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Most Coral Reefs Under Threat, Some Resilient
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

About 70 percent of the world's coral reefs have been wrecked or are at risk from human activities but some are showing surprising resilience to global warming, a report said on Monday.

Government and Tribal Leaders Agree To Work Together on Great Lakes Cleanup
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Maura Kelly Lannan, Associated Press

Dozens of government and tribal leaders are joining forces to preserve the Great Lakes from environmental dangers, but some say more money and a clear action plan are still needed make sure the job gets done.

As Tech Trash Piles Up, E-Junk Recycling Still in its Infancy
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Ellen Simon, Associated Press

When Office Depot, Inc. stores ran an electronics recycling drive last summer that accepted everything from cell phones to televisions, some stores were overwhelmed by the amount of e-trash they received.

Business Groups Beat Out Environmentalists in Spending Bill
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Alan Fram, Associated Press

From an Alaska land swap to tours of a Georgia barrier island, business interests bested environmentalists in battles that shaped Congress' $388 billion spending bill.

Food-Safety Crusader Patricia Lovera Chats with Grist
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

When Patricia Lovera moved from environmental issues into food issues, joining consumer-advocate group Public Citizen's campaign against irradiation and other icky industrialized food processes, she found out that the two veins of activism have much in common.

Kansas' Location Would be Good for Zero-Emissions Plant
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Karen Dillon, The Kansas City Star, Mo.

It's the one giant coal-fired power plant that everyone seems to want.

Studies Show Captive Elephant Breeding Difficult
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Angela K. Brown, Associated Press

Elephants in zoos are living as long as those in the wild, but their population in captivity is dwindling because it is so difficult to breed them, according to studies released Friday.

Scientist Says Prairie Dogs Have Own Language
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Tania Soussan, Associated Press

Prairie dogs, those little pups popping in and out of holes on vacant lots and rural rangeland, are talking up a storm. They have different "words" for tall human in yellow shirt, short human in green shirt, coyote, deer, red-tailed hawk and many other creatures.

New York Recycling Company Pitches Ideas to Bahamian Government
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Levensohn, The Times Herald-Record

Taylor Recycling is going global. Company founder and Chairman Jim Taylor welcomed a delegation from the Bahamas to the company's headquarters yesterday.

Competition Forces Arizona Shrimp Farmers to Seek Niche
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Sandy Yang, Associated Press Writer

When Gary Wood opened a shrimp farm in the desert nine years ago, people told him it couldn't work.

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