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Russia's UES Close to Large Kyoto-Linked Deals
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Bullough, Reuters

Russian electricity giant Unified Energy System, which accounts for 2 percent of global greenhouse gases, is close to signing 30 Kyoto-linked deals to slash emissions by 20 million tonnes a year, it said on Wednesday.

Seizing Their Chance, Conservationists Join Forces to Push Bills
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Cole, The Oregonian

Senate Democrats and conservationists gathered on the Willamette River's frigid banks Tuesday to announce the "most important" water quality proposal in 30 years, another in a long line of environmental protections they have championed.

Defecating Pandas Expand Their Horizons
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A study of giant panda poo in China has proved the endangered animals are expanding their horizons, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

In a New Mexico Desert Town, Residents Stake Their Future on Uranium
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Barnes, Associated Press

Like many others in this former boomtown, Mayor James Brown knows more about isotopes, centrifuges and uranium-235 than your average college student. Brown's recent crash course in nuclear physics was a prerequisite: Many of his constituents are counting on the jobs and economic trickle-down that are being promised if a $1.3 billion (euro1.02 billion) uranium enrichment plant that would make fuel for nuclear power plants comes to town.

New Global Network Aims for Tsunami Warning System
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A global tsunami warning system to get critical information to people in the path of the potentially deadly waves was approved Wednesday as a top priority for the world's climate experts.

Mexico Reports 75-Percent Drop in the Number of Monarch Butterflies
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

The Mexican government said on Tuesday that 75 percent fewer Monarch butterflies have appeared at wintering grounds here, largely blaming conditions in the United States and Canada for the decline.

Dream or Nightmare? -- An ENN Commentary
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - James Quigley, Center for Sustainable Energy

Let's imagine a modern day Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving's fabled character who fell asleep for twenty years. To what kind of a world would he awaken in 2025, two decades from now?

Dream or Nightmare?
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - James Quigley, Center for Sustainable Energy

(By James Quigley) Let's imagine a modern day Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving's fabled character who fell asleep for twenty years. To what kind of a world would he awaken in 2025, two decades from now?

Rampant Lobster Disease Mystifies Scientists
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter B. Lord, The Providence Journal

Scientists and fishermen tried to tackle the problem of Southern New England's dying lobsters yesterday afternoon, but after hours of talk it looked like they were stuck in the first 15 minutes of a crime-scene mystery.

Frenchville Residents Get Update on Odorous Manure
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Beurmond Banville, Bangor Daily News, Maine

Residents of this St. John Valley town plagued by smells emanating from a chicken manure composting facility north of the border were looking for answers Wednesday morning. What they learned was that Canadian environmental agencies are studying the problem.

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