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Gash Found on Vessel's Cargo Tank after Delaware River Oil Spill
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press

Divers found a six-foot gash on the tanker that leaked 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River, creating a 20-mile-long slick that killed dozens of birds and threatened other wildlife, officials said Sunday.

Eighty Whales, Dolphins Die on Australian Island
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

At least 80 whales and dolphins have died after beaching themselves on a remote island between the Australian mainland and the country's island state of Tasmania.

Dispute over Montana Riverbed Roiling along Northern Cheyenne Reservation
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

For the Northern Cheyenne, it's about defending a special resource and the border of their reservation. For an energy development firm, it's about business. And for Montana's governor, it's about protecting the state's financial interests and assets, which she insists include the bed of the Tongue River.

US Mining Giant Faces off against Police, Activists over Pollution Claims
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Mention Newmont Mining Corp. in this impoverished seaside community and villagers angrily recount how pollution from its gold mine has killed the fish and sickened residents with headaches, nausea and tremors.

Hillary Opposed to Highway to South Pole
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest and the first to drive a vehicle to the South Pole, described a U.S. highway to the pole as "terrible."

Anglers Want to Remove Black Bass from List of Threats to Japan's Ecosystems
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun

Industry groups and lawmakers have begun lobbying to remove black bass from a list contained in a new law that targets nonindigenous species believed to be damaging the country's native species and ecosystem.

Fine Particle Pollution is Cutting European Life Expectancy, Says U.N.
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Sam Cage, Associated Press

The burning of fossil fuels and wood is cutting life expectancy in some parts of Europe by up to two years, despite a significant reduction in other pollutants, the United Nations said Monday.

Entering `Kyoto' Years, Warming World Wonders what Lies Beyond
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

The ice is melting and the heat is on for international delegates assembling in Buenos Aires next week to find new ways to confront global warming under the 194-nation treaty on climate change.

Lao Premier Urges ASEAN to Invest in Dam Project
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Laos' prime minister on Monday urged Southeast Asian countries to invest in his country's hydroelectric industry, as it struggles to start work on a massive dam aimed at easing poverty but slammed by critics as an ecological disaster.

International Forum to Take up Acid-Pollution Problem
November 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Joseph, Centre Daily Times

Penn State scientists and ClearWater Conservancy will convene an international conference of acid-pollution experts to offer their knowledge to state officials facing decisions on the pyrite cleanup at an Interstate 99 construction site at Skytop.

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