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Business for Corporate Responsibility to 'Green' November Conference
June 29, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) has announced it is once again working to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with its 2005 Annual Conference, being held in Washington, DC, in November.

Scientists Say Cod Off Nova Scotia Declining
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The collapse of cod stocks off Nova Scotia changed the marine ecosystem so dramatically that it may be impossible for cod to recover, according to a study by Canadian scientists that could have ramifications for cod stocks at Georges Bank.

Tokyo's Clean Air Policy Found To Be Paying Off
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun

Regulations governing diesel exhaust emissions have reduced air pollution in Tokyo significantly, according to a Tokyo metropolitan government survey.

International Consortium Chooses France as Site for Nuclear Fusion Reactor
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press

A six-party consortium chose France as the site for an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, a spokeswoman for the European Union said Tuesday, opening the way for development of a potential source of clean, inexhaustible energy.

Radical Environmentalist Fights Extradition to U.S., Says He's Being Targeted by FBI
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press

A radical environmentalist who is one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives told an extradition hearing Monday he was being unfairly targeted by the U.S. government and should be allowed to remain in Canada.

Tsunami Prompts Companies to Play Greater Role in Humanitarian Relief Efforts
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Mike Gray spends most days as Rolls-Royce's regional director selling jet engines to the Indonesian military or compression systems to oil companies across the country's vast archipelago. But since the tsunami, the 54-year-old Briton with a boyish face has assumed a new role: spurring corporate relief efforts.

British University to Conduct Major Survey of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A British university on Tuesday announced plans for what it called the largest international survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises on the European Atlantic continental shelf.

Senate Energy Bill Faces Opposition from Pro-Industry GOP in House
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

For the third time in four years, the Senate is certain to produce an energy bill embraced by Republicans and Democrats. But its chance of becoming law depends on hard bargaining with House GOP leaders more favorable to industry.

Researchers Release Rare Turtles in Georgia
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Greg Bluestein, Associated Press

Wildlife researchers have released four rare bog turtles into the wild, the first group of the federally threatened species to be let loose in Georgia.

Beijing Earmarks $40 Billion to Get in Olympic Shape
June 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Beijing plans to pump nearly $40 billion into a massive infrastructure building spree to make sure the city is ready to host the 2008 Olympics, state media said on Monday. Beijing is home to more than 2 million cars, and counting, and its crippling traffic jams have prompted much hand-wringing about transportation and air pollution during the Games.

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