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Groups Oppose Ethanol Proposal
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As Wisconsin legislators sift through the science behind ethanol and its proposed use in automobile fuel statewide, some high-profile environmental groups are denouncing the "green" alternative, saying it causes more harm than good.

Fuel Cells to Supply Electricity at Sheraton
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon McMahon, The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina announced yesterday that fuel cells will supply two-thirds of the hotel's electricity by the end of the year.

Kenya Seizes Smuggled Baby Chimps Crammed into Cage
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Wangui Kanina, Reuters

Kenya made its biggest seizure of primates in the battle to stop trade in endangered wildlife with the discovery of six baby chimpanzees crammed into a crate at an airport, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Tuesday.

Tired of Lions? Try a Frogging Safari
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

They are voracious predators that make scores of kills each night, many are brilliantly colored and few creatures can match them for raw agility and prowess.

Canada Plans to Buy Kyoto Green Credits Abroad
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Randall Palmer, Reuters

After insisting it would not buy "hot air" from Russia and other countries, the Canadian government said Tuesday it would have go abroad to buy green credits in order to meet its emissions targets under the Kyoto accord.

Ranchers Blame Government for Prairie Dog Damage
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Chet Brokaw, Associated Press

Jerry Heinrichs says that because of the long-running drought across the West, his cattle had to compete with prairie dogs for the grass. And the prairie dogs won.

An Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Amanda Griscom Little, Grist Magazine

If the leaders of the U.S. environmental movement need a shot of adrenaline, they would do well to sit down with Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Today in Grist, Wangari Maathai chats about her work, her prize, and her plans for the future -- in Main Dish.

Thousands Gather for Funeral of American Nun as Battle over Amazon Intensifies
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

An elderly American nun killed in the struggle to protect the Amazon rain forest from loggers and ranchers was buried in her adopted homeland after a funeral attended by thousands who remembered her courage and dedication.

Dangers of Mercury Pollution Overstated, House Republicans Say in Report
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Dangers of toxic mercury pollution in the environment have been overstated, the House Resources Committee says in a report issued in anticipation of new regulatory proposals from the Bush administration.

Feted and Hated, Kyoto Enters into Force
February 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A world plan to fight global warming goes into force on Wednesday, feted by its backers as a lifeline for the planet but rejected as an economic straitjacket by the United States and Australia.

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