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Death Toll Rises to 691 in Haiti; Hundreds Left Homeless
September 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Amy Bracken, Associated Press

Blood swirled in knee-deep floodwaters as workers stacked bodies outside the hospital morgue Tuesday. Carcasses of pigs, goats, and dogs and pieces of smashed furniture floated in muddy streams that once were the streets of this battered city.

California may issue greenhouse-gas order to automakers
September 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Kerry Cavanaugh, Daily News, Los Angeles

California is expected this week to order automakers to cut "greenhouse gases" from passenger cars, trucks and SUVs, becoming the first state in the nation to try to combat global warming.

Dead Whale Washes Up in Rio
September 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A dead whale washed up on a tourist beach in Rio, the latest in a series of recent unexplained whale deaths on Brazil's southeastern coast.

House Bill Would Guarantee Pack Animal Access to Public Lands
September 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Seeking to head off environmental groups that want to limit access to federal lands, House lawmakers won approval Tuesday of legislation to assure that people can continue to use pack and saddle animals in their visits to parks and wilderness areas.

Residents' Lawsuit to Block Nuclear Fuel-Reprocessing Plant Reviewed by Japanese Court
September 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An appeals court recently began reviewing a lawsuit filed by residents in northern Japan who are opposed to a government-backed program to reprocess radioactive waste at a plant nearby, a lawyer said.

Environment Grabs Australian Election Focus
September 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Michelle Nichols, Reuters

The fate of Australia's virgin forests and precious water resources won the attention of political leaders recently, as the environment emerged as a central issue ahead of the Oct. 9 federal election.

South Africa and Namibia Seek to End Black Rhino Hunt Ban
September 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Namibia and South Africa want to lift a ban on hunting the rare black rhino, a move certain to draw protests from conservationists who say the species is still recovering from decades of rampant poaching.

Trade in a Further 15 Hazardous Chemicals Could Be Restricted, U.N. Says
September 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Sam Cage, Associated Press

Up to 15 hazardous chemicals, including several forms of asbestos, could be added this week to a list which restricts the trade of dangerous substances, U.N. officials said.

Naturalists Struggle to Save Iran Cheetahs
September 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Christian Oliver, Reuters

Only 60 cheetahs are believed to remain in Iran, their numbers bludgeoned by hunting, road-building, and drought, say environmentalists who are battling to save them from extinction.

Thousands of Fish Killed by Toxic Algae in Southern India
September 21, 2004 12:00 AM - V.M. Thomas, Associated Press

An outbreak of a destructive algae has killed thousands of fish in southern India, causing more than 90 children to fall ill because of the stench, officials said recently.

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