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German Police To Use 10,000 Officers To Ensure Passage of Nuclear Waste to Storage Site
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

German police announced plans Monday to use 10,000 local and federal officers to ensure the free passage of a train that is to deliver nuclear waste to a disputed northern storage site early next week.

Air Regulators Push for Stricter Plan To Cut Mercury Pollution
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

State and local air regulators unhappy with the Bush administration's approach to mercury pollution offered a competing plan Monday that would require coal-burning power plants to cut mercury emissions more deeply and more quickly and would raise home electric bills throughout the East and Midwest about a dollar a month.

Los Angeles Has the Worst Air Pollution in the United States, Government Says
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Los Angeles has cleaned up its air, but apparently not enough -- its skies are the most polluted in the United States, the government's environmental agency says.

World Forest Losses Slowing but Still Alarming, UN Says
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Crispian Balmer, Reuters

Some 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday.

Climate Change Could Spread Plague, Scientists Believe
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters

Warmer, wetter weather brought on by global warming could increase outbreaks of the plague, which has killed millions down the ages and wiped out one third of Europe's population in the 14th century, academics said.

Wood Making Comeback as Heating Fuel
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Anita Szoke, Journal Star

With home heating bills expected to skyrocket this winter, many consumers are warming up to the idea of using alternate fuels, such as firewood, to help heat their homes.

Sun Unveils New CoolThreads Energy-Efficient Chip Aimed at Mid-Range Market
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Therese Poletti, San Jose Mercury News

Sun Microsystems announced a much-anticipated chip for its servers called CoolThreads, a microprocessor Sun hopes will help it become more competitive in its core product line against rivals like IBM.

France Spending $260 Million To Preserve an Ancient Abbey's Quirk of Nature
November 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Doland, Associated Press

While much of the world worries about how to stop sea levels from rising, engineers in this corner of France want to spend $260 million to do just the opposite: raise the tides back up to save a national treasure.

Galapagos Volcano Fire Threatens Endemic Tree Species
November 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Galapagos Volcano Fire Threatens Endemic Tree Species

A fire sparked by last month's volcanic eruption on the largest of the famed Galapagos Islands is threatening an endemic tree species, officials said Saturday.

Feds to Take Bears Off Endangered List
November 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Grizzly bears in areas surrounding Yellowstone National Park would be removed from the endangered species list under a proposal to be announced next week, officials said last week.

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