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EU Presses U.S. on Gas Emissions, Global Warming
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Marcin Grajewski, Reuters

The European Union ramped up pressure on the United States on Tuesday to do more to control greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change, saying U.S. reliance on new technology was not working.

Sustainable Gulf Reconstruction
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Tensie Whelan, Rainforest Alliance

By Tensie Whelan As some hurricane victims return home while others still languish in trailer parks and temporary hotels, the debate over rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast communities has been joined, though without much of a blueprint. There has been no near-total reconstruction of a major US city like New Orleans since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, or the great Chicago fire of 1871, and times have changed radically since then. We now confront twin imperatives to do the unprecedented: to tackle the largest urban reconstruction project in American history quickly, and to do it sustainably.

All-Natural Gobble Is Sound of Success
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Celeste Smith, Charlotte Observer

Call it a new generation of turkey. The all-natural birds at Alison's Family Farms get a vegetable diet, more room to roam, and aren't given antibiotics or drugs to help them grow.

Maine Woodchipping Business Picks Up Where Loggers Leave Off
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Larry Girard, Morning Sentinel

In the face of sharply escalating energy costs, the Maine forest is loaded with wood that has been cut, and left to rot into the soil.

Researchers to Study Horse Manure, Weeds
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers here are looking to horse manure to study the spread of invasive weeds. Dominican University has received a $100,000 National Park Service grant to study how to slow the spread of nonnative plants and weeds in state parks, school officials said.

Throw Another Skippy or Wallagang on the Barbie?
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

How do you like your kangaroo -- medium rare? Doesn't sound too appealing, does it? So in a bid to make Australia's national icon more palatable, Food Companion International magazine and the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia are running a competition to find a more palatable culinary name for the meat of the hopping marsupials.

Forests Flushed Down the Toilet
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - WWF International

The major tissue manufacturers are not offering enough recycled toilet paper, towels and napkins to European consumers and must be more responsible when sourcing their wood, according to a new WWF report.

Researchers Find Usinc Acid Caused Elk Deaths
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wyoming wildlife biologists and federal researchers have identified the chemical responsible for the death of hundreds of elk in southern Wyoming last year.

Engineers Explore New Project To Save Venice from Sinking
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press

A group of engineers and geology experts said Monday they are considering injecting seawater under Venice to raise the waterlogged Italian city by one foot to rescue it from the tides and floods that bedevil it.

UK's Blair Should Expand Nuclear Power, Adviser Says
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Katherine Baldwin, Reuters

Britain's Tony Blair should give the go-ahead for an expansion of nuclear power generation to help stem climate change, the prime minister's chief scientific adviser said on Sunday.

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