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Disorientation Seen in Mass Australia Whale Deaths
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The death of about 110 stranded whales in the southern Australian state of Tasmania was probably caused by the animals becoming disoriented in confusing coastal waters, officials said on Thursday.

Mexico's Resort Islands Slow To Recover after Wilma Damages Towns, Reefs
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Will Weissert, Associated Press

Mexico's Caribbean coastline took a beating from Hurricane Wilma, but the resort area's islands -- famous for their diving and snorkeling -- bore the brunt of the storm, with extensive damage to reefs and white-sand beaches.

Use Arms Cash for Water, Mitterrand Widow Says
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Caroline Brothers, Reuters

One percent of the world's arms budget should be channelled into providing access to drinking water in the most parched corners of the planet, the campaigning widow of former French President Francois Mitterrand said.

Moscow Chokes, Drivers Fume in Mammoth Traffic Jams
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Oliver Bullough, Reuters

Malkhaz Katamadze nudged his black Volga forward, stopped and sighed. He is one of the 3 million people who drive into Moscow every day and, like everyone else, he spends hours in traffic jams.

Half of Coral Reefs Could Be Destroyed
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nearly half of the world's coral reefs may be lost in the next 40 years unless urgent measures are taken to protect them against the threat of climate change, according to a new report released Tuesday by the World Conservation Union.

Prince Charles Says World Should Give Climate Change Greater Priority
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Lawless, Associated Press

The world must make dealing with the consequences of climate change a greater priority, Prince Charles said in an interview broadcast Thursday. The heir to the British throne, a keen organic farmer, told the British Broadcasting Corp. that society had a responsibility to future generations to tackle an issue that was "the greatest challenge to face man."

ENN Weekly: October 24th - 28th
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news October 24th - 28th: A bird ban in Europe, new steps toward opening the ANWR, Wal-Mart greens up, and Prince Charles speaks up.

Auto Club: Gas Prices Fall -- More Declines Expected
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Lower demand and increased imports from abroad have combined to send gasoline prices lower this week with steeper declines expected in the coming weeks, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch.

McDonald's to Sell Fair Trade Certified Coffee
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM -

McDonald's has announced it will serve Fair Trade certified coffee in 658 of its restaurants in New England and Albany, N.Y. Starting Nov. 1, participating locations will be switching 100% of their coffee products over to Fair Trade certified organic coffee from Newman's Own Organics, roasted by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.

New Jersey Coalition Files Order to Stop Unregulated Waste Facilities at Rail Yards
October 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A coalition of 10 New Jersey local governments, municipal associations and trade groups today requested the Federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to rule against allowing unregulated waste facilities at rail yards to continue disregarding state environmental laws.

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