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Longline Fishing Rules Limit Bird Deaths
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

New rules for longline fishing in the islands are saving the lives of sea birds who attempt to steal bait from hooks meant for swordfish, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council said Thursday.

Kerry Says Science Under Attack by Right-Wing Ideologues
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Glen Johnson, Associated Press

Democratic Sen. John Kerry said Friday that science is under attack by right-wing ideologues and the Bush administration, citing their "rigid refusal to listen to what the Earth is trying to tell us."

Global Warming Could Help Salmon in Norway, Report Says
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Global warming may benefit salmon in Norwegian rivers by causing more rainfall that dilutes industrial acids blown from other parts of Europe, scientists said on Friday.

Mexico Coral Reef Set Back 100 Years by Wilma
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A fragile coral reef off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula could take more than a century to recover from a thrashing by Hurricane Wilma last month, the government said Friday.

Democratic Senator Says He Will Block EPA Nominees over Lead Paint Questions
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Sen. Barack Obama said Friday he will block all of President Bush's nominees to key positions in the Environmental Protection Agency until it issues long-overdue regulations limiting people's exposure to lead paint from house remodeling.

New Turbine Design May Boost Wind Energy
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Recent howling winds have been like sweet music to one local company, which says its new vertical wind turbine is substantially more efficient than traditional propeller designs.

China's Biggest Desalination Plant Opens Amid Efforts To Ease Water Shortage
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China's biggest seawater desalination plant has begun operation at a power station on its southeastern coast amid efforts to ease nationwide water shortages, a news report said Saturday.

Touch of Green Added to Building Materials
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Sharon Stangenes, Chicago Tribune

The EcoTimber, Marmoleum and Neil Kelly brands displayed at Greenmaker building-supply company in Chicago may not ring a bell with the general public, but for a growing number of homeowners the brands are a welcome alternative.

Arkansas Seeks to Sue Oklahoma over Rules about Rivers Tainted by Poultry Waste
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - James Jefferson, Associated Press

Arkansas asked the Supreme Court on Thursday for permission to sue Oklahoma, saying its neighbor is improperly trying to impose water standards across state lines.

Prince Charles Donates To Help Rebuild Mississippi
November 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles, whose passion for architecture won him a $25,000 prize Thursday, said he planned to donate the money to help rebuild communities in hurricane-ravaged Mississippi.

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