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Chileans Upset over Dead Swans, Some Blame Pulp Mill
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Katie Burford, Reuters

Emaciated black-necked swans have been falling from the sky here, alarming people in this scenic university town and setting off a national clamor.

Sierra Club Seeks to Stop Las Vegas Freeway Widening on Pollution Grounds
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ritter, Associated Press

In a case with broad national implications, the Sierra Club wants to stop the widening of a freeway in fast-growing Las Vegas until the government proves the health of people living nearby won't be harmed by the automobile exhaust.

Animals Across South Asia in Danger after Tsunami Muddies Water, Kills Owners
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press

The tsunami that pounded South Asia last week has created a second tier of victims: animals.

Electric Vehicle Converts Happy to Avoid Pumps, Accept Cars' Limitations
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune

When Ted Lowe tallies how much he has shelled out for gasoline this year, he gets a knot in his stomach.

Elders' Sea Knowledge Spares Some Thais
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Knowledge of the ocean and its currents passed down from generation to generation of a group of Thai fishermen known as the Morgan sea gypsies saved an entire village from the Asian tsunami, a newspaper said Saturday.

Thousands of Seals at Home in New England
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Walsh, Associated Press

It's a sight New Englanders aren't entirely used to seeing: thousands of seals swimming through the Long Island Sound or hauling out to Maine, where they like to have their pups.

EcoVillage Provides Challenge, Support
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Mansfield, Associated Press

When Laura Beck and Greg Pitts realized their marriage was falling apart, one thing was clear: They would work together to maintain a loving, supportive environment for their young son, Ethan. In June 2002, the couple had moved from Austin, Texas, to EcoVillage at Ithaca, an "intentional community" in central New York where environmentally friendly neighbors share space, meals, chores and generally look out for each other.

Two Dolphins Trapped by Tsunami in Thai Lake
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Gralow, Reuters

Rescuers failed on Monday to catch two rare dolphins trapped for eight days in a small lake in southern Thailand after they were swept more than a kilometre inland by giant tsunami waves.

Deepest U.S. Reef Found off Florida Coast
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Marine researchers have discovered the deepest coral reef ever found in the United States in about 250 feet of water off the Florida coast.

California Energy Official Sees No Crisis Repeat
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Jurgens, Contra Costa Times

As a candidate, Arnold Schwarzenegger called for "a rational and consistent power policy" and "a clear energy strategy that focuses on attracting new investments in California."

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