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Water Crisis Looms as Himalayan Glaciers Shrink, Environmental Group Warns
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jonathan Fowler, Associated Press

The shrinking of Himalayan glaciers could fuel an upswing in flooding in China, India and Nepal, before creating water shortages for hundreds of millions of people across the region, a leading environmental group warned Monday.

Breaking the Oil Addiction
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Norman L. Dean, Friends of the Earth

(By Norman Dean) Our country is addicted to oil, and we are paying a fearful price. Our profligate use of petroleum contributes to air pollution, urban smog and global warming.

Jargon on Government's Hazardous Waste Form Confuses Emergency Responders
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Leon D'Souza, Associated Press Writer

When a brew of acids leaked from the corroded sides of a railroad tank car last weekend, forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people, first-responders say they faced the emergency armed with a baffling invoice of chemical codes that left the tank's contents a mystery.

US Broker Creates World's First Private Emission Credit Fund
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

US emissions broker Natsource LLC has established the world's first private fund for public and private sectors to achieve the greenhouse gas emission targets set by the Kyoto Protocol by pooling money to buy emission reduction credits, company officials said Friday.

Price of Vehicle Refrigerant is Overheated
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Maynard, The San Diego Union-Tribune

If the rising price of gasoline has people steamed, just wait until they see what it costs to have their vehicle's air conditioner recharged.

EarthNews Radio: The Weston A. Price Foudation
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

How much do you know about the milk products available to you at the local market?

Understanding, Sales of Energy Star-Labeled Products on the Rise
March 14, 2005 12:00 AM -

Nationwide recognition and understanding of the Energy Star label has once again taken a significant jump, according to a survey conducted by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE).

Swiss Campaigner for Rain Forests Declared Dead, Fund Says
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexander G. Higgins, Associated Press

Missing rain forest crusader Bruno Manser was declared dead by a Swiss court Thursday, five years after he vanished in the Borneo jungle of Malaysia on his way to the Penan people he sought to protect, his organization said.

Indonesian Government Sues Newmont Mining over Pollution of Bay off Sulawesi Island
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Indonesian authorities said Thursday they have sued a subsidiary of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp., seeking $133.6 million in compensation from the company for allegedly polluting a bay off Sulawesi island.

Flight Attendant Caught Trying to Smuggle Endangered Fish into Australia in His Baggage
March 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Customs officers thought there was something fishy about the baggage of a flight attendant arriving in Australia from Vietnam. They were right.

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