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Disney Opens New Park as Smog Casts Pall over Hong Kong
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - John Ruwitch, Reuters

Walt Disney Co. officially opened its new Hong Kong theme park on Monday, exporting a piece of the Magic Kingdom to China's doorstep in a bold bid to gain a bigger foothold in the vast Chinese market.

Rural Montana Prepares for Major Bio Defense Lab
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

Montana's Bitterroot Valley, surrounded by mountains, has long offered a respite from the modern world, an area of small-town values with rivers beloved by fishermen and a thriving log cabin business.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Approves Viscon Additive for Texas Low Emission Diesel
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GTAT California this week announced the approval of its fuel additive Viscon by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to aid in achieving that state's new emissions mandates.

Brown Gets Greener: New Technologies Save Over 30,000 Gallons of Fuel and Reduce Emissions by 288 Metric Tons
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, today announced it has completed the installation of technology that will significantly reduce the number of miles driven by its familiar brown package cars on Sacramento roads, subsequently reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

EarthNews Radio: History of Cities
September 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

What is the relationship cities have to their natural world? Jerry Kay spoke with Joel Kotkin, the author of The City: A Global History

Tons of Dead Fish Scooped from Lagoon in Rio
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Cleanup crews on Friday scooped tons of dead fish from the surface of Marapendi lagoon, stagnant and polluted by sewage from high-rise apartment buildings on Rio's fashionable southwest side.

Katrina Fuels Global Warming Storm
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Hurricane Katrina has spurred debate about global warming worldwide with some environmentalists sniping at President George W. Bush for pulling out of the main U.N. plan for braking climate change.

Bats May Have Been Source of SARS, Study Finds
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Bats found in Hong Kong carry a virus very similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS virus and might be able to spread it, Chinese researchers reported Friday.

Scientists Find Growing Land Bulge in Oregon
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Teresa Carson, Reuters

A large, slow-growing volcanic bulge in Eastern Oregon is attracting the attention of seismologists who say that the rising ground could be the beginnings of a volcano or simply magma shifting underground.

Japan Begins Offshore Research Hunt for 60 Whales off Northern Island of Hokkaido
September 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling.

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