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Ethanol Plant Would Run on Methane Produced from Cattle Manure
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Clayton, Omaha World-Herald

A proposed ethanol plant near Mead, Neb., would use manure from a cattle feedlot to generate the energy needed to make the corn-based fuel.

Less than 30 Chinese Tigers Left in Wild, According to Xinhua News Agency
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

South China tigers, among the rarest of the five remaining tiger subspecies, are on the verge of extinction in the wild with less than 30 remaining, Xinhua news agency said on Friday, citing a recent survey.

NASA to Donate Satellite Data to Aid Endangered Species
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press

While NASA is best known for putting a man on the moon, the U.S. space agency will now help keep plant and animal species on Earth.

Vietnam, Laos Agree to Cross-Border Wildlife Protection
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Vietnam and Laos signed an agreement Friday to promote wildlife protection along their border, especially in vital areas where endangered species are in peril.

Sierra National Forest Plan Approved with Minor Changes
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

The U.S. Forest Service approved a sweeping plan Thursday to manage 11.5 million acres of national forest land across the Sierra Nevada, renewing debate on how best to prevent wildfires like those that devastated Southern California a year ago.

Feds Propose $2 Billion Plan to Protect Seasonal Pools
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

They are puny, peculiar and strictly part-time -- the plants and animals that populate shallow ponds across California and southern Oregon, coming to life each winter and disappearing in summer. But with development drying up these vernal pools, they're also endangered.

Scientists in 17 Nations to Study Fish
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press

Scientists in 17 countries will scout waterways to locate and study the world's largest freshwater fish species, many of which are declining in numbers, hoping to learn how to better protect them, researchers announced Thursday.

EPA Encouraging Use of Seven Chemicals to Replace More Dangerous Ones
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency is lowering regulatory barriers to encourage broader commercial use of seven chemicals that previously were considered toxic, smog-forming or hazardous.

Scientists See Hope amid Coral Doom and Gloom
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Cropley, Reuters

Even though nearly two thirds of coral reefs are now officially endangered, some are bouncing back despite warmer oceans and pollution, giving hope the marine marvels are not completely doomed, scientists said on Friday.

Report on Hydrogen-Fuel Pollution Takes Aim at California Governor's Plans
November 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Harrison Sheppard, Daily News, Los Angeles

A report issued Thursday by a Libertarian think tank seeks to debunk Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plans for a "hydrogen highway," by claiming hydrogen-fueled vehicles will make little difference in reducing harmful emissions.

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