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Energy Inspector General: More Suspect Yucca Mountain E-Mails
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

There is more evidence of questionable work on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, an Energy Department inspector general's report said Wednesday.

Report Says Global Warming May Harm N.J. Coast
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rising seas caused by global warming and other factors will have dire consequences for New Jersey, submerging sections of the state's highly developed coastline by the end of the century, according to a report released Wednesday by Princeton University.

Wildlife Group Takes on S. Africa Predator Breeders
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

An investigation has revealed the captive breeding of large predators in South Africa for "canned hunting" is widespread and poorly regulated, an animal welfare organisation said on Wednesday.

Report Says Smog a Problem in Ohio, Kentucky
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press

A study showing that smog reached unhealthy levels in the Cincinnati and Dayton metropolitan areas 19 days this year demonstrates the continuing problem of air pollution and highlights the need for vehicle emission tests, the American Lung Association said Wednesday.

Hidden Risks of Teflon-Like Chemical Raised by Documents, Says Company Insider
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

DuPont Co. hid studies showing the risks of a Teflon-related chemical used to line candy wrappers, pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags and hundreds of other food containers, according to internal company documents and a former employee.

Ford Unveils Mercury Mariner Hybrid
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph Heaster, Kansas City Star

The Mercury Mariner Hybrid, Ford Motor Co.'s second gas-electric vehicle, received its ceremonial launch at the Claycomo plant Wednesday.

Gates Invests in Ethanol Company
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - E.J. Schultz, Fresno Bee

Billionaire Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates is investing in a Fresno ethanol company. Pacific Ethanol announced Tuesday that Cascade Investment LLC, a privately held company serving as Gates' investment vehicle, has agreed to purchase $84 million of Pacific Ethanol stock.

Yellowstone Grizzlies May Lose Protection under Species Act
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Hunters eventually could be allowed to kill grizzly bears in three states if the government is successful in removing federal protections.

Venezuela Sells Natural Gas Exploration Rights to ENI, Repsol, Petrobras, Teikoku
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Venezuela on Tuesday awarded natural gas exploration rights for two offshore areas to Italian energy company ENI SpA, Spanish-Argentine firm Repsol YPF, Brazil's Petrobras and Japan's Teikoku Oil Co. Ltd.

Feds Agree To List Puget Sound Orcas as Endangered Species
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

In a victory for environmentalists, the federal government listed Puget Sound's killer whales as an endangered species Tuesday, giving the animals the highest protection available under the law.

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