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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.

Bush OKs Ruling That May Endanger Species
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration said Friday it will allow developers to complete construction and other projects even after belated discoveries that the work could endanger protected species.

Alaska Oil Spill Crews Seize on Calmer Weather
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

About 150 people were ready to begin cleaning up an oil spill threatening endangered animals Sunday, four days after a ship broke apart and six people died in a helicopter rescue attempt.

Green-Career Guru Kevin Doyle Chats with Grist
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

If there's one question virtually every Grist InterActivist gets, it's, "How can I get a job like yours?" So readers will be happy to hear that this week's featured enviro is Kevin Doyle, a 20-year veteran of the Environmental Careers Organization.

Maine Environmental Agency Accelerates Zero-Emissions Vehicle Standards
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News, Maine

Ten percent of all the vehicles sold in Maine will likely have to meet strict new emissions standards beginning in 2009, according to the air quality program unanimously adopted by the state Board of Environmental Protection Thursday.

DaimlerChrysler, GM to Tie Up on Hybrid Technology
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

DaimlerChrysler AG and General Motors Corp. said Monday they have agreed in principle to form a partnership for the development of hybrid technology.

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