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U.S. States Say Power Bills Won't Soar on CO2 Plan
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Businesses who oppose a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in nine Northeastern U.S. states have overestimated how much the plan will raise electric bills, according to a study released by the states Monday.

Cambodia Introduces Battery-Powered Bicycles for Tourists Visiting Angkor Complex
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Cambodian government began Tuesday offering 300 battery-powered bicycles for tourists to rent while visiting the world-famous Angkor archaeological park, Cambodia's main tourist attraction.

More Monarch Butterflies May Go to Mexico
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Will Weissert, Associated Press

As many as 200 million Monarch butterflies may migrate to Mexico this year -- a nearly tenfold increase over 2004, when unfavorable weather, pollution and deforestation caused a drastic decline in the population, environmental officials said Tuesday.

U.S., Chinese Environmental Chiefs Start Regular Meetings on Cleaner Atmosphere
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The world's established superpower and superpolluter is meeting with an emerging superpower and superpolluter, seeking new and greener common ground.

Seals, Sea Lions Can Be Condor Food
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Seals, Sea Lions Can Be Condor Food

The growing populations of harbor seals and sea lions along the West Coast may be good news for California condors. While condors are now best known for eating dead deer, cattle and other animals, new research shows that carcasses of marine animals once formed a large part of their diet.

Japan To Double Usual Whale Kill in New Antarctic Hunt, Expanded To Include Fin Whales
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Hans Greimel, Associated Press

A fleet of Japanese whaling ships left for the seas of Antarctica amid protests Tuesday, aiming to kill 850 minke whales -- almost double last year's catch -- and expand the hunt to fin whales for the first time.

Groups Say Government Is Dragging Its Feet Protecting 283 Species
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government has allowed 283 species identified as possibly facing extinction to languish without protection under the Endangered Species Act, a coalition of environmental groups contends in a lawsuit against the Interior Department.

Threats Alleged in Ecuador Environmental Lawsuit against Chevron
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Pete Yost, Associated Press

Threats have been made against the Ecuadorean leaders of an environmental lawsuit against Chevron Corp., and an international human rights commission should step in to help, says a petition filed Tuesday.

Price of Plastic Skyrockets in Hurricane Katrina's Wake
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press

Decades ago before the invention of plastic, Italian pasta makers wrapped their hand-stuffed ravioli in paper tied with a coarse string.

Chinese President Calls Renewable Energy 'A Must' To Battle Pollution, Energy Shortages
November 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexa Olesen, Associated Press

Chinese President Hu Jintao and U.S. and European officials called Monday for a sharp rise in the world's use of solar and other nonpolluting power sources as they opened an international meeting on renewable energy.

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