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Donors Agree to Work Together on Plan to Restore Iraq's Marshlands
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Donor countries and top Iraqi officials agreed Monday to coordinate their efforts to save the dried-up marshlands of southern Iraq, the Italian Environment Ministry said.

United States Gets a New Wildlife Refuge
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 35,000-acre tallgrass prairie and wetland area near Crookston, Minnesota, has been designated the country's newest national wildlife refuge by U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton.

Keeping Track of Cattle's Age Will be Tough
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Mark Kawar, Omaha World-Herald, Neb.

Dewey Lienemann knows the birth date of every one of his cattle.

Wine Industry Uncorks First Sustainability Report
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM -

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance has presented its first report measuring the level of sustainable practices among vintners and growers on a statewide basis.

U.S. Government Lets Trade Continue in Beluga Sturgeon
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The U.S. government has temporarily decided against reducing or banning imports of prized beluga caviar, despite having agreed to list the beluga sturgeon six months ago as a species whose survival is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Federal Tax Bill Includes Benefits for Ethanol, Ohio Lawmaker Says
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Sabin, The Lima News, Ohio

A tax bill that has gained congressional and presidential approval contains subsidies for smaller ethanol plants like that being proposed in Lima, U.S. Rep. Michael Oxley said.

Environmental Groups and Scientists Call for Restrictions and Research on GM Food
October 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than 35 people, most of them leaders of scientific or environmental activist groups, released a letter recently urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to set limits on the development and use of genetically modified foods.

Gulf War Illness May Never Be Explained, Says Scientist
October 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Veterans of the Gulf War suffer more health problems than other members of the military, but the causes of the mysterious array of symptoms may never be known, a leading British scientist said recently.

"Killer in the Kitchen" Smoke Claims 1.6 Million Lives a Year, Says U.N.
October 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

About 1.6 million people are killed each year by indoor smoke from cooking fires in developing countries, U.N. agencies said recently.

Biologists Are Concerned the Northern Snakehead Could Threaten the Great Lakes Ecosystem
October 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A fish known for its voracious appetite and ability to wreak havoc on freshwater ecosystems was found in Chicago's Burnham Harbor, alarming state biologists.

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