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Environmental Group Draws Attention to 1872 Law by Threatening to Mine Posh Subdivision
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

An environmental group has staked claim to 20 acres of public land next to a posh subdivision to show just how antiquated the nation's mining laws are.

Thailand Shows There Is No Easy War Against Wildlife Crime
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters

With an AK-47 assault rifle slung over his shoulder, Sompong Prajobjan roamed one of Thailand's lush national parks for more than a decade.

Canadian River Water Board in Texas to Issue $43 million in Bonds for Rights
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Kay Ledbetter, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas

The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority is preparing to issue $43 million in bonds so it can buy another 32,000 acre-feet of water rights.

Western States Kept in Dark on Moving Nuclear Waste, Governors Say
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah and Nevada are at the end of the funnel for the tens of thousands of rail and truck shipments of nuclear waste heading for the proposed Yucca Mountain and Private Fuel Storage (PFS) disposal sites.

E.U. Urges Ukraine to Postpone Completion of a Shipping Canal
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The European Union is urging Ukrainian authorities to postpone completion of a shipping canal in the Danube Delta, citing environmental concerns.

Bangladesh Sees Tiger Numbers Up in Mangrove Swamps
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

The number of tigers in Bangladesh's mangrove swamps has risen by more than 50 to 419 in the last decade, thanks to the government's steps to save the endangered species, the Environment and Forest Minister said recently.

Wildlife Crime Fight Needs Global Effort
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters

Wildlife crime is a global threat, and nations outside Southeast Asia, a major hub for the illegal trade, must do their part to curb demand, Thai Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti said on Wednesday.

Biologists Call for Action to Protect Tropical Forests
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Fearful that growing pressure for development could cause the loss of vital plants and animals, biologists and conservationists are trying to rally new interest in protecting tropical forests and the keys they may hold for vital medicines.

Lava Oozes Out of Mount St. Helens
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Lava has begun to ooze out of Washington state's Mount St. Helens, building up the lava crust in the volcano's crater, government scientists said Wednesday.

Millions of State Dollars Helped Polluting Dairies Expand in California, Says Report
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nearly $70 million in state bond money earmarked for reducing pollution was used by California dairies to expand their operations, which resulted in more pollution, according to a published report.

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