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Fish Won't Be Hurt by Moving Northern California Water South, Says Federal Agency
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

A federal agency ruled recently that shifting more Northern California water to Southern California will not jeopardize five threatened or endangered species of fish.

Whistle-Blower Asks for Halliburton Investigation
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Sue Pleming, Reuters

The Army Corps of Engineers' top contracting official has demanded an investigation into contracts given to Halliburton, citing improper action that favored Vice President Dick Cheney's old company.

Lung Ailments Affect Two in Five in India's Polluted Capital, Says Report
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

New Delhi's air pollution has caused lung ailments in two of every five people in this capital city of 14 million, a government study said Monday.

Japan Quake Survivors Face Rain and Aftershocks
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Hiroyuki Muramoto, Reuters

Some 100,000 weary survivors of Japan's deadliest earthquake in a decade bedded down for a third night in makeshift shelters or slept outside as a series of strong aftershocks raised fears of another big tremor.

Global Warming Seen as Security Threat
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Rising sea levels force millions of Bangladeshis into India, fueling ethnic and religious tensions that end in bloody riots.

Cargill, IMC Global Get Their Fertilizers Together with Mosaic Co.'s IPO
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Baird Helgeson, Tampa Tribune, Fla.

A merger that was made final over the weekend created the second-largest fertilizer company in the world. Cargill Crop Nutrition and IMC Global merged their operations to form the publicly traded company, Mosaic Co. Shares began trading Monday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MOS. The stock closed at $15.

Engineers Increasingly Hope Demolished Buildings No Longer End Up on the Scrap Pile
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - JENNIFER C. YATES, Associated Press Writer, PITTSBURGH

Twenty-five hundred tons of concrete, 350 tons of steel and nine tons of aluminum window frames will be left after a seven-story downtown building is taken down.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Introduces an Environmentally Friendly Hummer
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has introduced an environmentally friendly Hummer — but not the converted hydrogen-powered car he promised voters he would build when he campaigned for office.

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.

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