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Gulf Falconers Push Rare Bird Toward Extinction
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The majestic saker falcon is being pushed toward extinction because of soaring demand from wealthy Gulf Arabs, who prize the bird for its hunting prowess, conservation group BirdLife International said this week.

Mexico's Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Make a Comeback
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Sea turtles are spawning in record numbers along Mexico's Pacific coast this year, thanks largely to stepped up protection against poachers, the nation's environmental watchdog said this week.

United States Seeks Help on Securing Nuclear Material
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United States will ask countries that possess or have produced bomb-useable nuclear material to join in a new effort to keep it out of the hands of extremists, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said this week.

Global Warming May Spur Fiercer Hurricanes, Say Experts
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Christopher Doering, Reuters

As Hurricane Ivan and its powerful winds churned through the Gulf of Mexico, scientists told Congress this week that global warming could produce stronger and more destructive hurricanes in the future.

A Guide to Planet-Friendly Cars
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Motavalli, E/The Environmental Magazine

Americans love their cars. America invented the drive-in restaurant and the drive-in bank. NASCAR racing is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the United States, and car magazines have millions of subscribers. 

Former Shell Chairman Appeals Censure
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The former chairman of Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Sir Philip Watts, petitioned a British regulatory body for permission to challenge some of its findings on Shell's oil reserves scandal.

The end of an era: California's century-old oil economy fades
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrea Almond, Associated Press

On a slip of flat yellow earth dotted with sagebrush and foxtail lies the rusting legacy of three generations of drilling: a graveyard of toppled oil derricks — and Bruce Holmes' solitary moneymaker.

Ford Will Return Disputed Electric Cars to Norway
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. agreed to return about 300 Norwegian-built electric cars to the Nordic country after protests about plans to scrap them, the country's transport minister said Thursday.

Film on Cat Torture Draws Protesters in Toronto
September 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Ka Yan Ng, Reuters

Protesters urged ticket-holders outside a Toronto cinema this week to boycott a documentary about a vicious animal cruelty case in which three friends filmed the skinning of a live cat as an alleged art project.

Asia Faces Bird Flu Crisis of Unprecedented Scale
September 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Asia faces an outbreak of unprecedented proportions as it grapples with avian influenza, which the World Health Organization (WHO) warns could develop into a pandemic unless detection and prevention methods are improved.

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