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Endangered Species Is List Growing, Says Green Group
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

The world's list of endangered species is growing at an alarming and unprecedented rate, as governments pay less and less attention to green issues, a major global environmental body said on Tuesday.

Arctic Melt Accelerates, Governments Split
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A thaw of the Arctic icecap is accelerating because of global warming, but nations in the region including the United States are deadlocked about how to stop it.

Dead Heron in Hong Kong Suspected to Have Caught Avian Flu
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A dead gray heron found in Hong Kong near the mainland China border is suspected to have been a casualty of bird flu, the government said on Tuesday.

Environmentally Friendly Building Methods Spread in Nebraska
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Deborah Shanahan, Omaha World-Herald, Neb.

Signs of "green," or environmentally friendly, building methods in Nebraska:

Ohio May Benefit from Rising Interest in Wind-Powered Electrical Generation
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Matthews, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio

Wind power is about to get energized, and experts say Ohio could benefit.

Senegal's Cholera Epidemic Spreads with 400 Cases, Two Fatal
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Nafi Diouf, Reuters

A cholera epidemic in the capital of this West African nation was spreading Tuesday, with 400 cases reported and two deaths so far, health officials said.

New Methods Control Bugs Without Drugs, Say Researchers
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Pitting one germ against the other, researchers said this week that they had developed at least two new methods of fighting infection without the use of antibiotics.

San Antonio Fuel-Cell Forum Energizes Experts Seeking to Lessen Oil Dependency
November 3, 2004 12:00 AM - L.A. Lorek, San Antonio Express-News

In these times of rising gasoline prices and global warming, energy experts are meeting this week in San Antonio with the aim of harnessing hydrogen power to lessen the world's dependence on oil.

Nigerian Unions Vote for General Strike on Nov. 16
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Ashby, Reuters

Nigerian unions decided on recently to hold an indefinite general strike on Nov. 16 to protest against rising fuel prices in the world's eighth largest oil exporter.

Greenpeace Accuses Hong Kong of Downplaying Air Pollution
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Greenpeace on Monday accused the Hong Kong government of downplaying air pollution in the territory by setting the acceptable level of certain pollutants too high.

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