboratory. >> Read the Full Article