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U.S. Court Says Whales, Dolphins Cannot Sue Bush
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

The world's whales, porpoises, and dolphins have no standing to sue President Bush over the U.S. Navy's use of sonar equipment that harms marine mammals, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Rain Washes Away Fire Danger in Southern California's National Forests
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Ryan Pearson, Associated Press

Hundreds of thousands of acres in three Southern California national forests, closed to visitors for weeks for fear of forest fires, were scheduled to reopen Wednesday following heavy rains in the area.

Biotech Can Pose Problems for Organic Farmers
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

Recently, I met with a group of organic farmers in Saskatchewan who are at the frontlines in the battle that will determine the future of farming.

Four Southwest Virginia Companies Cited for Pollutants
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times, Va.

Manufacturing produces waste. Even highly regulated industries sometimes violate environmental permit conditions or produce more pollution than permits allow.

Art for the Environment...or against it?
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Natural Life

Ever since primitive hunters created cave drawings tens of thousands of years ago, artists have used their work to understand and preserve nature.

Mom, Can I Put Some Super-Morphing Bug Juice in my Squirt Gun?
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Grinning Planet

They say that cockroaches will be around long after man is gone, so you'd better transfer all your boxes of cereal to Tupperwares before the end of the world comes!

Disease Stages Revival in Rebel-Held Ivory Coast
October 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Peter Murphy, Reuters

A battered pick-up truck weighed down by a dozen passengers sitting on sacks of mangoes crawls though a checkpoint and enters Ivory Coast's rebel zone.

E.U. to Issue Iran with Last Chance on Nuclear Plans
October 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

Senior diplomats from France, Britain, and Germany will meet top Iranian officials in Vienna on Thursday to offer Tehran a final chance to halt uranium enrichment plans or face possible U.N. sanctions.

Bird Flu Kills 23 Thai Tigers
October 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Trirat Puttajanyawong, Reuters

The bird flu epidemic, which has killed 31 people in southeast Asia this year, killed 23 tigers at a zoo in eastern Thailand, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Coalition of Environmentalists Petition for Sharp-tailed Grouse Protection
October 20, 2004 12:00 AM - Leslie Hoffman, Associated Press

Environmentalists asking for federal protection of the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse say the bird is in danger of becoming extinct, in part because its native habitat across the West is being lost to livestock grazing and agriculture.

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