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Environmentalists Urge Hong Kong Disneyland To Suspend Firework Displays on Polluted Days

Environmentalists on Saturday urged Hong Kong Disneyland to suspend fireworks displays at the theme park when pollution is bad in the area. >> Read the Full Article

Angling 101: College Offers Class in How To Catch Alaska Fish

Curt Muse stood on the cobbled shore of a creek, casting a 3-weight fly rod upstream as a dozen students -- all middle-aged or older -- watched. Muse was the day's guest lecturer for the Kenai Fishing Academy, a weeklong class offered four times a summer by Kenai Peninsula College, a branch of the University of Alaska Anchorage. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental Group Slams Indonesian Plan for Huge Plantation in Heart of Borneo Forest

Indonesia's proposal to build the world's largest palm oil plantation along its border with Malaysia would have a devastating impact on forests, wildlife and the local population, an environmental group warned Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Los Angeles Area Plans To Use Sensors, Cameras To Record Cars' Pollution Emissions

Sensors and video cameras on Southern California freeways could begin recording pollutants spewing from tailpipes by early next year as part of a program to reduce pollution levels in the smoggiest region of the United States. >> Read the Full Article

U.S. Marines Use Donkeys To Go Places Their Humvees and Other Modern Vehicles Cannot

Frustrated with the limitations of using its fleet of modern Humvee four-wheel-drives in rugged mountains with few roads, a battalion of U.S. Marines has enlisted a mode of transport used for centuries by Afghan villagers -- donkeys. >> Read the Full Article

China to Build Offshore Wind Power Complex

China plans to construct its first offshore wind power complex next year in hopes of easing chronic electricity shortages, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Monday. The complex, to be built in the Bohai Sea off the northern province of Hebei, is designed to have a generating capacity of 1 million kilowatts when completed in 2020, Xinhua said. >> Read the Full Article

Engineers Modify Hybrid Cars To Get Up To 250 MPG

Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away. Ron Gremban says such a car is parked in his garage. >> Read the Full Article

Supreme Court Candidate No Stranger to Environmental Law, Politics

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts once offered the National Mining Association some unpaid advice on how to intervene in other people's court cases. Two years later he was hired by the group to argue against a citizens group trying to stop coal companies from shearing off the tops of West Virginia's mountains. >> Read the Full Article

Rising Fuel Costs Drive Oregon Trucking Company to Biodiesel

Everyone in the trucking industry is talking -- make that complaining -- about rising diesel costs. Cross Creek Trucking owner Mike DeSimone says he's doing something about it. The trucking executive has pondered switching his fleet of 100 refrigerated trucks to biodiesel fuel over the past three or four years. >> Read the Full Article

Environmental, Labor, Agriculture Leaders Call for Expanded Ethanol Use in California

Today a diverse group of environmentalists, labor, agricultural and other leaders praised the opening of California's first large-scale ethanol plant and urged more production and use of ethanol in the state. >> Read the Full Article