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Two Thousand Evacuated, Federal Officials to Sue, After Gas Leak from State Oil Company on Mexico's Gulf Coast; Accident is Company's Fourth in Five Weeks
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Miguel Hernandez, Associated Press

An unknown amount of liquid gas leaked from a pipeline operated by Mexico's state oil company and spread to at least two rivers in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, prompting the evacuation of 2,000 people, officials said Tuesday.

Broken Pipeline Spills Oil into Kentucky River; Amount Not Yet Known
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Associted Press

An oil pipeline broke and spilled crude oil into the Kentucky River early Wednesday, creating a miles-long slick along the tributary of the Ohio River.

Human Rights Watch Targets Meat, Poultry Producers in New Report
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune

In a blistering report on conditions facing workers in the nation's meat and poultry industries, a human-rights-advocacy group Tuesday said that companies systematically abuse workers' rights as the government fails to uphold them.

At Least 14 Killed as Kenyan Tribes Clash over Scarce Water Supplies
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Kikuyu and Maasai tribal fighters armed with machetes and spears clashed over scarce water supplies in central Kenya, killing at least 14 people in two days of fighting, police said Monday.

According to Report, River Erosion Lowering Water Levels on Lake Michigan, Lake Huron
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are losing vast amounts of water because of erosion from a decades-old dredging project, according to a new study.

Jordi Honey-Roses, Butterfly Protector, InterActivates
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

Today in Grist: Jordi Honey-Rosés of WWF answers Grist's questions -- in InterActivist.

San Francisco Ponders Ecology Tax for Grocery Bags
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

San Francisco, which has long prided itself on environmentally friendly policies, is debating whether it should become the first U.S. city to tax grocery bags to encourage recycling.

Ecuador Foreign Ministry Says Colombian Anti-Drug Spraying Not Harming Border Region
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A scientific study shows that Colombia's aerial spraying of drug crops has not contaminated Ecuador's border region, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Report Says Global Warming at Critical Point
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Johnson, Associated Press

Global warming is approaching the point of no return, after which widespread drought, crop failure and rising sea levels will be irreversible, an international climate change task force warned Monday.

Report Warns of Toxins in Baltic Fish
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union should push through restrictions on the industrial use of chemicals to cut pollution affecting fish in the Baltic Sea, a leading environmental group says in a report released Tuesday.

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