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Fuel-Cell Maker Knows It Will Lose Money with Product at First
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Kevin Harlin, Times Union

With each fuel cell Mechanical Technology Inc. sells this year, it will lose money. That doesn't sound like the recipe for a successful business.

Djibouti Refuge Shelters Endangered Cheetahs
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Harris, Reuters

Working with cheetahs, the world's fastest land animal and now an endangered species, is a bit different from treating cats and dogs, but Bertrand Lafrance felt he had little choice.

Hydrogen Pump Station Using Air Products Equipment Opens in Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Kurt Blumenau, The Morning Call

A showcase hydrogen fueling station using technology from the Lehigh Valley opened Wednesday in Washington, D.C., in a bid to convince Capitol decision-makers that hydrogen is America's most promising future fuel.

Climate Change Already Affecting the Global Environment, Two Reports Say
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press

Global warming has had little noticeable impact in Washington, D.C. Politicians in the nation's capital have been reluctant to set limits on the carbon dioxide pollution that is expected to warm the planet by 4 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit during the next century, citing uncertainty about the severity of the threat.

Mexico to Preserve Thousands of Acres of Rain Forest in Historic Land Expropriation
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Lisa J. Adams, Associated Press

Mexico and a U.S. environmental group agreed on a plan to protect 370,000 acres of tropical forest on the Yucatan Peninsula in what officials said Friday was the largest conservation project in the country's history.

EarthTalk: What is the Environmental Impact of an Oil Spill into the Sea?
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States uses approximately 250 billion gallons of petroleum products every year. With so much demand, it is not surprising that spills do occur during various stages of production, transportation and distribution. A spill's specific environmental impact depends upon the type and amount of oil, and the local conditions.

Water Striders Walk On Air, Nature's Nose Job, and Roman Beauty Secrets
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Kathleen M. Wong, California Academy of Sciences

In the year 1776, Captain James Cook left Plymouth, England, on his third and final voyage of discovery. His primary objective: to find the fabled Northwest Passage, a oceangoing route across the top of the world.

Executive Shows Great Energy in Attempt to Sell Wind-Farm Project
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Stephanie Ebbert, The Boston Globe

Back when Jim Gordon was a Boston University broadcast and filmmaking student begging for a job in television, a cable executive asked him whether he could sell.

States Hit by Hurricane See Oyster Losses
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Garry Mitchell, Associated Press

Oyster reefs in Alabama suffered severe damage from Hurricane Ivan's wave surge, which flushed out an estimated 80 percent of the $4 million crop, disrupting the livelihood of some 200 oystermen who work the reefs in winter.

China to See More Energy Shortages, Report Says
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

Shortages of coal and electricity are expected this winter in China, state media reported Monday.

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