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Small Town in Jungle Creates Dilemma for Authorities
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A judge's order to evict the population of a town established illegally in an Amazon forest reserve has left environmental officials scrambling to find a place for its 1,000 residents.

House Members File Bill To Restore Horse, Burro Protection Law
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Rebecca Rosen Lum, Contra Costa Times

Reps. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., introduced legislation this week to restore the Wild and Free Ranging Horse and Burro Protection Act of 1971, gutted last month by a "stealth" rider inserted into a massive appropriations bill.

Mad Cows a Symptom of a Sick Food System
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

The discovery of yet another Canadian cow infected with BSE, or mad cow disease, has again raised alarm bells about the safety of our beef and has producers worried about extended import bans to the United States. But really, we should be asking ourselves what caused the problem in the first place and how we can make our meat production safe and sustainable.

Scientists Say Valdez Spill Impacts Slow To Fade
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Crude oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill still lingers in Alaska's Prince William Sound and nearby areas, with parts of the environment still far from recovery, several scientists said at a three-day conference.

One Month Later, Picture of Tsunami's Toll on the Environment Emerges
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Bert Herman, Associated Press

Rustling branches betray the likely presence of an orangutan in the distance, while twittering insects and streams provide the soundtrack of the tropical forests of Aceh province, a temple of nature rising above the tsunami-ravaged shores below.

Notes From Anna: 'Do You Ever Wonder...'
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Seluyanova, ENN

E-mail! We're all addicted to e-mail! Especially me. It is not the case that my life off-line is uneventful. But there's a pleasant quality to a conversation, in comparison to a monologue.

EPA Approves Pollution Control Plan for Everglades
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Neil Santaniello, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week approved the bulk of a controversial state rule designed to curb phosphorus pollution in the Everglades.

Bush Air Pollution Plan Up Against Deadlocked Senate Committee
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Supporters of President Bush's air-pollution plan on Wednesday renewed their push to win its enactment but appear to lack the votes to advance it in the Senate.

Group Promotes Green Building
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - J. Philip Bloomer, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.

Build green, they say.

Alcoa Grants Help Conservation, Life-Skills Programs, Dental Clinic
January 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Lancaster New Era, Pa.

Alcoa Inc.'s Lancaster facility and the Alcoa Foundation recently announced more than $107,000 in grants and contributions to local nonprofit organizations.

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