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Agencies Warn of Bird Flu Risk from Seemingly Healthy Ducks
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press

Three international agencies urged Asians on Thursday to take special health precautions when raising or handling domestic ducks, which may carry the bird flu virus without showing any symptoms.

NOAA Observes Killer Whales After Valdez
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

It's probably too late to save a small pod of killer whales whose numbers plummeted after the Exxon Valdez tanker spilled nearly 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.

Individual Climate Control Possible in 'Green' Buildings
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

If workers feel a little chilly at their desks in one of the newest skyscrapers under construction in New York City, they'll be able to adjust the temperature with switches tailored to individuals, not entire floors or buildings.

Finding No Fish, Ghanaians Turn to Bushmeat, Report Says
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Overfishing by subsidized European fleets off the coast of West Africa is hurting local fisheries and forcing people to slaughter wildlife to get enough to eat, researchers said Thursday.

Environmental Leaders Predict States, Business Will Force Global Warming Curbs
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Stevenson Swanson, Chicago Tribune

With the re-election of President Bush, state governments and big business will likely be the biggest forces over the next four years to craft new policies and develop innovative technologies aimed at reducing U.S. emissions of the gases scientists say are causing global warming.

Man Stokes Alexandria, Va., Incinerator that Turns Garbage into Electricity
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - William Glanz, The Washington Times

Juan Murphy is perched high above a mountain of urban detritus that just keeps growing. His job is to keep carving away so the heaving trash pile doesn't overtake him.

Brazil Moves to Protect Virgin Amazon Rainforest
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Kevin G. Hall, Knight Ridder Washington Bureau

Brazil's president this week signed decrees creating more than 7,400 square miles of land preserves in remote eastern Amazon regions where long-term residents are under attack by violent land speculators and their gangs.

Ford's New, 'Earth-Friendly' Plant Wins Grudging Notice from Environmentalists
November 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Hammonds, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Can a producer of gas-burning, pollutant-emitting vehicles and people concerned about the environment ever learn to like each other? Probably not, but even ardent environmentalists are giving Ford Motor Co. high marks for its newest plant — even if they don't much care for what it makes.

Rare Okapi Calf Doing Well at Missouri Zoo
November 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Salter, Associated Press

A rare okapi -- something of a cross between a giraffe and a zebra -- born at the St. Louis Zoo this summer is doing well despite a shaky relationship with its mother, zoo officials said Wednesday.

DOE Keeps Mum on Preferred Option for Uranium Tailings Piled Near Moab, Utah
November 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune

The long-awaited draft environmental impact study of what to do with 12 million tons of radioactive uranium ore tailings piled next to the Colorado River near Moab contains a mystery: What does the Department of Energy believe is the best solution?

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