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Amazon Gas Heralds Changes in Brazil Rain Forest
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrew Hay, Reuters

A tower of orange flame rises above the Amazon jungle, firing the energy goals of the Brazilian government. It also gives environmentalists nightmares and heralds a dose of culture shock for the people of the rain forest.

Saudi Government Approves Kyoto Climate Protocol
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, gave its approval on Monday to the Kyoto protocol which aims to stem global warming, the official Saudi Press Agency said.

Male Fish Growing Eggs Found in Potomac
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Male fish that are growing eggs have been found in the Potomac River near Sharpsburg, a sign that a little-understood type of pollution is spreading downstream from West Virginia, a federal scientist says.

Toyota to Market Almost Heavy Metal-Free Lexus in 2006, Japan Newspaper Says
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch a vehicle free of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in 2006 to help reduce the disposal of environmentally harmful waste, the Nihon Keizai reported Tuesday.

Honda Earns Green Automaker Award from Environmentalists
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Tiffany Ray, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.

The Union of Concerned Scientists last week dubbed Honda the nation's greenest automaker in a report on car companies' environmental performance.

Spent Nuclear Fuel Arrives at Japanese Reprocessing Plant
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun

About 31 tons of depleted uranium was delivered to a spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkashomura, Aomori Prefecture, on Monday.

Chinese Fish to Clean Up Kashmir's Famed Dal Lake
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Sheikh Mushtaq, Reuters

For years men and machines have toiled to clean up Kashmir's mirror-calm Dal Lake to remove choking weeds, lily pads and other water plants that have tarnished the image of the famed tourist attraction.

Rwanda Recovers Baby Mountain Gorilla
December 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Edward Rwema, Associated Press

Police have arrested four suspected poachers and recovered a baby mountain gorilla that was stolen from its family in the forests of neighboring Congo, a spokesman said Monday.

For Give and For Get: Hints for Green Buying and Living
December 20, 2004 12:00 AM - the Green Guide

The plain truth is that Americans love to consume, and we do it with more abandon than ever during the holiday season. Nearly a quarter of all retail goods move out of stores and into homes between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Italian Government Plans to Send Nuclear Waste Abroad for Treatment, Official Says
December 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Italian government plans to send most of the country's nuclear waste abroad for treatment and storage, an official was quoted as saying.

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