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US Military Taps Bugs and Weeds in War on Terror
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Caroline Drees, Reuters

Don't squash that bug! Cockroaches, beetles, spiders and worms may be the U.S. government's next line of defense in the war on terror.

Global Warming Fight To Get Harder from 2012, Says U.N.
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Fighting global warming will get tougher once the Kyoto protocol ends in 2012 and the world must try to get Washington involved in the long term, the head of the U.N. Environment Programme said on Wednesday.

Aborigines Hope Camel Exports Will End Poverty
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Kylie Stott, Reuters

A group of Aborigines shelter from the blazing outback sun beneath a large desert oak, sipping strong bush tea and hungrily eyeing the camel meat burgers sizzling on the camp grill.

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.

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