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Swedish Investor Donates More Than $63 Million To Fight Baltic Sea Pollution
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Mattias Karen, Associated Press

A Swedish investor has donated 500 million kronor (US$63 million; euro52.4 million) to help protect the Baltic Sea environment, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Tuesday.

Armadillos Spread North in Georgia
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

After years in south Georgia, where they are common road kill and a nuisance to some homeowners, armadillos have spread to the chillier northern half of the state where their digging and burrowing is already generating complaints.

UK Holds Energy Summit To Tackle Global Warming
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Stuart Penson, Reuters

Energy ministers from 20 countries met in London Tuesday to discuss how to tackle climate change through technology and persuade big polluters the United States, India and China to become involved in the fight.

Study Reveals Mice Sing in the Presence of Mates
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Cheryl Wittenauer, Associated Press

Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard.

Democrats, Environmentalists Criticize Katrina Cuts to Firefighting Funds
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Trying to make up for the cost of Hurricane Katrina, the White House has proposed eliminating a $500 million reserve fund to fight fires in heavy wildfire years. Environmentalists and Western Democrats criticized the plan Tuesday as shortsighted and risky.

Greenpeace To Pay Fine for Damaging Philippine Reef
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Greenpeace said on Tuesday it will pay nearly $7,000 in damages after the environmental group's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior II, hit a coral reef at a world heritage site in the southern Philippines.

Senators Tell National Park Service To Back Off New Management Guidelines
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Republican senators joined Democrats in telling the National Park Service on Tuesday to back off proposed new guidelines that could allow Segway scooters and more cell phones, noise and air pollution in the national parks.

Animal Extremists Face Travelling Ban
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - The Business, London

The UK is considering the use of restraining orders to stop the animal rights extremists who have been creating havoc for the pharmaceutical industry from travelling abroad.

Two Public Relations Campaigns Pit Wal-Mart against Critics
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pat McCaughtry has felt the temptation to buy tires at Sam's Club for a much cheaper price than at her local tire shop, but she consistently has resisted the urge. That's particularly the case these days, now that she has signed up to host a mid-November screening of a new documentary critical of the warehouse club's owner, Wal-Mart.

Environmental Heroes from Around the World Honored
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Six pioneering environmental initiatives and individuals, including a program to protect endangered parrots in Mexico, the first biologist to study seahorses under water and an organization that brings solar energy to rural areas of Africa, are the newest recipients of the annual Chevron Conservation Awards.

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