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More Trucks Likely to Come Under New CAFÉ Umbrella
February 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune
Fuel-economy standards for light trucks will rise slightly in the next two years and could change dramatically as early as 2008, when new definitions of what constitutes a truck may take effect.
Asia Quake, Tsunami Moved Islands, Shortened Days
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters
The massive earthquake that triggered the Asian tsunami wobbled the earth on its axis, forced cartographers back to the drawing board and changed time by a fraction, but there's no need to adjust your clocks.
Madagascan Troops Accused of Smuggling Tortoises
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks, Reuters
Three Madagascan army officers have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling nearly 200 endangered tortoises out of the country on a French military plane.
Clouds Gather Over Future of Kyoto Climate Pact
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Robin Pomeroy, Reuters
Defying repeated premature reports of its death, the Kyoto Protocol will come into force in a few days. But doubts are already growing over the long-term future of the world's most ambitious environmental agreement.
Biologist Says Deer Threaten Ginseng
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Vicki Smith, Associated Press
American ginseng, sister of the Asian wonder herb and a seasonal cash crop in Appalachia, has two obstacles to long-term survival in the United States: Man and deer.
Planets Could Be Made Of Diamonds, and Other Stories
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - California Academy of Sciences
The road to riches may lead to the heart of the Milky Way. Planets hiding layers of diamond many miles thick may exist in the center of our galaxy.
$15.5M Grant to Aid Animals
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa L. Colangelo, Daily News
Thousands of unwanted dogs and cats will get another chance at life thanks to a $15.5 million grant awarded to the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.
Week In Review: February 7th - 11th
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN
Early in the week, the unveiling of the Bush administration's aggressive 2006 budget sparked a number of articles lamenting the president's proposed $7.57 billion cut in EPA funding.
Aleutian Oil Spill Biggest in Alaska Since '89
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
A cargo ship that ran aground, split in two and poured fuel oil into the Bering Sea in December ranks as one of the biggest spills in Alaska, dwarfed only by the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, state environmental officials said Thursday.
NASA: '05 Could Be Warmest Year Recorded
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
A weak El Nino and human-made greenhouse gases could make 2005 the warmest year since records started being kept in the late 1800s, NASA scientists said this week.