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Southeast Asian Nations to Set Up Environment Fund; Indonesia Under Pressure to Ratify Antihaze Deal
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Yeoh En-Lai, Associated Press

Southeast Asian governments agreed Thursday to launch a fund to support environmental projects in the region, and Indonesia's neighbors called on it to ratify a deal to introduce antihaze pollution laws.

Electric Barrier to Be Built to Keep Asian Carp from Great Lakes
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Babwin, Associated Press

The Army Corps of Engineers will in two weeks begin building a permanent electric barrier to keep the invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, officials announced this week.

Ecuador Is Seen Losing Its Glaciers to Global Warming
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Global warming is melting Ecuador's cherished mountain glaciers and could cause several of them to disappear over the next two decades, Ecuadorean and French scientists said this week.

Animals Win and Japan Fumes at U.N. Wildlife Meeting
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler and Ed Stoddard, Reuters

he future looked brighter for leaf-tailed geckos and great white sharks as a U.N. meeting on trade in wild plants and animals ended on Thursday.

Texas Falcon Tracker Finds Foul Environment
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Barbara Novovitch, Reuters

Naturalist-adventurer Alan Tennant has tracked peregrine falcons across North America and does not like what he sees.

Amphibian Extinctions Sound Global Eco-alarm, Says Study
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

They may thrive on land and in water, but amphibians everywhere are in serious trouble, and up to one-third of species are threatened with extinction, a troubling new study said on Friday.

Iraq Nuclear Sites Were Stripped Methodically, Say Diplomats
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

The mysterious removal of Iraq's mothballed nuclear facilities continued long after the U.S.-led invasion and was carried out by people with access to heavy machinery and demolition equipment, diplomats said on Thursday.

Colombian Indians Want Time to Forget Their Land
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Jason Webb, Reuters

Coca leaves, the raw material of cocaine, should speed you up and give you a buzz. But you'd never know it to look at the Arhuaco Indians of Colombia's Sierra Nevada, who must be strong contenders for the title of World's Most Laid-Back People.

Lancaster County, Pa.-Based Chemical Firm Joins EPA Partnership Program
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Lancaster New Era, Pa.

Sylvin Technologies Inc. was set today to become the first Lancaster County company to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program.

Exxon Mobil to Take $550 Million Charge Against Earnings in Court Case
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press, Dallas

Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday it would take a $550 million charge against earnings to cover potential costs in a class-action lawsuit brought by gas station dealers.

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