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Solo Drivers of Hybrids to Gain from California Bill
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Mascaro, Daily News, Los Angeles

Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday she will introduce legislation allowing solo motorists to drive hybrid cars in California's freeway car-pool lanes.

Washington State Officials Urges Ban on Group of Fire-Retardant Chemicals
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Warren Cornwall, The Seattle Times

A family of fire-retardant chemicals should be banned amid growing concerns that it is toxic, particularly to fetuses and infants, according to Washington state officials.

Kimberly-Clark ups Ante in Tsunami Relief with Gift to UNICEF
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wis.

Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s cash commitment to support South Asia tsunami disaster relief could hit $1.5 million, the firm has announced.

Farmers Can Receive Compensation for Creating Wildlife Habitats on Untilled Land
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Hughes, Associated Press

Farmers in Arkansas who would like to leave acres of their land untilled to help create wildlife habitats can register for compensation under a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state.

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.

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