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Brazilian Wins Miss Earth Beauty Pageant
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Priscilla Meirelles, a medical student from Brazil, was named Miss Earth 2004 recently, winning a beauty pageant that promotes environmental concerns.

Rosa Elena Simeon, Cuba's Science and Environment Minister, Dead at 61
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rosa Elena Simeon, Cuba's minister of Science, Technology, and Environment, has died, state television reported. She was 61.

Remains of New Species of Hobbit-sized Human Is Found
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Scientists in Australia have found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 18,000 years ago on an Indonesian island in a discovery that adds another piece to the complex puzzle of human evolution.

Carnivores Grew Too Big for Their Britches and Other Stories
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Kathleen Wong, California Academy of Sciences

The world's biggest carnivores paid for their size with their lives. A new study demonstrates that conflicting natural forces keeps the magnitude of meat eaters within a distinct range.

Russian Environmentalists Call on Hungary to Scrap Plans to Send Spent Nuclear Fuel to Russia
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Russian environmental groups called on the Hungarian government Wednesday to scrap plans to export spent nuclear fuel to Russia for reprocessing.

Carolinas Try to Recycle More Oyster Shells for Shellfish Habitats
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Brock Vergakis, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Carolinas are seeking sites to expand oyster shell recycling programs in Brunswick County, N.C., and Horry County to provide more habitat for a shellfish population that's slowly starting to rebound after decades of decline.

Westinghouse's Environmental Manager Urges Removal of Tainted Missouri Soil
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Rowden, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Officials with Westinghouse Electric Co. are recommending the removal of about 1,100 cubic yards of soil contaminated with uranium from the grounds of the company's shuttered nuclear fuel plant in Hematite.

HP Asks Palo Alto, Calif., to Delay Request on Axing Tree at Historic Site
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - S.L. Wykes, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.

The five-story-tall coastal live oak that's confounding Hewlett-Packard's restoration plans for Silicon Valley's most famous garage may not get the ax after all. At least, not yet.

Conservationists Sue Over North Pacific Right Whales
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Conservationists sued a federal agency this week for allegedly failing to protect North Pacific right whales, who were hunted nearly to extinction more than a century ago and remain among the world's most endangered animals.

China Strapped by Energy Shortages as Winter Nears
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's booming economy is driving demand for coal, oil, power, and transport that far outstrips national supplies, potentially leaving millions nationwide in the cold, the China Daily said on Tuesday.

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