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  • One More Reason War Is Hell

    NATO airstrikes at an oil refinery and petrochemical complex near Belgrade, Yugoslavia, early this morning unleashed a torrent of black smoke and toxic fumes into the air. Some 50 people were reportedly treated for gas poisoning. Serb officials said that to avoid further explosions, they were compelled to dump chlorine-based, carcinogenic chemicals into the Danube […]

  • Worth Their Weight in Gold

    An African man who has devoted his life to protecting a huge tropical rainforest and two aboriginal Australian women who have fought against a uranium mine are among the winners of the Goldman Environmental Prizes to be awarded today. The prestigious annual prizes honor grass-roots environmentalists from six continents; winners receive $125,000. Other winners this […]

  • Not Just Fueling Around

    DaimlerChrysler and Ford are teaming up with oil companies, a fuel-cell firm, and the state of California to build a demonstration fleet of as many as 45 fuel-cell cars and buses by 2001. The test program is seen as a big step forward in making the technology widely available. Meanwhile, GM and Toyota today will […]

  • Clean Air: Maybe in Time for Y3K

    The EPA is planning to make states clean up the air in national parks — though under the current plan, they wouldn’t be held accountable until 2064. Regulations to be announced by Pres. Clinton, perhaps as early as Earth Day this Thursday, would require states to assess their haze problems, develop cleanup plans by 2008, […]