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Diarrhea Afflicts Flood Victims in Bangladesh
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Farid Hossain, Associated Press

Diarrhea blamed on late monsoon floods has killed one child and stricken hundreds of others in southwestern Bangladesh, relief officials report.

San Francisco Plan Aims to Slash Greenhouse Gases
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Three days after California regulators adopted tough rules to cut car pollution, San Francisco's mayor unveiled a plan this week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, saying cities must take action because the Bush administration is ignoring global warming.

Ecuador's Galapagos Park Rangers End Strike
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Galapagos park rangers have ended a strike that had blocked tourist sites in the exotic islands for more than two weeks after the Ecuadorean government accepted their demands for a change in park leadership.

Former Federal Superfund Official Found Guilty in Fraud Case
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The former head of the federal Superfund environmental cleanup program has been found guilty Monday of concocting a scheme to defraud a client who had hired her consulting company for an environmental cleanup project.

U.S. Steps Up Pressure on Indonesia Over Newmont
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Muklis Ali and Jerry Norton, Reuters

The U.S. ambassador to Indonesia called on the country's president on Monday, stepping up pressure over Jakarta's detention of employees of a U.S. mining company subsidiary on pollution accusations.

Florida Cleanup is Biggest in FEMA's History
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Deborah Hastings, Associated Press

Floridians were again settling into the discomforts of a post-hurricane reality: lines for bags of ice or a hot meal, damaged homes that will take months to repair, and stifling heat and darkness amid widespread power outages. The havoc caused by hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne have prompted the largest relief effort ever undertaken by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Dead Bodies Pose No Risk of Epidemics
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Dead bodies do not spread disease but mass burials after disasters, such as this week's killer floods in Haiti, cause unnecessary suffering to surviving relatives, the United Nations health agency said Friday. Citing mass graves being dug in the Caribbean island, where over 1,000 people were killed by tropical storm Jeanne, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it was a wasteful misconception that cadavers caused epidemics.

Environmentalists Press to Extend Federal Coal Tax for Strip-Mine Reclamation
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Bill Lambrecht, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Environmental advocates, labor groups and their supporters in Congress are racing against a Thursday deadline to extend a federal coal tax that reclaims abandoned strip mines and defrays health care costs for thousands of retired miners.

California Classic Car Lovers Dismayed by New Law
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Lovers of California's classic cars, celebrated in the Beach Boys song for "fun, fun, fun," worried that a new state law could take their T-birds and little deuce coupes away.

Students' Bus Powered by Vegetable Oil
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press

It's not unusual for the students traveling cross-country aboard an old school bus to get a craving for fried chicken. Or popcorn. Or french fries. That's because their vehicle is powered by vegetable oil, and the used oil they put in their tank can carry the telltale odors of the restaurant it came from.

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