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Human Rights Watch Targets Meat, Poultry Producers in New Report
January 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune

In a blistering report on conditions facing workers in the nation's meat and poultry industries, a human-rights-advocacy group Tuesday said that companies systematically abuse workers' rights as the government fails to uphold them.

At Least 14 Killed as Kenyan Tribes Clash over Scarce Water Supplies
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Kikuyu and Maasai tribal fighters armed with machetes and spears clashed over scarce water supplies in central Kenya, killing at least 14 people in two days of fighting, police said Monday.

According to Report, River Erosion Lowering Water Levels on Lake Michigan, Lake Huron
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are losing vast amounts of water because of erosion from a decades-old dredging project, according to a new study.

Jordi Honey-Roses, Butterfly Protector, InterActivates
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

Today in Grist: Jordi Honey-Rosés of WWF answers Grist's questions -- in InterActivist.

San Francisco Ponders Ecology Tax for Grocery Bags
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

San Francisco, which has long prided itself on environmentally friendly policies, is debating whether it should become the first U.S. city to tax grocery bags to encourage recycling.

Ecuador Foreign Ministry Says Colombian Anti-Drug Spraying Not Harming Border Region
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A scientific study shows that Colombia's aerial spraying of drug crops has not contaminated Ecuador's border region, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Report Says Global Warming at Critical Point
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Johnson, Associated Press

Global warming is approaching the point of no return, after which widespread drought, crop failure and rising sea levels will be irreversible, an international climate change task force warned Monday.

Report Warns of Toxins in Baltic Fish
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union should push through restrictions on the industrial use of chemicals to cut pollution affecting fish in the Baltic Sea, a leading environmental group says in a report released Tuesday.

Feds Adopt Plan for Drilling on Vast New Mexico Grassland; State, Conservationists Vow Fight
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Montova Bryan, Associated Press

Despite protests by the governor and environmentalists, the federal government decided to open nearly all of New Mexico's vast Otero Mesa for exploratory drilling but vowed that the oil and gas industry won't have a "free-for-all."

Aquila to Burn Biomass in Canon City
January 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Tucker, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.

Aquila's W.N. Clark Generating Station is undergoing a process that could help maintain the health of the state's national forests and reduce the toxic emissions from the coal-fired power plant.

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