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  1. -11-17-04 Study: Endangered Species List Growing at Alarming Rate (MSNBC News)
      "Current extinction rates are at least 100 to 1,000 times higher than natural rates found in the fossil record, the report stated. The data were released as 3,500 delegates gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, for a World Conservation Union conference focused on halting what's deemed an extinction crisis."

      "The report concluded that humans are the main reason for most species' declines." 11-04

  2. -12-10-04 Energy Chief Named (
      "Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Samuel W. Bodman, former chairman of chemical-maker Cabot Corp., was nominated by President George W. Bush to be energy secretary."

      "Bodman, 66, would replace Spencer Abraham, who announced he was resigning Nov. 15, and take over the task of passing energy legislation. The president's energy bill, designed to promote domestic oil and gas drilling, stalled in the Senate this year." 12-04


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