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Each Extinction Causes Many Others and Other Stories
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Kathleen Wong, California Academy of Sciences

Far more species may be at risk for extinction than previously estimated. According to a new study in the journal Science, the disappearance of some species will undoubtedly lead to the demise of others that rely upon them for food, shelter, pollination, and other services.

Ivory from Extinct Mammoths in Big Demand
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Ivory from the tusks of extinct mammoths is being used as a legal substitute for the stuff provided by its living elephant kin, but poor quality and a finite supply means it will never replace it, experts say.

Citgo Reaches Clean Air Act Settlement Requiring $320 Million in Pollution Controls
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Curt Anderson, Associated Press

Citgo Petroleum Corp. will install $320 million in pollution controls at six refineries and pay a $3.6 million fine to settle a federal lawsuit alleging Clean Air Act violations, the Bush administration announced Wednesday.

Bald Eagles Rebound, Other Birds of Prey in Trouble
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The bald eagle is out of the woods, but other birds of prey are in trouble. An icon of conservationists, the bald eagle was on the brink of extinction in America's lower 48 states four decades ago, when its numbers stood at just 417 nesting pairs.

IAEA Chief Says World Is Getting Impatient with North Korea
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Eckert, Reuters

North Korea's two-year-old nuclear crisis has taxed the world's patience, the chief United Nations nuclear regulator said on Wednesday, urging communist Pyongyang to return to its disarmament treaty obligations.

"End Game" Near for Indonesia's Rain Forests, Says Greenpeace
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Time is running out for Indonesia's dwindling rain forests, as illegal logging is destroying them 10 times faster than the Amazon's, environmental group Greenpeace said Wednesday.

Costa Rica Banana Workers Sue over Pesticide
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Thousands of banana pickers in Costa Rica have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against two chemical companies and three major U.S. fresh produce companies, claiming that exposure to a toxic pesticide caused a range of reproductive disorders.

Smuggling of Tiger Skins Is Rife and Growing, Says Study
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The illicit trade in tiger and leopard skins has reached alarming proportions, posing a serious threat to the survival of the big cats, a conservation group said on Wednesday.

Australia's Leaders Woo Valuable Green Votes
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Michelle Nichols, Reuters

As Australia's marathon six-week election campaign enters the final stretch before a weekend ballot, the contenders to lead the nation were set to clash on Wednesday in last-minute bids to win valuable green votes.

Activists Want Clean Water Act Enforced by Feds, Not Florida
October 7, 2004 12:00 AM - David Royse, Associated Press

Environmental groups said this week they have filed a lawsuit to try to force the federal Environmental Protection Agency to control water pollution in Florida instead of leaving the job up to state regulators.

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