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Arctic States Agree Vague Plan to Slow Thaw
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Eight Arctic countries agreed a vague plan to counter a rapid melt of the region on Wednesday with indigenous peoples accusing the United States of blocking stronger action aimed at slowing global warming.

Catalina Foxes Back After Near Extinction
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A unique subspecies of fox that is about the size of a house cat is back from the brink of extinction on Santa Catalina Island and can survive on its own thanks to a captive breeding program, the head of a nonprofit group that manages most of the island said Tuesday.

Half of Brazil's Amazon Jungle Occupied, According to Study
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrew Hay, Reuters

About half of Brazil's original Amazon rainforest has been occupied by man, deforested or used for industry like logging and its destruction is worse than government data shows, a leading environmental group said Tuesday.

Other Nations Resist U.S. Delay in Phasing out Ozone-Damaging Chemical
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

U.S. farmers who grow tomatoes and strawberries might have to cut back more than they planned on the use of an ozone-depleting pesticide.

Wood County, W.Va., Judge Gives DuPont Deal Preliminary Approval
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.

A circuit judge on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a more than $100 million settlement of a lawsuit that alleged DuPont poisoned drinking water supplies here with the toxic chemical C8.

Firms in San Joaquin County, Calif., Honored for Efforts to Reduce Solid Waste
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Reed Fujii, The Record, Stockton, Calif.

State officials honored five companies doing business in San Joaquin County for outstanding efforts to reduce solid wastes.

Debate Over U.S. Food Safety Regulations on Simmer
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - David Ivanovich, Houston Chronicle

The latest scare over a suspected case of mad cow disease has reignited the fierce debate over the federal government's efforts to protect the nation's food supply.

Organic Snack-Food Entrepreneur Nell Newman Chats with Grist
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

Nell Newman's dad (Paul -- maybe you've heard of him?) was skeptical about organic foods until she tricked him into eating an all-organic Thanksgiving feast.

DuPont Settlement will Fund Study on Chemical's Impact on Human Health
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.

Most of a $70 million cash payment from a DuPont Co. legal settlement will fund the largest-ever study of how the company's C8 chemical affects human health, according to new court filings.

Arctic Council Report Warns of Dire Consequences of Global Warming
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Kilian and Naftali Bendavid, Chicago Tribune

The Arctic Council, a group of eight countries with Arctic territory, including the United States, is expected to issue recommendations on global warming Wednesday that will put the spotlight on a critical area where the United States is at odds with many of its allies.

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