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Democrats, Greens Aim to Overturn Bush Forest Plan
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Christopher Doering, Reuters

Democrats and environmental groups Monday expressed hope that changes in the Bush administration Cabinet could moderate a White House plan to open some 60 million acres of federal forests to logging.

Nature Conservation Body to Launch International Talks in Thailand
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press

An environmental group will release a new list of endangered species this week at the largest-ever nature conservation meeting in Asia, organizers said Tuesday.

Julie Sze, Enviro-Justice Advocate and Professor, Answers Grist's Questions
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

Julie Sze, professor in American Studies at U.C.-Davis, is a born-and-bred New Yorker, despite her current residence in Sacramento -- she's at work on a book about the history of the environmental-justice movement in New York City.

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.

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