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Lack of Security, Not Lack of Food, Keeps Relief from Those Who Need It Most in Gonaives, Haiti
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Amy Bracken, Associated Press

While desperately hungry flood victims wander the streets of Gonaives searching for help, tons of food aid is piling up in a warehouse guarded by U.N. peacekeepers.

Sprawl Is Linked to Chronic Ailments, Says Study
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Warning: Suburban sprawl may be hazardous to your health. A report released this week found that people who live in sprawling metropolitan areas are more likely to report chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, arthritis, headaches, and breathing difficulties than residents of more compact cities.

Toyota to Double U.S. Supply of Priuses to 100,000 in 2005
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will double the supply of its Prius hybrid cars to the U.S. market to 100,000 vehicles a year in 2005.

West Virginia Wood-products Company Accused of Endangered Species Violations
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Rick Steelhammer, The Charleston Gazette, W.Va.

A coalition of six conservation groups has filed a "notice of violations" letter charging Allegheny Wood Products with violating the terms of the Endangered Species Act by logging and road-building in threatened bat and snail habitat in its new Cheat Canyon holdings.

EPA Report Says Pollution Case Against Utilities Jeopardized by Clean Air Changes
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer

The Bush administration's push to ease a clean air rule hampered the settlement of pollution lawsuits against utilities, according to federal agency watchdog's report Thursday.

Newmont Seeks Release of Detained Staff in Indonesia
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Lawyers for the Indonesian unit of U.S. firm Newmont Mining Corp. formally requested on Thursday the release from detention of five gold mine executives being questioned by police over pollution allegations.

Ape Learning Center Welcomes Students
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Chuck Schoffner, Associated Press

Azy and Indah are heading to school this week: a unique experience for two clever orangutans whose classroom will eventually encompass more than 200 acres of lowlands, river forest, and lakes. This week the inquisitive primates became the first residents of the Great Ape Trust of Iowa.

Asian Elephants Are Threatened by Poachers and Western Zoos
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Karishma Vyas, Reuters

Illegal poaching and demand from Western zoos are fueling the extinction of the Asian elephant, animal welfare groups said on Thursday.

Mount St. Helens Is on Higher Eruption Alert
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Reed Stevenson, Reuters

Mount St. Helens could erupt within days, government scientists said this week, raising the alert after movement in the volcano's lava crust was detected following a week of small earthquakes.

General Mills Cereals Are Going Whole Grain
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Ellis Mnyandu, Reuters

General Mills Inc. said Thursday it will begin using whole grains in all of its breakfast cereals, including such well-known brands as Lucky Charms and Trix, becoming the latest foodmaker to promote healthier eating.

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