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Citizens Want Teeth In Environmental Laws
The majority of people in the most populous countries want tougher laws to protect the environment, according to the largest-ever international survey of public opinion on the environment.

Fight Global Warming: Create Jobs and Benefit the Economy
"The Kyoto Protocol does not need to be a job killer and a drain on the U.S. economy, as the Global Climate Coalition and other critics of the Kyoto Protocol have claimed," according to Howard Geller, Executive Director of the ACEEE.

Climate Control Would Save Millions Of Lives
Based on findings published in The Lancet -- the world's oldest medical journal -- the Working Group on Public Health and Fossil-Fuel Combustion predicts that hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved annually, an estimated 8 million by the year 2020, if climate control policies were adopted worldwide.

Build It And They Will Ride
Use of the nation's public transit systems was up in 1997. Ridership for 1997 increased 2.8 percent over 1996, with Americans using public transit over eight billion times, according to the American Public Transit Association.

Flush With Success
A new study says that efficient toilets, showerheads, and faucets could save billions of dollars in water infrastructure costs for communities that encourage them.

Recycled Glass Applications Expand
Recycled glass (cullet), primarily used in the manufacture of new bottles and jars, is also being used in such unconventional secondary applications as the manufacture of fiberglass insulation, roadbed aggregate for the nation's highways, driving safety reflective beads and decorative tile.

Mass Transit Critical to Chattanooga's Turnaround
"Chattanooga has undergone a renaissance, from being a city with severe environmental and economic problems to one with a revitalized economy and award-winning improvements to the living environment," according to Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater.

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