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World Conservation Union Says Bangkok Talks Boost Nature Protection Efforts
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press

Scientists and officials strengthened efforts to forestall the extinction of thousands of species and protect the world's habitats in talks in Bangkok, but governments need to work harder to promote conservation, an international environment agency said Thursday.

Automakers May Feel Pressure by CalPERS to Improve Emissions
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Alexa H. Bluth, The Sacramento Bee

California State Controller Steve Westly and CalPERS board member Sean Harrigan want the state's pension fund to lean on automakers to comply with ground-breaking new standards adopted by the state Air Resources Board to help curb global warming.

Ontario Plans Renewable Energy for 100,000 Homes
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Ontario plans 10 new energy projects that could supply power to 100,000 homes from renewable sources like wind, hydro and landfill biogas, the provincial government said Wednesday.

Maryland Governor's List of Surplus Property Alarms Environmentalists, Legislators
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Gretchen Parker, Associated Press

Gov. Robert Ehrlich wants to sell off land, buildings and other surplus state property in a plan that has alarmed environmentalists and led to a feud with Maryland's biggest and most influential newspaper, The (Baltimore) Sun.

Flame Retardant PBDE Found in Lake Michigan, Adding to Concerns
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Concentrations of a flame retardant banned by many European countries have been found in Lake Michigan and are increasing, adding to concerns over previous findings that the chemicals were showing up in supermarket foods and women's breast milk.

Land Adjacent to California's Yosemite Park Bought by Conservation Group
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News

A picturesque landscape of sugar pine, incense cedar and white fir trees adjacent to Yosemite National Park's western boundary near El Portal will be protected from development under a deal announced Monday.

Groups Join, Seek Action on Global Warming
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Glenn Adams, Associated Press

More than a dozen conservation and public health advocacy groups joined on Tuesday to throw their collective support behind further legislative action to prevent global warming.

Montenegro's Parliament Mulls Government Plans to Flood Europe's Deepest Canyon
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Predrag Milic, Associated Press

Montenegro's parliament opened a debate Tuesday on a contentious government plan to build a huge dam that would flood the Tara Canyon, a popular tourist destination that is part of a UNESCO world heritage site.

Species-Threatening Snails Found in Colorado
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tough and tiny snails that threaten to crowd out native species by hogging all the food have shown up in a Colorado creek for the first time, state wildlife biologists said Tuesday.

Good News Shows We Can Change
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

Sometimes, just when you start feeling that everything is hopeless, something will happen to reaffirm your faith in humanity and our ability to get out of tight spots. Last week was just one of those times.

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