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Denver-based Luca Seeks to Capture Natural Gas from Wyoming Coal Deposits
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Gas-producing bacteria munching on Wyoming coal may be a key solution to the nation's energy future, a Denver company claimed Tuesday.

Wiscasset, Maine, Project Seeks to Produce Fuel Cells for Electricity
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Tux Turkel, Portland Press Herald, Maine

The Chewonki Foundation has started construction on a $240,000 demonstration project designed to use renewable energy to generate hydrogen and power fuel cells for electricity production.

Solar Homes Win City Council Approval in Gilroy, Calif.
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Serdar Tumgoren, The Dispatch, Gilroy, Calif.

A project to construct Gilroy's first solar-powered homes received final approval from city council Monday night.

Rogue Valley of Oregon tops Organic Food Manufacturer's Expansion Wish List
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Greg Stiles, Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore.

It appears the Rogue Valley has won the tug-of-war for the expansion of Amy's Kitchen, a rapidly growing Santa Rosa, Calif., organic food manufacturer with $200 million in sales.

Unsustainable Fishing Can Kill Land Mammals
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

In spite of recent scares about BSE and avian flu, those of us living in developed countries have it pretty easy when it comes to meat. Most of us never have to think about where it comes from or how it gets into those sparkling clean shrink-wrapped packages in the store coolers.

Scientists Tie High Ozone Levels to Early Death
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle

After reviewing more than a decade of air quality reports and medical records, a team of scientists says it has linked ozone to premature death.

Timber Industry Expects No Change in Northern Spotted Owl Status on Endangered List
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

The timber industry group that sued to have the threatened species status of the northern spotted owl reviewed does not expect the bird to be dropped from federal protection, but hopes new information will allow more logging in national forests.

North Carolina Attorney General Plans Lawsuit over TVA Power Plant Pollution
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Martha Waggoner, Associated Press

North Carolina's attorney general said Monday he will take the Tennessee Valley Authority to court unless it reduces pollutants that waft into the state from the public utility's coal-fired power plants.

Democrats, Greens Aim to Overturn Bush Forest Plan
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Christopher Doering, Reuters

Democrats and environmental groups Monday expressed hope that changes in the Bush administration Cabinet could moderate a White House plan to open some 60 million acres of federal forests to logging.

Nature Conservation Body to Launch International Talks in Thailand
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press

An environmental group will release a new list of endangered species this week at the largest-ever nature conservation meeting in Asia, organizers said Tuesday.

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