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Booming China Awash in 'Out of Control' Acid Rain
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's explosive economic growth is outpacing environmental protection efforts, leaving the country awash in "out of control" acid rain, the China Daily said Tuesday.

WWF Wants Power Companies to Make More Efforts on Renewable Energy
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Allecia Vermillion, Associated Press

The World Wildlife Fund conservation group accused power companies on Tuesday of insufficient efforts to produce clean, renewable energy.

Blair Urges Dialogue with U.S. on Climate Change
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday urged a new international dialogue with the United States on climate change, weeks before Britain takes over the presidency of the G8 group of industrialised nations.

At Least 55 Whales Die in New Zealand Mass Stranding, Officials Say
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rescuers were working feverishly Tuesday to float two whales stranded for two days on a North Island beach, where 55 pilot whales carcasses litter the sand, conservation officials said.

Coral Thrives on Sunken WWII Ships in Gulf
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of Alabama scientist and other researchers have found coral growing at extreme depths in the Gulf of Mexico -- on several ships sunk during World War II by Nazi submarines.

Builders Turn More Towards Environmentally-Friendly Products as Costs Fall
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Will Shanley, The Denver Post

Construction companies, Bob Vila-types and architecture firms for years shied away from environmentally friendly products, citing high costs as a deterrent.

Oil-Eating Bacteria May Prove to be a Solution to U.S. Energy Needs
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Wilmoth, The Daily Oklahoman

Hungry bacteria soon could breathe new life into some of Oklahoma's oldest oil fields if University of Oklahoma researcher Joseph Suflita's work proves successful.

Florida Utility to Offer Solar-Power Option for Extra Fee
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Florida Power & Light plans to build a small solar energy facility in South Florida next year as part of a program that encourages electricity customers to pay an extra fee to support clean power.

Ohio Firm Hopes to Produce Electricity from Landfills
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary-Beth McLaughlin, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio

A hangar at the Huron County Airport will soon be home to an Ohio company that hopes to turn landfill gas into electricity all over the country.

Washington State Panel Seek Solution to Electronic Waste Disposal Issue
November 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Tons of potentially hazardous waste is piling up in household storage areas, closets, spare rooms and garages throughout the state.

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