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At Least 55 Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding, Officials Say
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rescuers were working feverishly Tuesday to float two whales stranded for two days on a North Island beach, where 55 pilot whales carcasses litter the sand, conservation officials said.

Coral Thrives on Sunken WWII Ships in Gulf
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of Alabama scientist and other researchers have found coral growing at extreme depths in the Gulf of Mexico -- on several ships sunk during World War II by Nazi submarines.

Builders Turn More Towards Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Will Shanley, The Denver Post

Construction companies, Bob Vila-types and architecture firms for years shied away from environmentally friendly products, citing high costs as a deterrent.

Oil-Eating Bacteria May Prove to be a Solution to U.S. Energy Needs
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Wilmoth, The Daily Oklahoman

Hungry bacteria soon could breathe new life into some of Oklahoma's oldest oil fields if University of Oklahoma researcher Joseph Suflita's work proves successful.

Florida Utility to Offer Solar-Power Option for Extra Fee
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Florida Power & Light plans to build a small solar energy facility in South Florida next year as part of a program that encourages electricity customers to pay an extra fee to support clean power.

Ohio Firm Hopes to Produce Electricity from Landfills
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary-Beth McLaughlin, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio

A hangar at the Huron County Airport will soon be home to an Ohio company that hopes to turn landfill gas into electricity all over the country.

Washington State Panel Seek Solution to Electronic Waste Disposal Issue
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Tons of potentially hazardous waste is piling up in household storage areas, closets, spare rooms and garages throughout the state.

Pennsylvania-Based Armstrong World Industries Reaches Recycling Milestone
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Lancaster New Era, Pa.

The ceiling-tile recycling program of Armstrong World Industries now has reclaimed 20 million square feet of old tiles, the company said Monday.

Water Report: New Yuck!
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Frank Lombardi, Daily News, New York

While New York harbor and the big rivers are getting cleaner, many smaller local waterways are being used as virtual dumping grounds, a City Council report charged yesterday.

Green Gifts, on 'Beyond Organic'
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Betsy Taylor, President of the Center for a New American Dream, says it best: "We all know the bad news. But what do each of us know about how personal consumer choices can contribute to the problem -- or the solution?

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