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Experts Call for Cleaning Up of Bhopal Plant Where Gas Leak Killed Thousands of People in 1984
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Experts on Thursday urged the removal of thousands of tons of toxic waste from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in central India, where a devastating gas leak killed 15,000 people 20 years ago.

Beijing Is Facing "State of Emergency" from Filthy Air
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's capital is in "a state of emergency" because of air pollution, and one of the biggest polluters in the city, host of the 2008 Olympics, will slash production till the end of the year, state media said on Thursday.

British Zoologist Replaces Controversial Danish Researcher as Head of State Environmental Agency
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Peter Calow, a British zoologist, was appointed the head of a Danish environmental agency on Thursday, replacing Bjoern Lomborg, a maverick Danish researcher who made his name playing down the threat of global warming.

Iraq Struggles to Keep Rebuilding Hopes Alive
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Reuters

Iraqis were promised billions of dollars in mainly American aid to rebuild their country after last year's U.S.-led invasion, but mounting violence has choked reconstruction spending to almost nothing.

Company Gets Approval to Expand Mining in Vancouver, Wash., Area
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Foster Church, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

J.L. Storedahl & Sons can go ahead with a plan to expand gravel mining on about 100 acres at its Daybreak operation near the East Fork of the Lewis River, a hearings examiner has ruled.

Strong Aftershock Rattles Quake-Devastated Region in Northern Japan
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A strong earthquake Thursday shook an area in northern Japan still recovering from last month's magnitude-6.8 quake, the Meteorological Agency said. The latest tremor sent residents dashing under tables and led to at least one injury.

California Seafood Company Faces Charges in Groundfish Overharvest
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

A California seafood company conspired to buy 45 tons of fish from trawlers who had exceeded catch limits on severely depleted groundfish stocks, a federal grand jury alleged Thursday.

Oyster Fishers Ask Louisiana High Court to Reconsider Ruling
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Louisiana oyster fishers have asked the state Supreme Court to restore a $1.3 billion judgment awarded to them for a coastal restoration project that the oyster fishers say damaged their grounds.

Utah Workshop Advocates Eco-Friendly Businesses
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Rosemary Winters, The Salt Lake Tribune

Many businesses struggle to make even the smallest advances in recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation or other environmental initiatives.

Japan Firms Prepare for Implementation of Kyoto Protocol
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Japanese companies are stepping up preparations, such as trial runs to make employees familiar with carbon dioxide (CO2) emission trading, ahead of the implementation in February of the Kyoto Protocol on curbing global warming, industry and government officials said Friday.

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