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Indonesia to Replant Mangroves in Tsunami Defense
January 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Quinn, Reuters
Indonesia will replant huge swathes of mangrove forest along its vulnerable coastline to help provide a buffer against possible future tsunamis, the forestry minister said.
Environmentalists Win Bid to Regulate Taconite Industry Mercury Emissions
January 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Kuchera, Duluth News-Tribune
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to develop proposed regulations for mercury and asbestos emissions from taconite plants.
Environmentalists, Feds Face off over Wilderness Deal
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Sarche, Associated Press
Environmental groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to throw out a deal that removed environmental protections for millions of acres of potential wilderness areas around the country.
San Francisco Officials Pass Law Mandating Humane Treatment for Backyard Dogs
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Kim Curtis, Associated Press
In this famously dog-friendly city, dog owners are "pet guardians," the local shelter keeps strays in "apartments" -- and, as of Tuesday, man's best friend is entitled to certain perks.
Blue Bins in, Bags out in Chicago Recycling Experiment
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Tribune
An experiment in replacing blue bags with blue bins received unanimous approval from a City Council committee Monday.
Residents Displaced by Chlorine Gas May Be Kept Away Longer
January 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Wilkinson, The State
Thousands of people evacuated last week when a train crash unleashed deadly chlorine gas might not return home Wednesday, as had been hoped.
Rising Seas Threaten Islands, Cities, Coasts
January 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
It sounds insignificant alongside the Indian Ocean tsunami, yet an almost imperceptible annual rise in the world's oceans may pose a huge threat to ports, coasts and islands by 2100.
Small Island Nations Appeal for Help to Deal with Environmental and Economic Woes
January 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Small island nations need help dealing with environmental and economic woes that are threatening their survival, a senior official said Monday.
EBay, Intel Launch Initiative to Recycle Used Electronic Gadgets
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel Konrad, Associated Press
EBay Inc. and Intel Corp. launched a recycling program Thursday to motivate Americans to safely dispose of mounting piles of used computers and other electronic gadgets.
Mangroves Could Have Reduced Tsunami Damage, U.N. Official Says
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Sam Cage, Associated Press
Damage from the Indian Ocean tsunami could have been reduced if more coastal areas had maintained their protective shields of mangrove swamps and coral reefs, a key U.N. official said Friday.