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Storm Takes a Heavy Toll on Oyster Farmers
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Megan Tench, Boston Globe

The bizarre snowstorm that blasted across the Cape late last week, downing trees, sparking power outages, and snarling traffic, also took a heavy toll on the local oyster industry.

Solar-Power Push Heats Up
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Perez, Orlando Sentinel

Today's rising electric utility costs combined with the promise of cheap and reliable power during hurricane season have more and more Floridians looking to the sun for help.

Stop Bashing Us, Upset United States Tells Canada
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United States made an unprecedented foray into Canada's election campaign Tuesday, warning politicians not to bash Washington in their bid to win voter support on Jan. 23.

Suit Challenges Salmon Listings in West
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

A California property rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Endangered Species Act listings for salmon in four Western states.

EU Commission Welcomes Compromise on Energy Consumption Targets
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Commission welcomed the parliamentary approval Tuesday of watered-down plans to reduce energy consumption.

Narwhal's Tusk is a Giant Sensor, Study Finds
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The narwhal's mysterious spiral tusk works as a giant sensor to help it test water qualities and to smooch other narwhals, a U.S. researcher said Tuesday.

U.S., Canadian Officials Sign Great Lakes Water Pact
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

The leaders of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces signed a pact Tuesday blocking exports of water from the Great Lakes.

Deal Restricts Hunting on Canada's Pacific Coast
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentalists have paid C$1.35 million ($1.2 million) to bar foreign sport hunters from a wilderness area on Canada's Pacific Coast, officials said Tuesday.

No Room at Cemetery, so Mayor Proposes a Ban on Death
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Stan Lehman, Associated Press

There's no more room to bury the dead, they can't be cremated, and laws forbid a new cemetery. So the mayor of one Brazilian farm town has proposed a solution: outlaw death.

Environmentalists To Appeal U.S. Border Fence Ruling
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmental activists vowed to appeal a ruling allowing the U.S. to finish building a fence along the border with Mexico despite concerns that it would threaten a wildlife habitat.

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