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California OKs Toughest Auto Emissions Rules
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

California has adopted the world's first rules to reduce greenhouse emissions for autos, taking what supporters see as a dramatic step toward cleaning up the environment but also ensuring higher costs for drivers.

Anthrax Outbreak Hits Animal Preserves
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An outbreak of anthrax has killed at least 1,500 wild game animals in nature preserves in southeastern Zimbabwe.

Rumbling at Mount St. Helens Triggers Alert
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Reed Stevenson, Reuters

Government scientists have warned hikers and researchers not to go near the crater of the Mount St. Helens volcano because there is an "increased likelihood" an explosion could occur, sending rocks and debris down the side of the mountain.

Thai Suspected Bird Flu Case Fans Human Link Fear
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Vissuta Pothong, Reuters

Thailand, rattled by fears a girl passed bird flu to her mother, says it has no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the deadly H5N1 virus in the country.

Number Of Dead From Haiti Floods Tops 1,070, With 1,250 Others Missing
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Amy Bracken, Associated Press

Trucks dumped scores of bodies into a mass grave in this flood-ravaged city still littered with corpses, as officials said the death toll from Tropical Storm Jeanne rose to more than 1,070 and could double again.

Florida Residents Line Up for Food, Water
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Schneider, Associated Press

People lined up more than a half-mile for food and water, while others searched in vain for generators in the sweltering heat Monday as Florida residents began cleaning up all over again, demoralized by the fourth hurricane in six weeks to batter the state.

Survey Highlights Savings, Efficiency Benefits of Green Buildings
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

Turner Construction Company has announced the findings of its survey of 719 building owners, developers, architects, engineers and consultants on green building issues. The online survey was conducted by Bayer Consulting during July 2004. For the purposes of the survey, green buildings were defined as buildings which use design and construction practices to significantly reduce or eliminate negative effects on the environment and occupants.

Greenhouse Gas Levels Rising Over Antarctica
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A group of Japanese researchers has found that carbon dioxide levels over the Antarctica rose by over 2.6 percent from six years ago — the first such detection of an increase in a "greenhouse" gas above the southern continent, group members said Tuesday.

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.

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