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Tribal Clashes over Water and Land in Central Kenya Leaves at Least Four Dead
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Antony Gitonga, Associated Press

Maasai tribal fighters clashed with police after attacking rivals from the Kikuyu tribe Wednesday and at least four people were killed, the latest deaths in a monthlong dispute over scarce water and grazing land in central Kenya, officials said.

Giant Panda Skeleton Found in 4,000-Year- Old Tomb
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The skeleton of a giant panda has been found in a 4,000-year-old tomb in central China, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday, adding that the now-endangered animals were apparently being hunted at that time

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.

Trash from Canada Piling Up
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh McDiarmid Jr., Detroit Free Press

Canadian waste dumped in Michigan surged, while state residents sent less junk to Michigan's landfills in 2004. Data released Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality shows waste imported from Canada climbed 23 percent in 2004, and now makes up 18 percent of all trash deposited in Michigan.

Tiger on Loose Near L.A. Shot and Killed
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife officials shot and killed a tiger Wednesday that had been roaming loose for 10 days near homes in rugged terrain, north of Los Angeles.

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...

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