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Business Groups Back Expanded U.S. Gulf Oil Drilling
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Peltier, Reuters

Citing rising fuel costs and a widening energy gap, a coalition of business leaders Monday backed a proposal to expand oil and gas exploration in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. SeaWorld Claims Dolphin Breeding Breakthrough
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

SeaWorld San Diego said Friday it succeeded in selecting the gender of a baby dolphin.

Endangered Rabbits Returned to Wild
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

Seven one-pound riparian brush rabbits were released Friday as part of a five year, $2.6 million effort to restore one of California's most endangered mammals.

Hong Kong Hoards Herbs in Case of Flu
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Willow Duttge, Associated Press

In the event of a deadly super-flu outbreak, herbalist Wong Chi-sun is putting his trust not in Tamiflu, but in what looks like a plastic zip-lock bag full of some really bad weed.

Myanmar, Thailand Sign Agreement To Build Controversial Hydropower Dam
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Myanmar has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand to build a hydropower plant on Southeast Asia's longest free-flowing river.

Earth's Magnetic Pole Drifting Quickly
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Earth's north magnetic pole is drifting away from North America and toward Siberia at such a clip that Alaska might soon lose its spectacular Northern Lights.

Killer Whales Most toxic Mammal in Arctic, WWF Says
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Killer whales are the most toxic mammals in the Arctic, riddled with household chemicals from around the world, the environmental pressure group WWF said on Monday.

Environmentalists Using 'Syriana' in Calls for Oil Conservation
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

After years of trying to wean Americans off oil with warnings about arctic drilling and air pollution, some environmentalists are using the movie "Syriana" to help make their points.

EU Parliament Backs Watered-Down Plans To Reduce Energy Consumption
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Parliament is asking member states to save a minimum of 9 percent of the energy supplied to end-users over nine years.

'Elvis' Woodpecker Draws Searchers to Arkansas
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The ivory-billed woodpecker -- the Elvis of the bird world -- has starred in a video, been widely recorded and graced the cover of a prestigious magazine.

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