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Do Cows and Tennis Balls Stoke Global Warming?
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Cows and sheep grazing in fields, joggers' shoes or even the kitchen fridge could all be targeted under a new U.N. pact meant to rein in global warming.

UK Activists Hail Court Ruling in "McLibel" Case
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Gilbert Reilhac, Reuters

Two Britons found to have libelled the U.S. fast food chain McDonald's after the longest court case in English legal history did not have a fair trial, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.

Oil Rises as OPEC Says May Cut Supply
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Oil prices rose Monday as the OPEC cartel said it might cut supply as the Northern Hemisphere winter draws to a close.

California's emission rules here? Auto Dealers Say it's a Bad Idea
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Advocates of a move to adopt California's stringent automobile emissions standards didn't dream up barren Cascade Mountain ski slopes and green daffodil stalks now shooting up around Puget Sound to help make their case.

Libby, Mont., Residents Hope to Hold Big Corporation Accountable for Asbestos Illnesses
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

They're getting ready for the Asbestos Health Fair in this old mining town.

Governor's Crusade Against Business Rules has Found No Villains
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Dion Nissenbaum, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.

When Arnold Schwarzenegger took office, he vowed to whack away at a tangle of California regulations he blamed for choking the frail state economy.

Bush Puts Jobs Ahead of Climate Treaty Targets
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration contends that the long-term benefit from the Kyoto climate treaty won't be worth the immediate economic cost.

Birders Eye Winter Hummingbirds, Vagrants
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Esch, Associated Press

Chickadees, cardinals and titmice are common visitors to a snowy bird feeder. But hummingbirds? That's what Janet Allen saw last year in her yard in suburban Syracuse.

Earth's 'Lung,' the Amazon Forest, Breathes Uneasily in a Time of Climate Change
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

As the light plane banked left, the smell of smoke reached the cockpit. The landscape below was an ashen green, the sun above an orange glow behind sooty billows of gray.

Council Votes to Restrict Bottom Trawling in Aleutian Islands
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Elizabeth M. Gillespie, Associated Press

A federal fishing council moved to ban bottom trawling on more than 370,000 square miles off Alaska's Aleutian Islands to try to protect coral beds and other sensitive fish habitat.

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