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The Week Ahead: Dec. 13 - Dec. 17, 2004
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - ENN Editors

Environmental Conferences and Events, Dec. 13 - Dec. 17, 2004.

Whistleblower's Account Fuels Neighbors' Fears at Polluted Nevada Mine
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press Writer, YERINGTON, Nev.

Peggy Pauly remembers when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer four years ago.

Linthicum Heights, Md.-Based Coal Producer Starts Trading its Shares
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Adams, The Baltimore Sun

Linthicum Heights-based Foundation Coal Holdings Inc., the nation's fourth-largest coal producer, began trading its shares yesterday, becoming the newest publicly traded company in a state better known for its strengths in biotechnology, technology and financial services.

Worst Oil Spill in Five Years off South China Coast
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two container ships collided and spilled some 450 tonnes of fuel oil off China's southern coast, the country's worst oil spill in five years, a maritime official said on Thursday.

Blair Seeks New Global Climate Pact with Bush, Newspaper Says
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is trying to involve the United States in an new international treaty on global warming, The Times newspaper said on Thursday.

Study Reveals Strange-voiced Whale At Large in the Ocean
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A lone whale, with a voice unlike any other, has been wandering the Pacific for the past 12 years, American marine biologists said Wednesday.

Umbra on the Greenest Christmas Tree Choice
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine

'Tis the season for the perennial debate: Which is more eco-friendly, fake trees or real? Umbra, chock-full of Christmas spirit, goes on a sleigh ride of research and comes up with a clear and unambiguous answer. Unwrap it in Ask Umbra -- on the Grist Magazine website.

Amazon Burning Makes Brazil a Leading Polluter
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Axel Bugge, Reuters

Burning of the Amazon and other forests accounts for three quarters of Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions and has made the country one of the world's leading polluters, a long-delayed government report showed Wednesday.

Nobel Winner Urges Tree Plantings; Peace Row Brews
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Kenya's Wangari Maathai urged a fight against deforestation on Wednesday on her arrival in Oslo to collect the Nobel Peace Prize amid controversy about whether the award has lost its way by embracing environmentalism.

Pygmy Chimpanzee May Be Near Extinction
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

One of man's closest relatives, the pygmy chimpanzee, may be much closer to extinction than previously thought, a conservation group said Thursday.

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