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In Coastal Battle of Wits Between Man and Otter, Man Concedes
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

To appease fishermen, Fish and Wildlife banned otters in 1987 from California waters south of Point Conception near Santa Barbara -- with one exception.

Senate Group Unveiling Oil-Saving Plan
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Efforts to stem America's appetite for oil, nearly two-thirds of it imported, is getting new attention in Congress with a push from an unusual coalition of environmentalists, evangelical Christians and conservatives.

Montana Revives Bison Hunt after 15-Year Ban
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Hull, Reuters

Bison hunting, once commonplace in the American West until the species was nearly wiped out, resumed amid controversy in Montana Tuesday after a 15-year ban.

Motorcycle of the Future Will Run on Fuel Cells, Create No Emissions
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It does not sound like a Harley, but a new motorcycle coming out soon could run on soybeans or ethanol. Except for a little heat and some drinkable water, the ENV bike produces no emissions, says Intelligent Energy, a British company that recently opened an office in California to launch its hydrogen fuel-cell bike in the United States.

Company Sells Wood with Stories
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Marcelene Edwards, The News Tribune

What others see as used, decaying wood, Scott Royer sees as a business opportunity. A 20-foot-wide pungent vinegar cask headed for the landfill turned high-end hardwood flooring.

Senate Cuts Spending for Nuclear Dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

The Senate voted Monday to cut significantly the budget for the troubled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump as negotiators tried to finalize several other spending bills before stopgap funding expires.

Judge Blocks California Sequoia Logging Project
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A federal judge temporarily barred a logging project Monday that would have included a small section of California's Giant Sequoia National Monument.

House To Probe Chemical Dumping
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John M.R. Bull, Daily Press

Federal lawmakers are demanding the Army reveal everything it knows about where it dumped chemical weapons into the world's oceans, as well as provide proof the munitions won't leak and cause an environmental catastrophe.

'Intersex' Fish Discovered off Southern California Coast
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists have discovered sexually altered fish off the Southern California coast, raising concerns that treated sewage discharged into the ocean contains chemicals that can affect an animal's reproductive system.

On Beyond Organic: Organics Under Attack?
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

If you eat organic food, you’ll want to listen to this week’s show. The question: are organic standards - and the process which guides their evolution - being undermined by corporate greed or are those same standards being protected to promote booming growth that benefits farmers and consumers?

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