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Maine Woodchipping Business Picks Up Where Loggers Leave Off
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Larry Girard, Morning Sentinel

In the face of sharply escalating energy costs, the Maine forest is loaded with wood that has been cut, and left to rot into the soil.

Researchers to Study Horse Manure, Weeds
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers here are looking to horse manure to study the spread of invasive weeds. Dominican University has received a $100,000 National Park Service grant to study how to slow the spread of nonnative plants and weeds in state parks, school officials said.

Throw Another Skippy or Wallagang on the Barbie?
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

How do you like your kangaroo -- medium rare? Doesn't sound too appealing, does it? So in a bid to make Australia's national icon more palatable, Food Companion International magazine and the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia are running a competition to find a more palatable culinary name for the meat of the hopping marsupials.

Forests Flushed Down the Toilet
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - WWF International

The major tissue manufacturers are not offering enough recycled toilet paper, towels and napkins to European consumers and must be more responsible when sourcing their wood, according to a new WWF report.

Researchers Find Usinc Acid Caused Elk Deaths
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wyoming wildlife biologists and federal researchers have identified the chemical responsible for the death of hundreds of elk in southern Wyoming last year.

Engineers Explore New Project To Save Venice from Sinking
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press

A group of engineers and geology experts said Monday they are considering injecting seawater under Venice to raise the waterlogged Italian city by one foot to rescue it from the tides and floods that bedevil it.

UK's Blair Should Expand Nuclear Power, Adviser Says
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Katherine Baldwin, Reuters

Britain's Tony Blair should give the go-ahead for an expansion of nuclear power generation to help stem climate change, the prime minister's chief scientific adviser said on Sunday.

On Beyond Organic: Cruise Ship Pollution, Coral Reefs and Aquariums
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Over 20 million coral reef fish are sold to aquarium hobbyists every year with the vast majority of them “wild caught.” These coveted specimens — including the threatened banggai cardinalfish and the panther grouper — are stunned by divers who use cyanide to poison the waters around them.

Chinese City of Three Million Announces Cutoff of Water Supply, Sparking Water-Buying Rush
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexa Olesen, Associated Press

A Chinese city of 3 million people has set off panicked buying of bottled water by announcing its water system will be shut down for four days to check for contamination from a chemical plant explosion, news reports said Tuesday.

Humane Society Sues Government over Poultry Slaughter
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Chickens and turkeys should be covered by the same law as cows, pigs and other animals when they are slaughtered, the Humane Society of the United States said in a lawsuit filed Monday against the Agriculture Department.

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