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U.S. Virgin Islands Takes Steps To Prevent Seaside Pollution
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Virgin Islands has taken steps to prevent further pollution of its bays and beaches, reportedly contaminated by fecal bacteria, officials said Monday.

U.S. Defends Decision Not To Join Kyoto Protocol as Environmental Conference Begins
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

The United States defended its decision not to sign the Kyoto Protocol on Monday, saying during the opening of a global summit on climate change that it is doing more than most countries to protect the earth's atmosphere.

GE's Greenville, S.C. Plant Shifts Attention To Producing Wind Turbines
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim DuPlessis, The State, Columbia, S.C.

General Electric's strategy of pursuing environmentally friendly business has given its Greenville site new jobs making wind turbines, softening the blow of layoffs that cut the plant's work force by more than 600 jobs in the past three years.

Natural Lands Flourish with GM as the Gardener
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh McDiarmid Jr., Detroit Free Press

They are havens from the concrete jungle, sanctuaries of softness in a hardened landscape and a way station for bugs, birds, bees, picnickers, walkers and anglers.

Whooping Crane Spending Second Winter Lost
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

Wildlife biologists believe a whooping crane that got separated from its parents while learning to migrate is spending a second winter lost and in the company of friendly sandhill cranes.

Norway Demands Nearly U.S. $2 Million from Spanish Trawler for Illegal Fishing
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Norwegian police ordered a Spanish trawler to post a bond for 13 million kroner (US$1.95 million; euro1.65 million) Friday for illegal fishing before it could leave an Arctic port.

Democrats Want Government To Address Rising Energy Costs
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel La Corte, Associated Press

The federal government needs to create a comprehensive energy policy to address rising costs across the country, Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington said Saturday in the Democratic Party's weekly radio address.

Ethiopian Government Sends Vet To Care for Cheetah Cubs Rescued by U.S. Soldiers
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press

The government sent a veterinarian to eastern Ethiopia Saturday to help U.S. soldiers rescue two endangered cheetah cubs held captive and abused at a remote village restaurant, an environmental official said.

Methyl Bromide Controversy Reveals the Politics of Pesticides
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Rita Beamish, Associated Press

Shoppers rifle through store shelves brimming with succulent tomatoes and plump strawberries, hoping to enjoy one last round of fresh fruit before the Western growing season ends. There is no hint of a dark side to the blaze of red.

Warm Glow of Irish Peat Takes Edge off Oil Woes
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Hoskins, Reuters

As an autumn gale assails his hilltop cottage, Pepijn Martius sits beside a peat-fired stove, savoring the earthy smell and glowing warmth that has cost him little more than a sore back.

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