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Ethiopian Government Sends Vet To Care for Cheetah Cubs Rescued by U.S. Soldiers
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press

The government sent a veterinarian to eastern Ethiopia Saturday to help U.S. soldiers rescue two endangered cheetah cubs held captive and abused at a remote village restaurant, an environmental official said.

Methyl Bromide Controversy Reveals the Politics of Pesticides
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Rita Beamish, Associated Press

Shoppers rifle through store shelves brimming with succulent tomatoes and plump strawberries, hoping to enjoy one last round of fresh fruit before the Western growing season ends. There is no hint of a dark side to the blaze of red.

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.

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