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China's Yellow River Plagued by Pollution
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Most of the Yellow River, the second-longest in China and the cradle of early Chinese civilisation, is so polluted it is not safe for drinking or swimming, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

Albanian Swaps Rare, 800 Kg Turtle for Mercedes
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Benet Koleka, Reuters

An Albanian net fisherman has enraged biologists by swapping an endangered leatherback turtle weighing 806 kilos for a used Mercedes from an Italian fish trader.

New Program Aims to Reduce Alarming Destruction of Global Forests by Ten Percent Annually
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

The World Bank and the World Wildlife Fund announced a five-year program Wednesday to reduce the destruction of forests by 10 percent annually in an attempt to combat the alarming disappearance of the world's trees.

Senate Bill Would Double Ethanol Use in Gasoline to Eight Billion Gallons a Year
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Over the strong objections of oil companies, a Senate committee on Wednesday approved a requirement that refiners must use more corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in gasoline.

Need to Curb Appetite for Bushmeat
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By Dr. David Suzuki) Last week, the journal Science reported the discovery of a new species of monkey in Africa. Coincidentally, the satirical magazine The Onion also wrote about the discovery of a new, rare species of monkey - and how it was so delicious that it would not last long.

Nicaragua Enticing Budget Travelers and Real Estate Developers
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Doreen Hemlock, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

To the south, Costa Rica is known for its ecotourism. Farther north, Guatemala beckons with Mayan treasures and indigenous cultures. Now, Nicaragua is making a name as a Central American travel destination, too, welcoming guests to its beaches, Spanish colonial cities and other attractions.

Policy Debate Over Power Plants on Navajo Land
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today

Navajos voting in opposition to a new power plant on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners area, where some of the nation's dirtiest power plants already exist, say they are already suffering from enough respiratory disease and cancer from smog-laden air and polluted water.

Legendary Album Covers Re-Imagined on Environmentally Responsible Papers
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Album cover artist Gary Burden of R. Twerk & Co. and Gary Gonzales from "green" printer Insync Media have made the era of peace, love and rock 'n' roll come alive on environmentally and socially responsible Domtar EarthChoice papers.

Federal Board Rejects Utah's Appeal of Nuclear Dump on Reservation
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clark, Associated Press

A federal licensing board on Tuesday rejected Utah's appeal to thwart the stockpiling of spent nuclear fuel rods at an American Indian reservation.

Arctic Leaders Appeal Over Global Warming
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Associated Press

Indigenous leaders from Arctic regions around the world called on the European Union on Tuesday to do more to fight global warming and to consider giving aid to their peoples.

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