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Environmental Decay May Prompt Refugee Surge, Study Says
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A deteriorating environment could drive about 50 million people from their homes by 2010 and the world needs to define a new category of "environmental" refugee, a U.N. study said on Tuesday.

Brazilian Governor Declares Amazon River a Disaster Area
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Authorities declared part of the Amazon River a disaster area after a drought left the levels of parts of the river too low for navigation, officials said Tuesday.

San Diego May Soon See California Condors
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

California condors are expected to return soon to the skies over San Diego County, nearly a century after they disappeared. Scientists say condors released in Mexico three years ago have made exploratory flights within 15 miles of the United States, and they believe the birds will cross the border in the next few months.

Indigenous Groups Demand Chavez Stop Coal Mining in Western Venezuela
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Natalie Obiko Pearson, Associated Press

Dozens of Indians from western Venezuela protested in the capital Tuesday demanding a halt to mining in their region and calling government efforts to formalize their ownership of ancestral lands a "fraud."

U.S. High Court To Decide Wetlands-Regulation Cases
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would would decide the reach of the federal government's power to regulate wetlands, an issue pitting environmentalists against property-rights advocates.

Deal Protects Part of World's Oldest Reef
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

A 71-acre section of 450 million-year-old rock that is believed to be part of the world's oldest coral reef will be preserved and opened to the public, officials announced Tuesday.

Wheelchair-Accessible Campground Opens Up Adirondack Experience
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Christine Margiotta, The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.

A vast stretch of Hamilton County forest land donated to the state by International Paper Co. ensures Don White's wheelchair will never again hamper his Adirondack vacations.

ExxonMobil to Spend $590 Million in Clean Air Settlement
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Exxon Mobil Corp. will spend an estimated $571 million for pollution controls at seven oil refineries in a settlement with the government and three states over alleged violations of clean air laws.

MBDC Announces "Cradle to Cradle" Environmental Certification for Six Industry Products
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) today announced six products as the first to qualify for Cradle to Cradle certification.

Green Mountain Energy Company Introduces New Renewable Energy Product in Pennsylvania
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Green Mountain Energy Company announced today the introduction of a new renewable energy product for Pennsylvania customers.

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