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Pandas Wed in the Heat, Rain of Thai Zoo
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Vorasit Satienlerk, Reuters

Two pandas were married by proxy in Thailand on Wednesday to mark the 28th birthday of their zoo and what officials hope is the start of their mating season.

Britain Trying to Save the Red Squirrel
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

British conservationists on Wednesday launched a campaign to save the country's native red squirrels against their disease-carrying, food-stealing and bigger grey cousins from North America.

'Building Green' Movement on Rise in Georgia
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Errin Haines, Associated Press

Supporters say the concept of building green has recently gained momentum because of increased concerns about rising energy costs and the creation of a standardized system that certifies buildings as environmentally responsible.

Moderate Republicans Balk at Refuge Drilling
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Bennett Roth, Houston Chronicle

A House Republican push to pass federal budget cuts is being stymied by opposition from moderate Republicans to a provision that would allow oil and natural gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Consultant Withdraws Petition To List Eastern Oysters as Endangered
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Janet McConnaughey, Reuters

The federal government is no longer considering whether it should declare Eastern oysters endangered, which would have affected people who make their living off the shellfish, but it still plans to finish a study on the species' health.

U.N., Donors Pledge Greater Cooperation To Restore Iraq's Marshlands
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Dale Gavlak, Associated Press

The United Nations and donor countries agreed to boost efforts to recover Iraq's fabled marshlands from devastation, a spokesman for the U.N. Environment Program said Wednesday.

Oil Company Executives Defend Profits in Appearance before Congress
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The chiefs of five major oil companies defended the industry's huge profits Wednesday at a Senate hearing where they were exhorted to explain prices and assure customers they're not being gouged.

Genetic Change Makes Mice Thinner
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

In a discovery with implications for fighting obesity in humans, Canadian scientists have discovered a molecular switch in specially bred laboratory mice that makes the animals skinnier than their normal brethren.

Water Vapor May Be Biggest Contributor to Higher Global Temperatures, Researcher Says
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Bradley S. Klapper, Associated Press

An unexpected greenhouse gas -- water vapor -- may be the biggest factor contributing to higher global air temperatures, a Swiss researcher said Wednesday.

New York State To Cut Greenhouse Gases from Cars
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Cars sold or registered in New York state must cut carbon dioxide emissions beginning in 2009, state officials said Wednesday, in Republican Gov. George Pataki's latest break with the Bush Administration over steps to cut greenhouse gases.

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