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New Ideas Propel the Alternative Hybrid Cars to Mainstream

While they are still derided by some as an uneconomical fad, gasoline-electric hybrid cars and light trucks are proliferating —and their sales volumes are growing, too. >> Read the Full Article

Legislative Bid to Bar Nuclear Waste in Utah Fails

A bid to block nuclear waste from being stored on the Skull Valley Indian Reservation failed late Thursday as senators objected to its inclusion in a sweeping defense bill. >> Read the Full Article

L.A.'s Waste May Wind up in San Diego County if Proposal Goes Through

Garbage from trash cans in Los Angeles could face a 100-mile commute to a North County landfill if the city accepts one of five waste-hauling proposals submitted this summer. >> Read the Full Article

Puerto Rico Water Authority Strike Blamed for Service Loss to 20,000 Customers

More than 20,000 customers did not have water Thursday because of a strike by water authority workers, while the FBI said that at least two criminal acts against water facilities have been brought to their attention, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Indonesia Police Submit Newmont Case to Prosecutors

A pollution case involving U.S. gold miner Newmont Mining Corp. has been passed to prosecutors, Indonesian police said on Thursday, which could lead to charges against company officials accused of dumping toxic waste. >> Read the Full Article

Japanese Cars Top Government's List of Most Fuel Efficient

Japanese vehicles dominate the government's annual list of vehicles with the best fuel economy, but Ford Motor Co. can claim the most fuel efficient pickup and sport utility vehicle. >> Read the Full Article

Authorities Hunt Keg of Potent Chemical that Fell from Truck in North Dakota

Three drums filled with sodium cyanide fell off a truck, and one barrel remains missing. Authorities said beekeepers planned to use the dangerous chemical as a pesticide and could be fined. >> Read the Full Article

More Protection Urged for Rare Chilean Sea Bass at CITES

Environmentalists urged fishing nations on Thursday to do more to protect the rare Chilean sea bass (also known as Patagonian toothfish), dubbed the "white gold" of the sea who is being driven to extinction by rampant poaching. >> Read the Full Article

West Waking Up to Dangers of Oil Addiction

Controlling growth in fuel consumption may become a strategic imperative for the West, as explosive demand growth in Asia threatens a damaging tussle for world supplies. >> Read the Full Article

Kenya Says Ivory Sales Endanger Poacher Hunters

Kenya is on the front line of the "wildlife wars" and says its people in the trenches will be at risk if a U.N. conference approves a Namibian bid to sell more ivory. >> Read the Full Article