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China in for Extreme Weather as Climate Change Felt, Report Says
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

China can expect more droughts, floods and other extreme weather as it struggles to balance rapid development with environmental concerns, a report on climate change released on Tuesday said.

Anthrax Kills Nearly 200 Hippos in Uganda
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Henry Wasswa, Associated Press

An anthrax outbreak has killed 194 hippos in western Uganda, wildlife officials said Tuesday, and scientists are struggling to develop a way to quickly diagnose and contain the disease.

Failure of Utah Initiative is Yet Another Setback for Preservation Proponents
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Joe Baird, The Salt Lake Tribune

A statewide commitment to preserve open space has now been rebuffed in just about every way possible.

Expo on Eco-Building Focuses on Turning Portland, Ore., Green
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

Portland has long enjoyed a reputation for being "green" — environmentally conscious. But through Friday, more than 5,000 of the greenest of the green will judge for themselves as they arrive for the nation's leading eco-friendly building conference and expo, opening today at the Oregon Convention Center.

Price of Oil Cuts Both Ways for Firewood Producers
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Marks, The Hartford Courant, Conn.

Karl Riendeau tilts the dump truck's bed and pulls forward a few feet. With a rumble, 2 1/2 cords of firewood spill out, forming a waist-high pile on the asphalt bordering a neat, suburban lawn.

Student Finds New Species of Amphibian
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Charles Sheehan, Associated Press

A freshman geology student on a field trip stumbled across the fossil of an oversized, salamander-like creature with vicious crocodile-like teeth that lived about 300 million years ago, paleontologists said.

Rare Red Emeralds are Found Only in Beaver County, Utah
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Steven Oberbeck, The Salt Lake Tribune

Twenty-four million years ago, pressure deep within the earth pushed up this mountain range. When the volcanic forces subsided eons later, they left behind a small cache of red emeralds.

California Protects Farmworkers by Restricting Pesticide Methyl Bromide
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - David Sneed, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

To better protect farmworkers, the state has imposed new rules restricting the use of the pesticide methyl bromide.

Labeling of U.S. Corn is Sought
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Edie Lau, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.

An international review of a controversy over bioengineered genes in Mexican corn recommends that Mexico combat the biotech intrusion by requiring labeling or milling of kernels imported from countries such as the United States.

EPA Pressed to Set Mercury Limits for Cement Factories
November 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Salinero, Tampa Tribune, Fla.

Four years ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on the amount of mercury cement factories may discharge into the air.

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