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Pakistan Seize Indian Fishing Trawlers with 70 Tons of Tuna
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Zarar Khan, Associated Press

Pakistan's coast guard seized two Indian fishing trawlers with crew members from India, the Philippines, China and Thailand in Pakistani waters and seized the ships' cargo of 70 tons of tuna, officials said Sunday.

In Texas Town Raised on Oil, Leaky Pipeline at Center of Growing Legal Action
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa Falkenberg, Associated Press

The bulldozer clawed at the East Texas earth, uprooting an old, abandoned gas pipeline beneath the site of a new mobile home park and, in the process, uncovering something more. The soil released a strange, powerful odor that burned throats, turned stomachs and hung in the air for weeks.

Demand for Organic Grains on Rise
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The U.S. Department of Agriculture makes no claims organically-grown food is safer or more nutritious than food conventionally raised, but plenty of people believe it. And, they're willing to pay a premium for it.

Hurricane Ivan Caused Sand Loss, Expert Says
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

New measurements of Hurricane Ivan's erosion of beaches, dunes and barrier islands along the Gulf of Mexico underscore how vulnerable the American shoreline is to such storms, a U.S. Geological Survey oceanographer says.

The Myth of Nonprofit Inefficiency -- An ENN Commentary
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Duane Silverstein, Seacology

Rarely a month goes by when those of us working for environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) do not hear the comment that nonprofit organizations are not as well run as businesses.

Chinese Park Scrambles to Feed Hungry Pandas
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A nature reserve in western China is cooking up plans to find new food and feeding sites for hungry pandas because swathes of the bears' favourite snack, bamboo, are on the verge of flowering and withering away, the China Daily said on Monday.

Asia Needs Tsunami Warning System, Disaster Education, Experts Say
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Bo-Mi Lim, Associated Press

An Asia-wide early warning system for tsunamis must be accompanied by educational campaigns on how to respond to all natural disasters in the region, environment officials said Monday at a U.N.-sponsored conference.

Yucca Mountain Woes Giving Push to Alternate Plans for Nuclear Waste Storage
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Warner, Associated Press

As problems mount with the government's plan to open a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada, lawmakers and industry officials are increasingly pushing for a Plan B.

Tiger Future Not Burning Bright in India
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Sugita Katyal, Reuters

It was once one of the favorite hunting grounds of India's royalty. Flamboyant maharajahs in natty breeches combed the sprawling Sariska forest nestled in the low-lying Aravali hills in the desert state of Rajasthan, hunting for the many tigers that roamed the jungle.

Man Suspected in Nun's Death Surrenders
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Tales Azzoni, Associated Press

The rancher accused of ordering the killing of American nun Dorothy Stang in the Amazon rainforest six weeks ago surrendered to police on Sunday and declared his innocence.

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