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South Asian Experts Vow To Protect Endangered Elephants
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Nazimuddin Shaymol, Reuters

Asian elephant numbers are falling because of deforestation, road-building and expansion of farmlands and plans to protect remaining populations are crucial.

Public Data Show Chemicals in Tap Water
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Drinking water may have a lot more in it than just H20 and fluoride, according to an environmental group's analysis of records in 42 states.

Filtration Firm Helps Industries Meet Environmental Needs
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Leute, Janesville Gazette

COMO Filtration Systems designs, engineers and manufactures a line of filtration products to help industries meet economic and environmental concerns.

Solar Power Heating Up
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Long viewed by ardent activists as "the technology of tomorrow," solar power is seeing massive growth. Three times as much electricity is being generated by solar panels in the United States today as in 1999.

Periwinkle Snails Harming Louisiana Marshes
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Having suffered the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in August, Louisiana's dwindling coastline must deal with another nemesis: the marble-sized periwinkle snail.

Chemical Levels Rise in Russian River
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press

Khabarovsk, Russia, a city of about 580,000 people, braces for the arrival of the toxic mix of chemicals that spilled from an upriver Chinese factory last month.

Indian Ocean Nations Prepare for Next Tsunami
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Tarrant, Reuters

The next time a tsunami strikes the Indian Ocean rim, an early warning system should detect it and trigger warnings in time to millions living in coastal communities.

China Aims To Improve Safe Water Availability by 2010
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

China expects to bring potable water to 100 million rural residents by 2010, a state newspaper said on Monday, but that would still leave more than 200 million people with unsafe supplies.

Ancient Tribe Battles To Remain in Kalahari Reserve
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press

Clans of hunter-gathers in Botswana's stark, desert plains are locked in a bitter dispute over their right to remain in what has been declared a wildlife reserve.

U.S. Greenhouse Gases Rose Two Percent
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Emissions of gases blamed for warming the atmosphere grew by 2 percent in the United States last year, the Energy Department reported Monday.

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