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Marsh Grass Threatens Plants in S.F. Bay
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

An exotic marsh grass is spreading throughout San Francisco Bay more rapidly than anticipated, threatening native plants and birds and prompting an urgent search for ways to eradicate it.

Americans, Europeans May Never Agree When it Comes to Fuel-Efficient Cars
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Incantalupo, Newsday, Melville, N.Y.

In America, $2-a-gallon gas is still new, and they're lining up for a car called the Toyota Prius that will get an honest 44 miles per gallon.

Boston Mayor to Require 'Green' Public Buildings
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Thomas C. Palmer Jr., The Boston Globe

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will require all new city government buildings to be "green" and will begin to push large private projects to be environmentally friendly as well.

Projected Tab for Wastewater Cleanup Set at $305 Million in Missouri
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Miglena Sternadori, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo.

Sewer services in Missouri are bound to become more expensive: A state analysis predicts private and public wastewater-treatment operators could spend $305 million to comply with new requirements to disinfect effluent.

EPA Faults Boston-Area communities on Charles River Pipes
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - David Abel, The Boston Globe

The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday ordered four municipalities along the Charles River to remove what officials described as illicit pipes discharging raw sewage into the murky river.

Teck Cominco to Appeal U.S. Pollution Ruling
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Cominco Ltd. will appeal a U.S. judge's refusal to dismiss a case over cross-border pollution of a lake on the Columbia River, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Australian Farm Group Announces Research
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Farmers said Tuesday they are investigating alternatives to slicing flesh from live sheep to prevent them from becoming infested with flies, after animal advocates urged a boycott of Australian wool to protest the "grossly inhumane" practice.

Zoological Society Unveils Research Center at San Diego Wild Animal Park
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrea Moss, North County Times

A new research center at the San Diego Wild Animal Park is giving animal conservation researchers a chance to spread their wings -- or at least their elbows and imaginations.

Feds Reject Considering White-Tailed Prairie Dog for Protection
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a request Tuesday to consider federal protection for the white-tailed prairie dog, prompting the threat of a lawsuit by environmental groups.

Interior Secretary Eyes Potential for Sage Grouse to Disrupt Development
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Despite millions in federal spending for private landowners to set aside acreage for a rare grouse species, Interior Secretary Gale Norton sees "very significant potential" for the bird to disrupt plans to tap natural gas and oil in the West.

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