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Crabbers Remain in Limbo After Alaskan Oil Spill
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Craig Welch, The Seattle Times

With jeans matted with engine grease and boots sliding on the frozen deck, Greg Moyer hauled coils of rope off his boat and tried not to feel defeated.

Norwalk, Conn., Company Hopes to Shed Light on its Solar Illuminating Product
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Bosak, The Hour, Norwalk, Conn.

Tucked into a corner of The Golf Training Center in Norwalk is the humble beginnings of Atlantic Daylighting.

Supreme Court's Decision Changes Rules on Toxic Waste Cleanups
December 14, 2004 12:00 AM - David Ivanovich, Houston Chronicle

In a decision that could slow the cleanup of the nation's most toxic waste, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Cooper Industries could not be forced to help cover the cost of work at contaminated sites at Dallas' Love Field.

Beijing Puts Foot Down in Bid to Beat the Traffic
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

The half million new cars that have hit the road in Beijing over the past two years are causing severe congestion and air pollution, but the local government is convinced it can lick the problem in time for the 2008 Olympics.

Endangered Whooping Cranes Arrive in Florida
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Thirteen endangered whooping cranes landed safely at a west-central Florida wildlife refuge Sunday morning, finishing a 64-day, 1,200-mile journey from Wisconsin to their wintering grounds.

Wildlife Conservation Team Begins Survey of Irrawaddy Dolphins in Myanmar, Report Says
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A wildlife team led by a U.S. expert has begun an annual survey of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Myanmar's main river, a count that last year showed just 50 of the animals still living there, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Impact of Greenhouses Gases Discussed at U.N. Global Warming Summit
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Marya Pertossi, Associated Press

A new report on ecological damage from greenhouse gases dominated the sidelines of a U.N. conference on global warming Saturday as delegates from nearly 200 nations assembled to prepare for the launch next year of the Kyoto Protocol.

President Bush to Make 'Aggressive Push' to Cut Air Pollution, Administration Says
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

President Bush will make air pollution a top priority in Congress early next year, starting with "an aggressive push" to build support for his pollution-cutting plan, senior administration officials said Saturday.

DaimlerChrysler, GM to Team Up on Hybrid Engines
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG, two of the world's biggest automakers, are teaming up to develop hybrid technology, which combines combustion engines and electric motors, for use in their vehicles, DaimlerChrysler said Monday.

Environmental Protection Agency Hasn't Won Improvements It Touted
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Streater, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The federal government has quietly allowed oil refineries nationwide to miss court-mandated deadlines to reduce air emissions, prolonging the exposure of hundreds of thousands of people to dangerous pollutants.

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