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Australia Rules Out New Post-Kyoto Limits
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - James Grubel, Reuters

Australia said on Monday negotiating new greenhouse gas emission levels for the Kyoto Protocol is a waste of time, dampening hopes a major environment meeting in Canada will set new targets beyond 2012.

Africa Lakes under Strain as Populations Rise
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Wangui Kanina, Reuters

Africa's 600-plus lakes are under unprecedented strain from rising populations and must be managed better if demand for fresh water is not to stir instability, a U.N. report published on Monday said.

Report Says Keeping Public Lands Open for Grazing Costs $123 Million a Year
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Talhelm, Associated Press

Federal agencies spend at least $123 million a year to keep public lands open to livestock grazing, according to a government report that environmentalists say bolsters their argument that grazing should be limited.

Brazilian Start-Up Offers Minicar for Land of SUVs
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Todd Benson, Reuters

When a little-known company from California placed a $1 billion order for Smart minicars from DaimlerChrysler last spring, the struggling auto giant said thanks, but no thanks.

Dead Trees Give Birth to Businesses
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Silva, San Bernadino Country Sun

Eric Herkins sold his mountain home and lived in a tent so he could buy a tree skidder, a machine that can grab and haul logs. The 43-year-old took the bold gamble a few years ago when trees started dying by the thousands as the bark-beetle crisis raced across the San Bernardino Mountains.

Save The World Air, Inc. Signs Its First Distributor Agreement for the Sale of Its ZEFS Devices
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Save The World Air, Inc. today announced that it has entered into its first distributor agreement, for the sale of its ZEFS devices in the North American Original Equipment Manufactures (OEM) and after-market for motorcycles.

EPA Announces Environmental Bioinformatics Centers in North Carolina and New Jersey
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

EPA has awarded $9 million in grants to establish two environmental bioinformatics centers that merge computer science, biology, and toxicology to predict hazardous outcomes and advance the field of human health and ecological risk assessment.

Study: Environmentally Friendly Buildings Also Most Market Friendly
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM -

A new study led by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has shown a clear link between the environmental friendliness of a building and its market value.

More Than a Thousand Birds Covered in Oil after Spill off Denmark's East Coast
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Danish coast guard helicopter searched Sunday for an oil slick that covered more than a thousand birds in the Kattegatt Sea between Denmark and Sweden.

Scientists Unsure of How To Protect River
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists say they still don't know how to protect the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon without disrupting water and power production upstream.

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