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Artic Warming Coincides with Increased Efforts to Exploit its Energy Resources
November 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Richard Orange, The Business, London

Global warming, if the doomsayers are to be believed, will have disastrous effects on the world. But one group of nations would stand to benefit.

Hurricanes Blamed for Fruit Infection
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

This year's hurricanes spread citrus canker to at least 11,000 trees in Charlotte County, one of the largest outbreaks of the fruit-damaging infection to ever affect Florida's citrus industry, state officials said.

Shepherds Despair as Wolves Thrive in Croatia
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Zoran Radosavljevic, Reuters

The state has made them a protected species, but shepherds say Croatia's wolves are living up to their storybook reputation as the bad guys.

Incinerator Turns Garbage into Electricity
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - William Glanz, The Washington Times

Juan Murphy is perched high above a mountain of urban detritus that just keeps growing. His job is to keep carving away so the heaving trash pile doesn't overtake him.

Agencies Warn of Bird Flu Risk from Seemingly Healthy Ducks
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press

Three international agencies urged Asians on Thursday to take special health precautions when raising or handling domestic ducks, which may carry the bird flu virus without showing any symptoms.

NOAA Observes Killer Whales After Valdez
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

It's probably too late to save a small pod of killer whales whose numbers plummeted after the Exxon Valdez tanker spilled nearly 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.

Individual Climate Control Possible in 'Green' Buildings
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

If workers feel a little chilly at their desks in one of the newest skyscrapers under construction in New York City, they'll be able to adjust the temperature with switches tailored to individuals, not entire floors or buildings.

Finding No Fish, Ghanaians Turn to Bushmeat, Report Says
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Overfishing by subsidized European fleets off the coast of West Africa is hurting local fisheries and forcing people to slaughter wildlife to get enough to eat, researchers said Thursday.

Environmental Leaders Predict States, Business Will Force Global Warming Curbs
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Stevenson Swanson, Chicago Tribune

With the re-election of President Bush, state governments and big business will likely be the biggest forces over the next four years to craft new policies and develop innovative technologies aimed at reducing U.S. emissions of the gases scientists say are causing global warming.

Man Stokes Alexandria, Va., Incinerator that Turns Garbage into Electricity
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - William Glanz, The Washington Times

Juan Murphy is perched high above a mountain of urban detritus that just keeps growing. His job is to keep carving away so the heaving trash pile doesn't overtake him.

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