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Ravens' Interaction With Oil Rigs Studied
January 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

They're a marvel of nature, birds that survive in a climate as hot as the Mojave Desert yet adapt quite comfortably in the coldest region of America's coldest state. Ravens survive the brutal cold of Alaska's North Slope by caching food, scavenging scrap from oil fields, and apparently by telling time, showing up when humans are mostly likely to leave food unguarded.

Seadrift, Texas, Chemicals Plant is Ranked one of Top polluters in U.S.
January 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Thomas Doyle, Victoria Advocate, Texas

Union Carbide Seadrift Operations was named as the 20th top releaser of cancer-causing air pollution in the United States and the top releaser of such chemicals in Texas in a recently issued report by a Washington-based environmental group that rates plants throughout the country.

CDC Team to Visit Dayton to Assess Perma-Fix Area
January 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Debrosse, Dayton Daily News, Ohio

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending a team of specialists to Dayton to see if the health concerns of residents living near the Perma-Fix treatment plant might be related to the plant's operation.

Sugar Companies in Florida Explore Ethanol from Molasses
January 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.

The fields of western Palm Beach County support the sugar cane that provides quick energy to people.

Firm Settles Allegations of Pollution Violations at Lynchburg, Va., Pipe Plant
January 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon Brennan, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.

Griffin Pipe's parent company has agreed to pay a $25,857 penalty in a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over alleged violations of federal pollution laws.

Mangroves Lost to Development may be Replenished as Natural Wave Barrier
January 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh Dellios, Chicago Tribune

Bambang Atarikasa, an environmentalist, sees something else missing when he looks out at miles of shorefront swept nearly clean of people and houses by the South Asia tsunami.

Four Endangered Whales Found Dead in Six Weeks
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Four endangered whales have been found dead in the past six weeks -- including two just this week, scientists said.

Pakistan Urges India Not to Let Dispute over Dam Hinder Ties
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Sadaqat Jan, Associated Press

Pakistan urged India on Friday not to let a dispute over a dam hinder relations already bedeviled by the decades-old conflict over Kashmir.

Federal Officials Say Santa Fe, N.M.-Area Water Case Cost Too High
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Banish, Albuquerque Journal

A bombshell was dropped Wednesday on a nearly 40-year-old federal court case aimed at sorting out water rights among pueblos and non-Indians in northern Santa Fe County.

Environmentalists Say Sound Wave Research off Yucatan Threatens Marine Life
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa J. Adams, Associated Press

Scientists working off the Yucatan Peninsula are preparing to use sound waves to search for information about an asteroid that may have wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

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