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3 Orangeburg, S.C.-Area Plants Release Cancer-Causing Pollutants
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.

Three Times and Democrat Region industrial facilities ranked in the top 100 nationally for releases of cancer-causing pollutants for 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by the Environmental Defense agency.

Thai Rescuers Save Trapped Dolphin, Calf Missing
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Rescuers saved a rare dolphin swept over a Thai beach by the tsunami which devasted shores around the Indian Ocean, but failed to find her calf in a filthy lake left behind by the giant wave.

Experts Dismiss Hong Kong Government Fears of Post-Tsunami Fish
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hong Kong's government has urged residents not to eat seafood from tsunami-affected areas as they may be tainted, but experts brushed off such fears on Wednesday, saying the effects of the catastrophe on fish were minimal.

Tsunami May Accelerate Maldives' Dilemma: Relocate or Perish
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Torchia, Dow Jones Newswires

Shopkeeper Mohammed Ibrahim stands among the ruins of his once-idyllic island home and explains why he wants to leave forever.

Conservationists in India Call Scarce 'Mermaids' in Peril after Tsunami
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Surojit Mahalanobis, The Times of India

Conservationists in the Capital are worried that the Dugong Creek may well lose all dugongs in the post-tsunami Andaman.

Sustainability -- A New Bottom Line
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

Last time, I talked about the factors that have led to a shattering of our worldview, but I only hinted at the biggest one -- the economy. And it's our economy that needs the most work.

Tsunami Didn't Redraw Asian Coastlines
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Emma Ross, Associated Press

Aerial images of tsunami-battered coastlines suggest the world map may be changed forever, with chunks of land sinking into the sea. But did the quake and the killer wave it spawned really significantly reshape the Indian Ocean's outline? Scientists say probably not.

Federal Environmental Officials Take Western Policy Talks to Resort
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Bush administration environmental officials and senior members of Congress are to speak to business leaders at an Arizona resort this week in what is being billed as a chance for executives to determine strategy over wine, meals and golf.

Reading Winds, Waves May Have Saved Ancient Tribes on Remote Indian Islands
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Neelesh Misra, Associated Press

Two days after a tsunami thrashed the island where his ancestors have lived for tens of thousands of years, a lone tribesman stood naked on the beach and looked up at a hovering coast guard helicopter. He then took out his bow and shot an arrow toward the rescue chopper.

Once-Hated Gray Wolf Thrives in the US Rockies
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Crosson, Reuters

As the gray wolf hovered on the brink of extinction a decade ago, U.S. officials embarked on a controversial plan to open the vast refuge of Yellowstone National Park to the pack-based predators in the hopes of rebuilding the species.

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