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Stress May Bring Sumatra Quake, Experts Say
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A buildup of stress on faults in Sumatra is likely to trigger another large earthquake -- and potentially another tsunami -- in the Indian Ocean region, seismologists say.

Poacher Turns Protector to Save Elephants in Africa
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Gray, Reuters

Desire Dontego is no longer an elephant poacher but he can still boast like one. "I was known as the killing machine," he declared after darkness fell in the Cameroon rainforest, the constant chirping of insects the only sound apart from his voice.

Study Says Ravens Thriving in Alaska Oil Fields
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

At least one animal appears to be benefiting from oil development in Alaska's North Slope -- the common raven -- according to one new study.

Documents for Nuclear Waste Project May Have Been Falsified, Government Says
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Government employees may have falsified documents related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada, the Energy Department said Wednesday. The disclosure could jeopardize the project's ability to get a federal permit to operate the dump.

China Takes Over as Leading Consumer
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

(By Lester Brown) Although the United States has long consumed the lion's share of the world's resources, this situation is changing fast as the Chinese economy surges...

Damaging Alien Snail Found in Georgia
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A voracious, fast-breeding South American snail that is a problem in four states and Indonesia has been discovered for the first time in Georgia, officials say.

China Zoo Practices Criticized
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Safari parks in China have agreed to stop feeding their lions and tigers large live animals such as horses -- at least in public.

G-8 Environment Ministers Discuss Illegal Logging
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The impact of extreme weather on African communities and the environmental threat of illegal logging were expected to top the agenda Thursday at the start of a two-day meeting of environment ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations.

DuPont Agrees to Reduce C8 Emissions
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette

DuPont Co. officials confirmed Tuesday that they plan to greatly reduce the amount of the toxic chemical C8 in some of their products.

EarthNews Radio: Mars Rover Update
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Last year scientists sent a pair of space/land rovers to Mars.

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