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21 EU Nations Ready to Make Kyoto Emissions Cuts
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union head office said it approved a further five national emissions trading plans Thursday, as the EU began participating in the Kyoto climate change pact this month.

Solo Drivers of Hybrids to Gain from California Bill
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Mascaro, Daily News, Los Angeles

Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday she will introduce legislation allowing solo motorists to drive hybrid cars in California's freeway car-pool lanes.

Washington State Officials Urges Ban on Group of Fire-Retardant Chemicals
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Warren Cornwall, The Seattle Times

A family of fire-retardant chemicals should be banned amid growing concerns that it is toxic, particularly to fetuses and infants, according to Washington state officials.

Kimberly-Clark ups Ante in Tsunami Relief with Gift to UNICEF
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wis.

Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s cash commitment to support South Asia tsunami disaster relief could hit $1.5 million, the firm has announced.

Farmers Can Receive Compensation for Creating Wildlife Habitats on Untilled Land
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Hughes, Associated Press

Farmers in Arkansas who would like to leave acres of their land untilled to help create wildlife habitats can register for compensation under a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state.

3 Orangeburg, S.C.-Area Plants Release Cancer-Causing Pollutants
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.

Three Times and Democrat Region industrial facilities ranked in the top 100 nationally for releases of cancer-causing pollutants for 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by the Environmental Defense agency.

Thai Rescuers Save Trapped Dolphin, Calf Missing
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Rescuers saved a rare dolphin swept over a Thai beach by the tsunami which devasted shores around the Indian Ocean, but failed to find her calf in a filthy lake left behind by the giant wave.

Experts Dismiss Hong Kong Government Fears of Post-Tsunami Fish
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hong Kong's government has urged residents not to eat seafood from tsunami-affected areas as they may be tainted, but experts brushed off such fears on Wednesday, saying the effects of the catastrophe on fish were minimal.

Tsunami May Accelerate Maldives' Dilemma: Relocate or Perish
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Torchia, Dow Jones Newswires

Shopkeeper Mohammed Ibrahim stands among the ruins of his once-idyllic island home and explains why he wants to leave forever.

Conservationists in India Call Scarce 'Mermaids' in Peril after Tsunami
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Surojit Mahalanobis, The Times of India

Conservationists in the Capital are worried that the Dugong Creek may well lose all dugongs in the post-tsunami Andaman.

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