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Feds Agree To List Puget Sound Orcas as Endangered Species
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

In a victory for environmentalists, the federal government listed Puget Sound's killer whales as an endangered species Tuesday, giving the animals the highest protection available under the law.

Carbon Dioxide Storage a Success
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

An experimental project in Canada to inject carbon dioxide into oil fields has proven successful, removing 5 million tons of the heat-trapping "greenhouse" gas, while enhancing oil recovery, the Energy Department said Tuesday.

Study Concludes More than 800 Species at Risk in California
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

More than 800 animal species in California are imperiled by development, pollution and recreational activities, a sobering assessment that should guide development throughout the nation's most populous state, according to a two-year government study.

Australia Pioneers Energy from Hot Rocks
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Marriott, Reuters

Generating electricity using the heat of ancient rocks buried deep below the red sands of the Australian outback? Spurred by high commodity prices and a drive to reduce Australia's reliance on coal, several companies are looking to harness hot rock temperatures of up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit to unleash green energy.

In Coastal Battle of Wits Between Man and Otter, Man Concedes
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

To appease fishermen, Fish and Wildlife banned otters in 1987 from California waters south of Point Conception near Santa Barbara -- with one exception.

Senate Group Unveiling Oil-Saving Plan
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Efforts to stem America's appetite for oil, nearly two-thirds of it imported, is getting new attention in Congress with a push from an unusual coalition of environmentalists, evangelical Christians and conservatives.

Montana Revives Bison Hunt after 15-Year Ban
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Hull, Reuters

Bison hunting, once commonplace in the American West until the species was nearly wiped out, resumed amid controversy in Montana Tuesday after a 15-year ban.

Motorcycle of the Future Will Run on Fuel Cells, Create No Emissions
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It does not sound like a Harley, but a new motorcycle coming out soon could run on soybeans or ethanol. Except for a little heat and some drinkable water, the ENV bike produces no emissions, says Intelligent Energy, a British company that recently opened an office in California to launch its hydrogen fuel-cell bike in the United States.

Company Sells Wood with Stories
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Marcelene Edwards, The News Tribune

What others see as used, decaying wood, Scott Royer sees as a business opportunity. A 20-foot-wide pungent vinegar cask headed for the landfill turned high-end hardwood flooring.

Senate Cuts Spending for Nuclear Dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

The Senate voted Monday to cut significantly the budget for the troubled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump as negotiators tried to finalize several other spending bills before stopgap funding expires.

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