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Brazil Races Supplies to Towns Stranded by Amazon Drought
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Muello, Associated Press

Military ships and cargo planes loaded with food raced Monday to supply Amazon River communities stranded by drought, while sporadic rains raised hopes that the worst dry spell in decades could be ending.

Alabama's Rivers in Fast Decline
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Linn, Montgomery Advertiser

Jim Graham likes canoeing in Alabama's rivers and streams. Swimming, however, is a different story. The water is too dirty, the Montgomery resident said, and he isn't sure about the "foam" he sees on the top of the water while he paddles down the Locus Fork, a branch of the Black Warrior River near Birmingham.

EU Says It Will Not Weaken Drive for Action on Climate Change
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Britain insisted Monday that the European Union must work with a wide range of countries to combat climate change, but said a flexible approach to win partners would not weaken the bloc's determination to tackle the problem.

On Beyond Organic Radio: Meet the Bioneers
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Ever heard of the “Declaration of Inter- dependence?” How about the age of “Eco-logical Enlightenment?” For biological pioneers or “Bioneers” these are the philosophies they’ve patterned their life and work around.

Cameroon Bids To Win Back Apes from South Africa Zoo
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Tansa Musa, Reuters

Cameroon is launching a bid to negotiate the return of four endangered gorillas whose fate has infuriated wildlife protection groups since the animals were smuggled via Malaysia to a South African zoo.

China Announces Plan To Use Desalination To Combat Water Shortages
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China plans to use desalinated seawater to combat water shortages in coastal areas, producing up to 1 billion liters (250 million gallons) of water per day by 2010, a news report said Tuesday.

Mugabe, Chavez Team Up To Blame United States, Other Rich Nations for World's Woes
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Ariel David, Associated Press

The leaders of Zimbabwe and Venezuela teamed up at a U.N. hunger forum Monday to blame the United States and other wealthy nations for famine, war and pollution, with the African leader calling President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair "unholy men."

Antarctic Ice Melts as Sea Warms but Cause Unknown
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Antarctica is melting, adding to the inexorable rise in global sea levels, endangering millions of lives and whole economies, leading scientists said on Monday. But while the effect is well known after years of monitoring from land and space, the reasons for the sea warming are not.

U.S. Weighs Wyoming Request on Wolf Status
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mead Gruver, Associated Press

The federal government said Monday that it will review Wyoming's request to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list after a 10-year effort to restore the predator's population.

Report Details Non-Human Invasions on Military Properties
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

Military installations across the country are battling wild hogs, snakes and other trouble-making species, says a report being issued Tuesday by the National Wildlife Federation.

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