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Study Says Ethanol Not Worth the Energy

Farmers, businesses and state officials are investing millions of dollars in ethanol and biofuel plants as renewable energy sources, but a new study says the alternative fuels burn more energy than they produce. >> Read the Full Article

Court Rejects Effort by States to Force Bush Administration to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

States lost a bid Friday to force the Bush administration to regulate heat-trapping industrial gases that have been blamed for global warming. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said the Environmental Protection Agency acted properly when it rejected a nonprofit group's petition. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Considers Moratorium on Amazon Logging

The government could ban logging in Brazilian forests for up to a year to slow destruction of the Amazon rainforest, the country's environment minister said Friday. Marina Silva said the government was considering a ban of between six months and a year to preserve the world's largest remaining tropical wilderness. >> Read the Full Article

The Road to Detroit

(By May Boeve and Jamie Henn) The whole thing began over a midnight snack of nachos at the small, dimly lit student café at Middlebury College in Vermont. After four months of sleepless nights and last minute conference calls, a dedicated group of students from around the country has partnered with the youth coalition Energy Action to pull together what is perhaps the most unique, exciting, youth campaign of the summer: the Road to Detroit. >> Read the Full Article

DTE to Unveil Hydrogen Energy Park

With an eye on future U.S. energy needs, DTE Energy Co. plans to unveil Michigan's first Hydrogen Technology Park on Saturday in Southfield, Michigan, where hydrogen fuel cells and the vehicles they power will be on display for the public. >> Read the Full Article

Wisconsin High Court Allows Teen to Sue Many Lead Paint Pigment Makers for Injuries

A split Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Milwaukee boy can sue manufacturers of a lead paint pigment he claims left him mentally retarded -- even though he cannot prove which ones made the pigment that may have sickened him. >> Read the Full Article

Pioneer's Fain Gas Plant Resumes Operations

Pioneer Natural Resources Company today announced that repairs have been completed at its Fain Gas Plant and normal operations have resumed. >> Read the Full Article

California Grid Operator Urging Conservation as Power Usage Soars Over the Weekend

Sunday's peak demand of approximately 40,405 megawatts set a Sunday record for energy use in California and marked the first time that demand topped 40,000 megawatts for seven days in a row. That string of high demand days will continue on Monday, July 18 with a peak demand forecast of 45,988 Megawatts. >> Read the Full Article

UK Pigeon Population Plump and Rising From Fast Food Waste

Bird-brained louts who dump fast food rubbish on the streets are not only making our environment look unhealthy - they're also creating a race of super-sized pigeons, dependent on people rather than nature for their food. >> Read the Full Article

New Rules for 'Urban' Oil and Gas Drilling in Ohio

The state approved new rules for oil and gas drilling Tuesday that aim to ensure health and human safety, protection of the environment, and scientific management of oil and gas reserves. >> Read the Full Article