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Using Sun and Earth To Survive in Harsh Eritrea
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Harris, Reuters

Deforestation is a major threat to Africa's vulnerable communities. An international report said earlier this year that desertification, caused in part by widespread deforestation, threatens to drive millions from their homes.

Galapagos Volcano Erupts for Third Day
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press

A volcano on the largest of the Galapagos Islands erupted for the third straight day Tuesday, but experts said it didn't threaten villagers on the island or the super-sized tortoises that gave the remote archipelago its name.

Study Says Commercial Fishing Threatens Species in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Commercial fishing has sharply depleted numbers of several species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and threatens the health of the pristine island chain's ecosystem, according to a private study released Monday.

Ontario Orders Evacuation of Residents of E. Coli-Stricken Reserve
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

About 1,000 residents of a remote northern Ontario Indian reserve will be evacuated this week after authorities said the drinking water was showing dangerously elevated levels of potentially deadly E. coli, Ontario's minister for aboriginal affairs said Tuesday.

Scientists Draft Blueprint To Protect World Oceans
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution.

Wal-Mart Launches Environmental Drive To Cut Energy Use, Waste
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Marcus Kabel, Associated Press

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled an environmental plan Tuesday to boost energy efficiency, reduce waste and trim greenhouse gases as part of a wider effort to address issues where it has been pummeled by critics.

Activists Allege Army Distorted Truth about Nerve Agent Disposal
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Callahan, Associated Press

Activists in six states have accused the Army of distorting facts about the disposal of waste from the destruction of a deadly nerve agent stockpiled in western Indiana.

Conservation Groups Applaud European Decision to Ban Import of Wild Birds
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

In a move welcomed by conservation and animal welfare groups, the European Commission today temporarily banned the import of all live wild birds into Europe.

Expert Says Conservationists, Chesapeake Bay Farmers Must Work Together
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Nancy Hernandez, Frederick News-Post

Farmers often have been blamed for causing the Chesapeake Bay's pollution problems, but one environmental group says the bay can't survive without farmers.

More Retailers Building Environmentally Friendly Stores
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburg Post-Gazette

The Levin Furniture construction team ran the numbers on using solar energy before building its Monroeville store, and they didn't look good. It would likely be 17 years before the panels would save enough in energy costs to pay for themselves.

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