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UN Talks Adopt Kyoto Rules on Global Warming
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Countries meeting at U.N. environmental conference adopted Wednesday the rules for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, but Saudi Arabia held up a key section on policing the accord.

Researchers Convert Chicken Fat to Fuel
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fuel is the thing with feathers. Hoping to find an efficient way to help power automobiles and trucks, researchers at the University of Arkansas say they have developed a way to convert chicken fat to a biodiesel fuel.

FAA Official Says U.S. Airlines Should Be Excluded from EU Emissions Trading Program
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Washington has "serious and fundamental questions" about the EU's plans to include U.S. airlines in an environmental program to trade pollution quotas, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration official Sharon Pinkerton said.

Scientists Say Too Many Fish are Snared in the Wrong Nets
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Commercial fisheries in the U.S. kill a pound of fish for every four pounds intentionally caught, jeopardizing efforts to restore some struggling stocks, scientists said Wednesday.

Commercial Fishermen Forming National Organization To Push Their Causes
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Long splintered into small groups, commercial fishermen are putting together a national organization to promote their image and press their interests before Congress.

Industry in Lather on Plan To Ban Phosphates
December 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Amy Cannata, The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington area officials and environmentalists faced off Tuesday with detergent and fertilizer industry representatives in the brewing battle over whether banning phosphates from dishwasher detergents and lawn fertilizers is a necessary step to clean up the Spokane River.

Study Finds Midwest Warming May Harm Ducks
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The gradual warming of the Upper Midwest could cut the duck population in half as early as 2050, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience.

Greek Capital's Landfill To Close Down over the Weekend
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The operators of the Greek capital's only landfill said Tuesday they would close down the site indefinitely over the weekend because it has far exceeded capacity and is unsafe.

Fish Removal Aiding Native Species
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Efforts to remove non-native fish from parts of the Colorado River appear to be working, with rising numbers of native fish being reported by fish-removal crews.

Blair Expected To Favor Nuclear in Energy Review
November 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Peacock, Reuters

Prime Minister Tony Blair will launch a review on Tuesday of Britain's energy needs and stoke speculation that he favours nuclear power by warning that renewable sources cannot fully meet the country's needs.

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