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Sri Lanka Wants to Become a Whale Watchers' Paradise
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Sri Lanka's government plans to develop an eastern port city as a center for tourists hoping to spot whales migrating along its coastline, an official said Thursday.

Royal Dutch-Shell to Become One
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Lynn J. Cook, Houston Chronicle

Royal Dutch-Shell Group of Companies — an oil giant with a corporate governance structure as complicated as its name — is trying to simplify.

Roanoke, Va., Feed Mill Receives Award for Innovative Recycling Program
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Lois Caliri, The Roanoke Times, Va.

A few employees at the Southern States Roanoke Feed Mill kid their boss about being a recycling fanatic. He takes it in stride, knowing his grandchildren will one day thank him for doing his part to protect the environment.

Cholera Outbreak Kills Two in Camp for People Who Fled the Insurgency in Northern Uganda
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Henry Wasswa, Associated Press

A cholera outbreak has killed two people and affected some 50 others in the largest camp for people who fled their homes to escape an 18-year insurgency in northern Uganda, the United Nations said Thursday.

Scientists Hope to Find More Tiny Indonesia Hominids
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Australian scientists who found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 13,000 years ago on an Indonesian island said on Thursday they expect to discover more new species of hominids on neighboring islands.

Fishermen Brainstorm Strategies to Defeat Proposed Restrictions in U.S. Virgin Islands
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press Writer

About 100 fishermen met Wednesday to brainstorm strategies to defeat proposals that would ban the fishing of a handful of popular species.

Fishers Brainstorm Strategies to Defeat Proposed Restrictions in U.S. Virgin Islands
October 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

About 100 fishers met this week to brainstorm strategies to defeat proposals that would ban the fishing of a handful of popular species.

E.U. Trio and Iran Fail to Reach Nuclear Deal
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Francois Murphy, Reuters

France, Britain, and Germany failed to reach a deal with Iran on Wednesday under which Tehran would scrap its uranium enrichment program in exchange for nuclear power technology, but the two sides agreed to meet again.

As Oil Hits a High of $55, Who's in Pain, Who Stands to Gain?
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

While Americans wince as they fill up their SUVs with $2-a-gallon gasoline, market forces are smiling on the Saudi Arabias and Exxon Mobils of the world.

Corporate and Environmentalist Alliance Buys Sensitive Coast Land in Mexican Nature Reserve
October 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

A newly formed international partnership for wetland restoration launched its first environmental protection effort this week donating US$750,000 (euro585,000) to the purchase of a 1.1-mile (1.8-km) stretch of sensitive beach on Mexico's Caribbean coast.

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