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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 -

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.

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.

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