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Tidal Energy Companies Staking Claims
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

In the quest for oil-free power, a handful of small companies are staking claims on the boundless energy of the rising and ebbing sea.

Indonesia Forest Fires, Attacks Kill 1,000 Orangutans
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

About 1,000 orangutans are estimated to have died in Indonesia during the dry season this year in which raging forest fires have produced thick smoke across huge areas of Southeast Asia, a conservationist said on Monday.

Africa Needs Help to Win Clean Energy Investment
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Wangui Kanina, Reuters

Africa lacks the capacity and projects to attract the levels of investment in clean energy seen in other parts of the world, Kenya's environment minister said on Sunday.

Dolphin May Have 'Remains' of Legs
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Japanese researchers said Sunday that a bottlenose dolphin captured last month has an extra set of fins that could be the remains of hind legs, a discovery that may provide further evidence that ocean-dwelling mammals once lived on land.

N.J. Complex's Lawns Get Recycled Water
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Gold, Associated Press

As in other retirement villages, the yards of the Homestead at Mansfield boast lush grass and clipped shrubs. But unlike the lawns of any other community in New Jersey, they will soon be kept green by recycled toilet water.

Plastic Trash Vortex Menaces Pacific Sealife
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Old toothbrushes, beach toys and used condoms are part of a vast vortex of plastic trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, threatening sea creatures that get tangled in it, eat it or ride on it, a new report says.

Public Split on New Snowmobile Plan
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Erin DeMuth, Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Cheers and jeers, delight and outrage. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has been getting some of each since it unveiled a new Adirondack Snowmobile Plan in mid-October.

Japan Catches 35 Whales off Northern Island of Hokkaido
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japan has caught 35 whales off the coast of northern island of Hokkaido, officials said Thursday, under a research program that critics say is disguised commercial whaling.

California Greenhouse Emissions Up 14 Percent 1990-2004
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Bernie Woodall, Reuters

California's polluting greenhouse gas emissions rose more than 14 percent between 1990 and 2004, a report issued this week by the California Energy Commission showed.

Boy Gets Rare Shot of California Condor
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 5-year-old boy has taken a photograph of what experts say may be the first California condor to fly in Topanga Canyon's skies in more than a century.

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