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Flame Retardant PBDE Found in Lake Michigan, Adding to Concerns
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Concentrations of a flame retardant banned by many European countries have been found in Lake Michigan and are increasing, adding to concerns over previous findings that the chemicals were showing up in supermarket foods and women's breast milk.

Land Adjacent to California's Yosemite Park Bought by Conservation Group
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News

A picturesque landscape of sugar pine, incense cedar and white fir trees adjacent to Yosemite National Park's western boundary near El Portal will be protected from development under a deal announced Monday.

Groups Join, Seek Action on Global Warming
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Glenn Adams, Associated Press

More than a dozen conservation and public health advocacy groups joined on Tuesday to throw their collective support behind further legislative action to prevent global warming.

Montenegro's Parliament Mulls Government Plans to Flood Europe's Deepest Canyon
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Predrag Milic, Associated Press

Montenegro's parliament opened a debate Tuesday on a contentious government plan to build a huge dam that would flood the Tara Canyon, a popular tourist destination that is part of a UNESCO world heritage site.

Species-Threatening Snails Found in Colorado
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tough and tiny snails that threaten to crowd out native species by hogging all the food have shown up in a Colorado creek for the first time, state wildlife biologists said Tuesday.

Good News Shows We Can Change
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

Sometimes, just when you start feeling that everything is hopeless, something will happen to reaffirm your faith in humanity and our ability to get out of tight spots. Last week was just one of those times.

Arctic States Agree Vague Plan to Slow Thaw
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Eight Arctic countries agreed a vague plan to counter a rapid melt of the region on Wednesday with indigenous peoples accusing the United States of blocking stronger action aimed at slowing global warming.

Catalina Foxes Back After Near Extinction
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A unique subspecies of fox that is about the size of a house cat is back from the brink of extinction on Santa Catalina Island and can survive on its own thanks to a captive breeding program, the head of a nonprofit group that manages most of the island said Tuesday.

Half of Brazil's Amazon Jungle Occupied, According to Study
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrew Hay, Reuters

About half of Brazil's original Amazon rainforest has been occupied by man, deforested or used for industry like logging and its destruction is worse than government data shows, a leading environmental group said Tuesday.

Other Nations Resist U.S. Delay in Phasing out Ozone-Damaging Chemical
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

U.S. farmers who grow tomatoes and strawberries might have to cut back more than they planned on the use of an ozone-depleting pesticide.

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