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Australia Says Oil Slick is Polluting World Heritage-Listed Part of Coast
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An oil slick up to 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) long is polluting a World Heritage-listed stretch of the west Australian coast that includes an important nesting site for threatened loggerhead turtles, a state government said Tuesday.

Judge Declines to Dismiss Pollution Suit
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

A federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Canadian mining company of polluting the Columbia River with heavy metals for decades.

Bottom-Dwelling Marine Life Found in Georgia
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers working off coastal Georgia have discovered what could be three new species of bottom-dwelling creatures known as sea squirts.

Benetton Offers Land to Argentine Indians
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Italian clothing retailer Benetton offered Monday to give Mapuche Indians a portion of its vast lands in Argentina's Patagonia, which the Indians have sought to claim as ancestral lands.

China in for Extreme Weather as Climate Change Felt, Report Says
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

China can expect more droughts, floods and other extreme weather as it struggles to balance rapid development with environmental concerns, a report on climate change released on Tuesday said.

Anthrax Kills Nearly 200 Hippos in Uganda
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Henry Wasswa, Associated Press

An anthrax outbreak has killed 194 hippos in western Uganda, wildlife officials said Tuesday, and scientists are struggling to develop a way to quickly diagnose and contain the disease.

Failure of Utah Initiative is Yet Another Setback for Preservation Proponents
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Joe Baird, The Salt Lake Tribune

A statewide commitment to preserve open space has now been rebuffed in just about every way possible.

Expo on Eco-Building Focuses on Turning Portland, Ore., Green
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

Portland has long enjoyed a reputation for being "green" — environmentally conscious. But through Friday, more than 5,000 of the greenest of the green will judge for themselves as they arrive for the nation's leading eco-friendly building conference and expo, opening today at the Oregon Convention Center.

Price of Oil Cuts Both Ways for Firewood Producers
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Marks, The Hartford Courant, Conn.

Karl Riendeau tilts the dump truck's bed and pulls forward a few feet. With a rumble, 2 1/2 cords of firewood spill out, forming a waist-high pile on the asphalt bordering a neat, suburban lawn.

Student Finds New Species of Amphibian
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Charles Sheehan, Associated Press

A freshman geology student on a field trip stumbled across the fossil of an oversized, salamander-like creature with vicious crocodile-like teeth that lived about 300 million years ago, paleontologists said.

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