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Study: Wild Monkeys Resort to Use of Tools
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wild South American monkeys routinely use fist-sized rocks to crack open seeds and to dig in dry Brazilian soil for grubs and edible tubers, researchers report in the journal Science.

Government Relying on Industry to Protect Water Supplies
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency issued new voluntary guidelines Thursday that rely on industry to secure drinking water and wastewater treatment plants against attack.

To the Beat of Drums, African Woman Receives Nobel Peace Prize
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, received her award Friday to the beat of drums and dancers that broke with the usual stodgy ceremony, and she urged her audience "to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder."

The Week Ahead: Dec. 13 - Dec. 17, 2004
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - ENN Editors

Environmental Conferences and Events, Dec. 13 - Dec. 17, 2004.

Whistleblower's Account Fuels Neighbors' Fears at Polluted Nevada Mine
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press Writer, YERINGTON, Nev.

Peggy Pauly remembers when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer four years ago.

Linthicum Heights, Md.-Based Coal Producer Starts Trading its Shares
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Adams, The Baltimore Sun

Linthicum Heights-based Foundation Coal Holdings Inc., the nation's fourth-largest coal producer, began trading its shares yesterday, becoming the newest publicly traded company in a state better known for its strengths in biotechnology, technology and financial services.

Worst Oil Spill in Five Years off South China Coast
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two container ships collided and spilled some 450 tonnes of fuel oil off China's southern coast, the country's worst oil spill in five years, a maritime official said on Thursday.

Blair Seeks New Global Climate Pact with Bush, Newspaper Says
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is trying to involve the United States in an new international treaty on global warming, The Times newspaper said on Thursday.

Study Reveals Strange-voiced Whale At Large in the Ocean
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A lone whale, with a voice unlike any other, has been wandering the Pacific for the past 12 years, American marine biologists said Wednesday.

Umbra on the Greenest Christmas Tree Choice
December 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Umbra Fisk, Grist Magazine

'Tis the season for the perennial debate: Which is more eco-friendly, fake trees or real? Umbra, chock-full of Christmas spirit, goes on a sleigh ride of research and comes up with a clear and unambiguous answer. Unwrap it in Ask Umbra -- on the Grist Magazine website.

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