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Mexico Dreams of Challenging China in Bamboo Market
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Pav Jordan, Associated Press

It can be used to build homes and make deodorant, clothes, and paper. Some industries fuel ovens with it. The Aztecs made flutes out of it.

World Unprepared for Avian Flu, Experts Warn
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Associated Press

The current U.S. flu vaccine shortage shows perfectly how poorly the world is prepared to handle the next global epidemic of influenza, health experts said Sunday.

China Bans Imports of Scrap Electronics in Bid to Clean Up Environment
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China is banning imports of used television sets and other electronic scrap in a bid to clean up its environment, complaining that the United States, Japan, and others are using it as a dumping ground, a government newspaper said recently.

Thailand Braces for More Bird Flu Outbreaks
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Trirat Puttajanyawong, Associated Press

Thailand, where 12 people have died in the bird flu epidemic, is braced for more outbreaks of the deadly virus as the weather cools in the next few weeks and migratory wildfowl arrive, a cabinet minister said on Monday.

Young Adults from 14 Caribbean Countries Gather Material for Environmental Book
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Young adults from 14 Caribbean countries recently finished gathering material for a book on the environment they hope will get more young people involved in protection efforts.

Kenya's Maasai Accuse Flower Growers of Undermining Their Access to Lake
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Antony Gitonga, Associated Press

Maasai tribal officials vowed Monday to fight against an environmental protection plan they said was being pushed by Kenya's flower-growing farmers despite hurting local herdsmen.

EPA Says DOE's Radioactive Waste Shipments to New Mexico Facility Broke Rules
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - John Fleck, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

The Department of Energy shipped at least 602 drums of plutonium waste to New Mexico in violation of Environmental Protection Agency rules, according to documents obtained by the Journal.

Aid Workers Battle Cholera in Northern Uganda
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Aid workers are battling a cholera outbreak that has killed three people and infected at least 79 others in a camp for displaced persons in northern Uganda, the United Nations said Monday.

Winslow, Maine Inventor Finds Market for Biodegradable Potato-Based Packaging
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Chuin-Wei Yap, Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine

Elie Helou Jr. grew up in war-torn Lebanon in the 1970s. Bombs and bullets destroyed his home and his father's winery. He and his family would hunker down for months at a time in abandoned school buildings, not daring to venture out for fear of getting killed.

Day from Hell May Have Killed Off Dinosaurs
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Alistair Bell, Associated Press

One minute you're a big T-rex, the next you're toast.

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