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Anglers' Fish May Have Too Much Mercury
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - M.J. Ellington, Decatur Daily

People who catch and eat a lot of their own fish may take in too much mercury, say environmentalists who want stricter mercury level standards for state waterways. People who buy their fish commercially generally do not run the same risk because fish sold through interstate commerce are screened to make sure their mercury levels are acceptable.

Plan To Restore Great Lakes Appears Sunk
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh McDiarmid Jr., Detroit Free Press

Federal officials say they won't pay for the $20-billion plan President George W. Bush sought last year to improve the health of the Great Lakes by restoring coastal wetlands and keeping out sewage and invaders like zebra mussels.

Mexican Divers Try To Fix Storm-Wracked Coral Reef
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters

Mexican scuba divers are struggling in surging seas to repair one of the world's biggest coral reefs after it was badly damaged by Hurricane Wilma last month. Buffeted by strong currents, it takes three divers to hold broken chunks of coral in place and tie them down with plastic straps that are tricky to fasten even above the surface.

Energy Company Uses Waste Fuel, Old Engine
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, Detroit Free Press

A small energy company in Ann Arbor has come up with a new way to generate electricity from some very unusual fuels: waste gases from landfills, sewage treatment plants and even auto assembly plants.

Zero-Emission Bus Makes Palm Springs, California Splash
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Joan Osterwalder, The Press-Enterprise

Hailing it as "the wave of the future," SunLine Transit Agency officials Wednesday unveiled their new zero-emission fuel cell bus, one of four in the United States.

India Unlikely To Agree to Kyoto Emission Caps
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Sugita Katyal, Reuters

India is unlikely to agree to any emission caps in the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol because of its expanding energy-hungry economy, but analysts say developed nations will continue to pile pressure on the nation.

German Police Foil Suspected Plan To Disrupt Nuclear Waste Transport
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

German police said Thursday they had foiled a suspected attempt to disrupt the journey of a shipment of nuclear waste to a hotly disputed storage site, where it is expected next week.

Three Months after Katrina, Dutch Rethink Their Own Water Defenses
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

With more than 1,000 years of experience building dikes, the Dutch have flood defenses few can match. But after seeing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, the government is reassessing what a worst-case scenario would mean for a nation where 10 million people live below sea level.

Hawaii Scientists to Study Palmyra Atoll
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Dozens of scientists from Hawaii and the mainland are launching a cooperative research project at Palmyra Atoll to study the remote area's pristine coral ecosystem.

U.S. Lawmakers Seek To Protect Animals from Coolant
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A proposal that would require industry to add an ingredient to automobile antifreeze to make it less tasty to animals cleared a key Senate committee Thursday.

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