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Top Researchers Ask Web Users to Join Science Grid
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Eric Auchard, Reuters

IBM and top scientific research organisations are joining forces in a humanitarian effort to tap the unused power of millions of computers and help solve complex social problems.

Conservative Legal Group Challenges Endangered Species Protection
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Brian Melley, Associated Press

A conservative legal group is threatening to sue the federal government over its plans to protect four dozen endangered species ranging from Peninsular bighorn sheep to the tiny robust spineflower.

Chemicals Linger in Environment, Study Says
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The chemicals go down the drain, but in the environment they remain. Researchers have found that a complex brew of everyday compounds -- from products as ubiquitous as shampoo, bug spray and even that morning cup of coffee -- lingers in Minnesota waters even after they're showered off or dumped down the sink.

North Carolina Sues Tennessee Valley Authority Over Power Plant Emissions
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn.

North Carolina's attorney general announced plans Monday to sue the Tennessee Valley Authority to try to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.

Montgomery, N.Y., Recycling Facility Plans Garbage-to-Energy Plant
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Alice Kenny, The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y.

Hoping to cash in on soaring natural gas prices, Taylor Recycling Facility plans to create a first-of-its-kind garbage-to-energy plant that it says would help the environment, create inexpensive gas and give the company a financial windfall.

Environment Officials Use Cask Woes to Aid Utah Nuclear Waste Fight
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah environmental officials have launched a new line of attack on the proposed high-level nuclear waste storage site on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

Talk'n Turkey
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Americans polish off seventy million or so turkeys during the holidays ... virtually all bred and raised in such a way that, if you knew the details, you might switch to Tofurky.

U.S. Pump Project May Be Linked to Quake
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal facility that pumps salty water 14,000 feet into the Earth's crust probably is associated with a magnitude 3.9 earthquake that struck the Utah-Colorado border this month, an official said.

Groups Claim Win over Bureau of Land Management in Utah Oil, Gas Dispute
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Joe Baird, The Salt Lake Tribune

A pair of environmental groups has notched what they call a significant victory over the Bureau of Land Management in an ongoing battle over the sale of oil and gas leases in Utah.

Transition to Bush Act Would Mean More Control of Wyoming Forests
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Cara Eastwood, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

Mounds of early winter snow melt into rivulets of water as the afternoon sun hits Vedauwoo's granite boulders.

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