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Consultant Withdraws Petition To List Eastern Oysters as Endangered
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Janet McConnaughey, Reuters

The federal government is no longer considering whether it should declare Eastern oysters endangered, which would have affected people who make their living off the shellfish, but it still plans to finish a study on the species' health.

U.N., Donors Pledge Greater Cooperation To Restore Iraq's Marshlands
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Dale Gavlak, Associated Press

The United Nations and donor countries agreed to boost efforts to recover Iraq's fabled marshlands from devastation, a spokesman for the U.N. Environment Program said Wednesday.

Oil Company Executives Defend Profits in Appearance before Congress
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The chiefs of five major oil companies defended the industry's huge profits Wednesday at a Senate hearing where they were exhorted to explain prices and assure customers they're not being gouged.

Genetic Change Makes Mice Thinner
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

In a discovery with implications for fighting obesity in humans, Canadian scientists have discovered a molecular switch in specially bred laboratory mice that makes the animals skinnier than their normal brethren.

Water Vapor May Be Biggest Contributor to Higher Global Temperatures, Researcher Says
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Bradley S. Klapper, Associated Press

An unexpected greenhouse gas -- water vapor -- may be the biggest factor contributing to higher global air temperatures, a Swiss researcher said Wednesday.

New York State To Cut Greenhouse Gases from Cars
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Cars sold or registered in New York state must cut carbon dioxide emissions beginning in 2009, state officials said Wednesday, in Republican Gov. George Pataki's latest break with the Bush Administration over steps to cut greenhouse gases.

Science Panel Says Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Lack Overall Plan for Restoring Wetlands
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Army Corps of Engineers and state of Louisiana lack an overall plan for restoring coastal wetlands, a National Academy of Sciences panel said Wednesday.

Online Resources Can Help Salvage Timber
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

A variety of Web sites are gathering names and contact information in an attempt to link landowners with timber on the ground with people who can help them salvage it.

Gov. Romney Sees Explosive Growth in Clean Energy
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Rebecca Deusser, The Sun

Some officials on Beacon Hill believe that clean energy will be the next thing to boost the state economy. In fact, that industry could become as profitable as biotechnology, Gov. Mitt Romney said during a clean energy conference.

Environmentalists Criticize Route of Planned Siberia-Pacific Pipeline in New Report
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Environmentalists slammed the proposed route for an oil pipeline from Siberia to Russia's Pacific in a report released Tuesday, arguing that it could send 4,000 tons of crude spilling into the world's largest freshwater body in just 20 minutes if ruptured.

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