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More Than 60 Nations to Protect Sharks
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

More than 60 countries agreed Sunday to ban the killing of sharks for their fins in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that conservationists hope will increase protection of threatened species around the world.

Asian CEOs Warned of Threat from Climate Change
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Jason Szep, Reuters

More severe tropical cyclones, heatwaves and a dramatic shift in rainfall patterns could batter Asia by the end of the century as its factories boom, a leading climate expert told Asian chief executives on Friday.

As Ice Thaws, Arctic Peoples at Loss for Words
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

What are the words used by indigenous peoples in the Arctic for "hornet," "robin," "elk," "barn owl" or "salmon?" If you don't know, you're not alone.

San Francisco Mulls Ban of Beloved Zoo Elephants
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

San Francisco officials pondered Thursday whether to stop keeping elephants in the city's zoo as activists pushed for a ban amid concerns about their conditions in captivity.

Religion Can Be Powerful Tool for Protecting Ecology, Environmentalists Say
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Alisa Tang, Associated Press

Religion can be used to mobilize people to protect the environment because spirituality is closely linked to nature, members of a panel on faith-based conservation said last week.

North Dakota Experimental Forest a Surprise Success
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - James McPherson, Associated Press

A small forest that took root as an experiment some 70 years ago remains a largely overlooked oddity in a state known as the least-forested in the nation. But it has helped grow jobs and sprout millions of seedlings far beyond North Dakota.

Umbra on Whether to Buy Your Sparkling Water at Wal-Mart
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine

With the busiest shopping day of the year coming this Friday, Grist thinks it knows what's on your mind: globalization, the race to the bottom, sprawl, and low, low prices! OK, maybe not. But that's what's on Umbra's mind. A reader writes in asking what's wrong with a certain store that begins with "Wal" and ends in "Mart," and Umbra tells it like it is. (Hint: plenty.) Get the skinny on where not to buy your holiday gifts -- today on the Grist Magazine website.

Mitsubishi Companies Raided for Allegedly Concealing Toxic Contamination at Housing Site
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press, TOKYO

Police raided the head offices of three Mitsubishi group companies on Monday on suspicion that they concealed toxic contamination at the site of a housing complex in western Japan to sell new condos.

Now, Lexus Hybrid Due Out in April, Toyota Says
November 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune

The gas/electric Lexus RX400h sport-utility vehicle will go on sale April 15 as a 2006 model, about four months later than planned.

Congress OKs Funding for University of North Dakota Fuel-Cell Research Center
November 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Elisa L. Rineheart, Grand Forks Herald, N.D.

UND is one step closer to housing a $3 million hydrogen fuel cell research center.

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