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Elders' Sea Knowledge Spares Some Thais
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Knowledge of the ocean and its currents passed down from generation to generation of a group of Thai fishermen known as the Morgan sea gypsies saved an entire village from the Asian tsunami, a newspaper said Saturday.

Thousands of Seals at Home in New England
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Walsh, Associated Press

It's a sight New Englanders aren't entirely used to seeing: thousands of seals swimming through the Long Island Sound or hauling out to Maine, where they like to have their pups.

EcoVillage Provides Challenge, Support
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Mansfield, Associated Press

When Laura Beck and Greg Pitts realized their marriage was falling apart, one thing was clear: They would work together to maintain a loving, supportive environment for their young son, Ethan. In June 2002, the couple had moved from Austin, Texas, to EcoVillage at Ithaca, an "intentional community" in central New York where environmentally friendly neighbors share space, meals, chores and generally look out for each other.

Two Dolphins Trapped by Tsunami in Thai Lake
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Gralow, Reuters

Rescuers failed on Monday to catch two rare dolphins trapped for eight days in a small lake in southern Thailand after they were swept more than a kilometre inland by giant tsunami waves.

Deepest U.S. Reef Found off Florida Coast
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Marine researchers have discovered the deepest coral reef ever found in the United States in about 250 feet of water off the Florida coast.

California Energy Official Sees No Crisis Repeat
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Jurgens, Contra Costa Times

As a candidate, Arnold Schwarzenegger called for "a rational and consistent power policy" and "a clear energy strategy that focuses on attracting new investments in California."

Elephants Pitch in to Clear Debris in Thailand's Tsunami-Affected Areas
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Vogel, Associated Press

A year ago, they were filming battle scenes for the movie "Alexander." Now six elephants are pitching in to help with the massive cleanup from the tsunami that devastated many of Thailand's prime tourist destinations.

Large Gambian Rats Worry Florida Officials
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Epperson III, Key West Citizen

The Florida Keys, already dealing with invasive exotics from melaleuca to iguanas, have added another to the list of unwanted newcomers: the African Gambian pouch rat.

Newmont Mining Fights Shareholder Proposal Questioning Practices in Indonesia
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Newmont Mining seeks to quash a shareholder proposal that questions its gold-mining practices in Indonesia.

Brown Deer, Wis., Firm Finds Niche in Global Air Pollution Control
January 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

At a time when many Wisconsin companies are alarmed about business and technology being exported to Asia, a small Brown Deer firm is proving that it can compete overseas through contracts in Taiwan, Korea and China.

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