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Environmentalists Sue over Snowmobile Plan in Yellowstone National Park
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over the National Park Service's plan for allowing snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park for the next three winters.

Expo on Eco-Building Focuses on Turning Portland, Ore., 'Green'
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Randy Gragg, The Oregonian

Portland has long enjoyed a reputation for being "green" -- environmentally conscious. But more than 5,000 of the greenest of the green will judge for themselves at the nation's leading eco-friendly building conference.

Pollution in Southern China Exceeds U.S. Standards, Study Says
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Air pollution levels in China's industrial Pearl River Delta are two to five times higher than U.S. air quality standards, a Hong Kong think tank said on Wednesday.

Biodiesel Offers Potential Environmental, Economic Benefits
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - S. Heather Duncan, The Macon Telegraph

The message at a biodiesel conference held at the Georgia Farm Bureau on Tuesday was simple: Georgia is ripe for creating a successful new fuel industry.

Congo Mine, Source of Atom Bombs, Stays Shut, Says U.N.
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo that provided uranium for the U.S. atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 -- the first nuclear weapons used in warfare -- is too dangerous to reopen, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Organic Farmer Wins Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine

An organic farmer and volunteer youth educator has been named a winner of the prestigious Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture.

Satellite Tracking Finds Albatrosses' Deadly Zones
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Satellite tracking data have pinpointed parts of the world where longline fishing trawlers and albatrosses cross paths, often with fatal results for the majestic sea birds, a report released on Wednesday said.

Brazil Creates Two New Forest Reserves
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva placed a large swath of rainforest under government protection Tuesday, creating two new environmental reserves in the Amazon.

Bush Looking Anew for Alaska Oil Drilling
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Republican gains in the Senate could give President Bush his best chance yet to achieve his No. 1 energy priority -- opening an oil-rich but environmentally sensitive Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling.

New Report Refuels Debate on Wind Farm
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe

As the federal government begins a 60-day public comment period before it can make a final decision on the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound, the project's chief opponent says the government should allow more time for public response to a crucial 4,000-page report that appears to pave the way for the wind farm's approval.

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