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Policing Wildlife Cheaters Is No Easy Task
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Sandra Chereb, Associated Press

Faced with the daunting task of protecting wildlife across the remote reaches of the West, game wardens are using professional savvy, a gift of gab, and a bit of technology to snare big game cheaters who commit fraud and even identity theft to illegally obtain coveted wildlife licenses.

One Way to Beat Higher Home Heating Prices Is Energy Conservation
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Eileen Alt Powell, Associated Press

When cold winds blow this winter, consumers are going to have to pay more to keep their homes warm. That makes energy conservation an important goal.

Earthtalk: What Are Some Ways to Save Paper at the Office?
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

Paper usage is at an all-time high around the world, and the average office worker prints and copies through some 10,000 pages every year. Hopes that the advent of electronic communications would drastically cut paper consumption have not panned out thus far, but individuals can still do their part by replacing printed communications with electronic ones whenever possible.

General Motors and Shanghai Partner to Build a Hybrid Bus in China
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

U.S. automaker General Motors Corp. said recently that it will build its first hybrid bus in China next year with its partner in Shanghai to promote the technology for cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

U.S. Wildlife Refuges Face Threats from People and Development
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Arthur H. Rotstein, Associated Press

A sweeping wildlife preserve in southwestern Arizona is among the nation's 10 most endangered refuges, due in large part to illegal drug and immigrant traffic and Border Patrol operations, a conservation group said Friday.

China's Dependence on Dangerous Coal Keeps Growing
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - John Ruwitch, Reuters

Dong Ye lights a cigarette and doesn't give a second thought to fate — his or his country's — as he steps off a dump truck onto the dirt road that winds into the Sandaoling coal quarry.

Loved by Laureate, Kenya's Forests Are Vanishing Fast
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Matthew Green, Reuters

Championed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Kenyan forests that once sheltered guerrillas fighting British colonialists are a battleground in a modern-day struggle against environmental devastation.

Iraq's New Environment Minister Struggles Over Dramatic Obstacles
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

As Iraq's new environment minister, Mishkat Al Moumin has dodged a suicide bomber that killed four of her bodyguards, run an 800-employee agency on a shoestring budget, and tackled rebuilding vast marshes that some scholars believe were the biblical Garden of Eden.

Hitachi to Develop Next-Generation Nuclear Reactor in United States with GE
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Hitachi Ltd. will build a next-generation nuclear power reactor jointly with General Electric Co., participating in a U.S. project to resume the construction of nuclear power plants, Hitachi officials said Monday.

Small Farmers are 'A Dying Breed,' Colorado Grower Says
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Sarah Colwell, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.

A growing urban population, diminishing water supply and high production costs are planting seeds of doubt about the future of Colorado's small farmers.

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