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Judge Won't Suspend Alaska Wolf Control
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

An animal rights group failed to persuade a judge Thursday to immediately suspend Alaska's aerial wolf control program, which it likened to a slaughter.

China Pandas Laugh All the Way to the Blood Bank
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's endangered pandas, who grab world attention each time they give birth, are now going to have their own blood bank to help to keep their numbers up, state media said on Friday.

Consultants Aid Rebirth of Polluted Sites
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Colleen Diskin, The Record

Thirty years ago, New Jersey was littered with abandoned industries that not only scarred the landscape but also drained the pocketbooks of the companies that owned the polluted land.

Tyson Foods Agrees to Monitor Level of Ammonia Emissions
January 28, 2005 12:00 AM - James Mayse, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.

On Wednesday, Tyson Foods agreed to monitor poultry operations across the region for ammonia emissions and to report the results of its findings to the Sierra Club.

Senate Panel OKs Bush's Pick for U.S. Energy Secretary
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Sam Bodman, President Bush's pick to be the next U.S. energy secretary, was approved Wednesday by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Small Town in Jungle Creates Dilemma for Authorities
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A judge's order to evict the population of a town established illegally in an Amazon forest reserve has left environmental officials scrambling to find a place for its 1,000 residents.

House Members File Bill To Restore Horse, Burro Protection Law
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Rebecca Rosen Lum, Contra Costa Times

Reps. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., introduced legislation this week to restore the Wild and Free Ranging Horse and Burro Protection Act of 1971, gutted last month by a "stealth" rider inserted into a massive appropriations bill.

Mad Cows a Symptom of a Sick Food System
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

The discovery of yet another Canadian cow infected with BSE, or mad cow disease, has again raised alarm bells about the safety of our beef and has producers worried about extended import bans to the United States. But really, we should be asking ourselves what caused the problem in the first place and how we can make our meat production safe and sustainable.

Scientists Say Valdez Spill Impacts Slow To Fade
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Crude oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill still lingers in Alaska's Prince William Sound and nearby areas, with parts of the environment still far from recovery, several scientists said at a three-day conference.

One Month Later, Picture of Tsunami's Toll on the Environment Emerges
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Bert Herman, Associated Press

Rustling branches betray the likely presence of an orangutan in the distance, while twittering insects and streams provide the soundtrack of the tropical forests of Aceh province, a temple of nature rising above the tsunami-ravaged shores below.

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