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Bush, Schroeder Say Cooperation Possible on the Environment
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Eddy, Associated Press

President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said they discussed ways Wednesday to protect the Earth's climate, stressing that differences over an accord to combat global warming should not prevent cooperation.

Brazil Environmentalist Shot in Rain Forest
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Rodrigo Gaier, Reuters

A Brazilian environmentalist was killed in an Atlantic rain forest Tuesday night, only 10 days after a U.S. nun and activist against illegal logging was murdered in the Amazon jungle.

Study Proposes Plastic Bag Ban in Kenya to Manage Growing Waste Problem
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

Kenya should ban flimsy plastic bags and slap a hefty tax on the use of thicker ones to rid the East African nation of a growing environmental and health menace, according to a report released Wednesday.

Retreat of Antarctic Ice Shelves Is Not New, Report Says
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Sue Leeman, Associated Press

The current retreat of ice shelves in the Antarctic due to global warming is nothing new -- but this time the problem is manmade and therefore potentially more serious, according to research released Wednesday.

Climate Science Keeps on Ticking
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By David Suzuki) If you didn't know what the Kyoto Protocol was all about a few weeks ago, you'd be hard pressed not to know now. The international agreement...

Amazon Land Grab Fuels Brazil Progress, Violence
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Angus MacSwan, Reuters

Brazilians call it "grilagem," the grabbing of land by fraud and violence. In the Amazon jungles of huge, wild Para state, it is carried out by an informal alliance of "grileiros," loggers, ranchers and businessmen backed by private militias and gunmen.

Bays Spared Freshwater Waste, UMass Study Finds
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Reynolds, The Providence Journal, R.I.

Not too long ago, scientists believed that septic pollution and other similar waste in freshwater streams and rivers also posed a threat to the many saltwater bays on the coast.

Climate Science Keeps on Ticking -- An ENN Commentary
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

If you didn't know what the Kyoto Protocol was all about a few weeks ago, you'd be hard pressed not to know now. The international agreement to reduce the heat trapping emissions that are causing global warming has been all over the news since it came into force last week.

Feds Order Susquehanna Power Plants and Others to Stop Killing Off Fish
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Ad Crable, Lancaster New Era, Pa.

Each year, millions of game fish, fish eggs, crayfish and other organisms are sucked out of the Lower Susquehanna River and killed by power plants.

Safaricom And Save The Elephants Win Mobility in the Environment Award
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Save the Elephants (STE) Trust today announced they are the co-recipients, with Safaricom, of the 2005 GSM Association "Mobility in the Environment Award."

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