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Arctic Council Report Warns of Dire Consequences of Global Warming
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Kilian and Naftali Bendavid, Chicago Tribune

The Arctic Council, a group of eight countries with Arctic territory, including the United States, is expected to issue recommendations on global warming Wednesday that will put the spotlight on a critical area where the United States is at odds with many of its allies.

Ducks Continue to Thrive in Long Island
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Gormley, Associated Press

Before the shopping malls, before Levittown and Jones Beach, before the traffic jams on the Long Island Expressway, there were the ducks.

Clean Diesel Fuel Will Be Available, but Costly, in Alaska
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce

Flint Hills Resources is gearing up for a $170 million modification project at its refinery at North Pole, near Fairbanks, that will produce ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel fuel.

Southern China's Guangdong Orders Closure of Hydropower Plants to Save Water
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than 100 hydroelectric plants in southern China have been ordered shut to preserve water for farming amid an extended severe drought.

New York City Council Bill Targets Illegal Trading in Endangered Species
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Frank Lombardi, Daily News

The New York City Council is set to put a big bite on buyers and sellers of outlawed products containing endangered species.

US Delays Plan to Seek Permit for Nuclear Waste Site
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

The Bush administration on Monday delayed its plan to file an application to build a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert, citing an unresolved court case and budget questions.

Portland, Maine, Laundry Uses Solar Energy; Other Firms Go Green, Too
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Felix Doligosa Jr., Portland Press Herald

The temperature dipped into the 30s and gray clouds swarmed high in the sky one recent afternoon, but the few hours of sunlight that peeked through were sufficient to generate enough hot water for a busy night at the Washboard Laundry.

Nearly a Quarter Million Species Found So Far in World's Oceans
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Marine scientists say they have discovered 178 new species of fish and hundreds more new species of plants and other animals in the past year, raising the number of life-forms found in the world's oceans to about 230,000.

Nevada Firm Says it Can Make Automotive Tires Made with Polymers, Not Rubber
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - John Russell, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio

You can pour a beer. You can pour a concrete driveway. You can even pour a cheese-and-broccoli quiche.

Environmentalists Urge Closing of Dolphin Park in Antigua
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Environmentalists urged Antigua's government Saturday to close a dolphin park, saying contamination could be harming nine dolphins and surrounding businesses.

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