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Chinese Experts Name Civet as Primary SARS Source
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese health experts have concluded that the civet cat, considered a delicacy in the south of the country, was the primary source of last year's SARS epidemic.

Drug Firm Outfits National Sales Staff with Gas-Saving, Hybrid Cars
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Dana Knight, The Indianapolis Star

Questions come full speed at Sandra Brown the minute she steps out of her car and into the medical office she is calling on as a pharmaceutical rep.

Using Cleaner Energy Would Add 65,000 New Jobs in Ohio, Report Claims
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Dale Dempsey, Dayton Daily News, Ohio

The Steelworkers of America and the environmental group the Sierra Club jointly released a study Wednesday that claims using cleaner energy will not only make a better environment, but create jobs and reduce dependence on foreign oil as well.

Bush Defends Environmental Record as Kerry Attacks
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

In Friday's second U.S. presidential debate, Democratic candidate John Kerry accused President Bush of leading "one of the worst administrations in modern history" on cleaning the air, water, and soil, while Bush said he is "a good steward of the land."

CITES Imposes Trade Controls on African Diet Plant
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A United Nations conference recently approved a proposal by African countries to control trade in a rare plant sought hungrily by drug companies for its appetite-suppressing properties.

Conservation Meeting Votes to Prohibit Trade of Endangered Dolphin
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Alisa Tang, Associated Press

An international conference to regulate trade in animals and plants agreed recently to prohibit trade of the Irrawaddy dolphin, concluding that they are so rare that even sales to aquariums are a threat to the species.

Democrats Ask for Investigation of Reported Changes to Salmon Study
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

House Democrats recently called for an investigation into a report that federal biologists rewrote an analysis that said a water transfer plan could hurt endangered salmon in northern California.

Namibia Loses Ivory Export Bid at CITES Meeting
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Namibia lost a bid on Monday for permission to export 2,000 kg (4,400 pounds) of ivory annually at a United Nations meeting, a development welcomed by arch ivory rival Kenya, which sees trade as a threat to its elephants.

Greenhouse Gas Jump Spurs Global Warming Fears
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

An unexplained jump in greenhouse gases since 2002 might herald a catastrophic acceleration of global warming if it becomes a trend, scientists said on Monday.

Southeast Asia Takes Aim at Illegal Wildlife Trade
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters

Southeast Asia announced its first coordinated effort against the multibillion dollar illegal wildlife trade on Monday, drawing praise from conservationists, despite giving no timetable for the plan.

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