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  • 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, […]

  • Attack Dog for Buddy Gore

    Pres. Clinton went to bat for Vice Pres. Al Gore on Friday, vigorously defending him against charges from environmental groups that he has slacked off on addressing climate change. In a letter to the heads of enviro groups, Clinton wrote, “No one has done more over the past decade to mobilize action against climate change […]