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Biologists Call for Action to Protect Tropical Forests
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Fearful that growing pressure for development could cause the loss of vital plants and animals, biologists and conservationists are trying to rally new interest in protecting tropical forests and the keys they may hold for vital medicines.
Lava Oozes Out of Mount St. Helens
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
Lava has begun to ooze out of Washington state's Mount St. Helens, building up the lava crust in the volcano's crater, government scientists said Wednesday.
Millions of State Dollars Helped Polluting Dairies Expand in California, Says Report
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Nearly $70 million in state bond money earmarked for reducing pollution was used by California dairies to expand their operations, which resulted in more pollution, according to a published report.
Starbucks Teams with Aid Agencies to Support Sustainable-Coffee Farmers
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
Seeking to improve the livelihoods of small-scale coffee farmers while conserving the environment, the U.S. government, working through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has joined forces with Conservation International (CI) and Starbucks Coffee Company to create the Conservation Coffee Alliance.
CITES Allows Swaziland to Export and Hunt Rhinos
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
A U.N. conference gave tiny Swaziland the green light on Tuesday to export some of its white rhinos and bring in trophy hunters occasionally to shoot the massive animals.
Hungary Wants Romania to Stop Gold Mine Development
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Hungary's parliament said Tuesday that the European Union should ensure that Romania halts the development of a gold and silver mine that is regarded as a serious environmental threat.
CITES Accepts Protection Plan for Jaws Shark
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
A U.N. conference endorsed a proposal on Tuesday to slap controls on trade in the ocean's most feared predator, the great white shark of Jaws fame.
Cameroonians Kept in Limbo over Oil-Rich Peninsula
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Tansa Musa, Reuters
The Cameroonians of the Bakassi Peninsula have learned like many other communities that the prospect of oil can be more of a curse than a blessing.
Wildlife Delegates Reject Japan's Proposal to Restart Commercial Whaling
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press
A Japanese proposal to allow commercial trade in minke whales, protected under a global treaty, was firmly rejected by delegates at an international wildlife meeting Tuesday, conservationists said.
Thais Face Jumbo Dilemma in Conserving Elephants
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Sasithorn Simaporn, Reuters
Elephants kicking soccer balls, painting flowers with their trunks, or twirling a hula-hoop are a common sight in Thailand, where the sacred warrior beasts perform in tourist shows or peddle fruits on the streets of Bangkok.