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Kenya Wants Most-Protected Status for Lions
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - C. Bryson Hull, Reuters

The Kenya Wildlife Service is pushing a plan to give the African lion maximum protection under a U.N. body that governs trade in endangered or threatened plants and animals.

Cheetahs Flourish on Spanish Plain
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison, Reuters

Stalking teddy bears and towels before retiring to harass the family dog, 12-week-old cheetah cub Bunjee was blissfully unconcerned by the cameras trailing him around the Heidenreichs' house.

Mexican State Recruits Cats to Fight Rats
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press

Rats of Atascaderos note: The tough city cats of Chihauhua are coming — and they are hungry. Chihuahua state officials say they hope to collect an army of 700 felines for a frontal attack on Atascaderos, an isolated farm village in the rugged Tarahumara mountains, a region where officials estimate the rat population at half a million.

One or Two Quakes per Minute in Washington
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press

Small earthquakes rattled Mount St. Helens at the rate of one or two a minute Monday, and seismologists were working to determine the significance of some of the most intense seismic activity in nearly 20 years.

EnviroMedia Issues National Small Business Conservation Challenge: $5K Prize
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - ENN

In response to President Bush's call on Americans to reduce gasoline consumption, Tuerff-Davis EnviroMedia Inc. has issued a national challenge to small business owners to promote fuel conservation to their employees.

Thailand Has Probable Human Bird Flu Transmission
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - Nopporn Wong-Anan, Reuters

Thailand says it had found its first known probable case of a human being infecting another with bird flu, but insisted it was an isolated incident that posed little risk to the greater population.

The Pot of Golden Glow at the End of the Rainbow Diet
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - Grinning Planet

Eating a variety of colors improves health, and here's a little secret about it!

Today's Cartoonlet
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - Hippoworks.com

A touch of environmental humor!



Can This City Be Greened?
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - Robyn Griggs Lawrence, Natural Home & Garden

Can a derelict community be transformed into a sustainable utopia? A visionary development company working in partnership with the City of North Charleston, South Carolina believes it can.

Will Ukraine’s Energy Future Be Cleaner?
November 30, -0001 12:00 AM - Gordon Feller, Urban Age Magazine

After a decade of Ukrainian economic decline, which halved the country’s economic output and raised the poverty rate to almost a third of population, GDP has rebounded by over 30 percent since 2000, and indications are that the poverty rates are beginning to decrease.

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