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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.

Sharks, Warblers, Deer on Endangered Species List
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters

The world's second largest shark, a bird found in the Garden of Eden and Central Asia's only true deer were among 11 new species given the title of "endangered" by countries around the world on Friday.

Chinese City Restores Running Water after Shutdown Caused by Toxic Spill
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe McDonald, Associated Press

Running water returned to this northeast city of 3.8 million people Sunday, ending a five-day shutdown blamed on a chemical spill that embarrassed the government and highlighted China's mounting environmental problems.

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Numbers Down
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Yellowstone cutthroat trout population in the nation's oldest national park "appears to be in peril," according to a new scientific journal article by National Park Service scientists.

Experts Say Flu Fears over Wild Birds Over-Stated
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Alice Hung, Reuters

Fears that migratory wild birds will spread a deadly strain of avian flu across the world have little, if any, scientific proof and chances of them infecting humans are even more remote, experts said.

U.S. To Battle Allies on Post-2012 Global Warming
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Washington will battle with its allies over how to slow climate change beyond 2012 at U.N. talks in Canada this week that will also test developing nations' willingness to do more to fight global warming.

Nissan's Ghosn Cautious about Hybrid Cars
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., said Friday he remains "cautious" about producing hybrid cars until it is clear there is a real demand for them.

Kenai Refinery To Make Low-Sulfur Fuel
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Anchorage Daily News

Two Alaska refinery operators will join forces on a $45 million project to start making and distributing clean-burning, low-sulfur fuel.

China, Russia To Set Up River Pollution Hotline
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

China and Russia said on Thursday they are setting up a hotline so that Beijing can keep Moscow informed about toxic river pollution heading for Russian territory.

New England Looks to Canada for Natural Gas Needs
November 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard C. Lewis, Associated Press

Energy analysts predict that by 2010, and perhaps sooner, there won't be enough supply to fulfill the region's energy needs. But plans to build liquefied natural gas terminals in New England face stiff opposition.

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