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::: ENN Daily Newsletter - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 :::

Engineers Increasingly Hope Demolished Buildings No Longer End Up on the Scrap Pile

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — Twenty-five hundred tons of concrete, 350 tons of steel, and nine tons of aluminum window frames will be left after a seven-story downtown building is taken down.

Polluted Beijing Races Clock to Clean Up Its Act

BEIJING — On a crisp, clear autumn day, with Olympic officials heading to town to look at construction sites for the 2008 Games, China's capital is racing against time to hit its clean air target of 227 days this year.

India Hopes to Breed Endangered Tibetan Antelope

SRINAGAR, India — Conservationists in the Indian Himalayas want to set up a program to breed an endangered Tibetan antelope that is slaughtered in huge numbers to make super-fine shahtoosh wool.

Rampant Development Threatens UAE Wildlife, Says Group

DUBAI, UAE — The United Arab Emirate's unique natural habitats are under threat from unfettered development, the local director of global conservation group WWF said.

Bleak World Environment Report Shows One Andean Success Story: The Vicuna

LIMA, Peru — While a new environmental report gives a gloomy assessment of human management of the Earth, buried among its charts and graphs is one Andean success story that bucks the trend of a decline in wildlife species: the vicuna, a smaller, fleet-footed cousin of the camel.

Canada's Environmental Record Is Bad, Says Official Report

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is not doing enough to protect the environment because of a lack of leadership and political will, a senior official said in a scathing report released Tuesday.

EarthTalk: What Is the Status of Australia's Koalas?

Seven million to 10 million koalas inhabited Australia at the time of white settlement two centuries ago. Today only about 100,000 remain. Native to the eucalyptus forests of Australia's eastern seaboard, koalas were hunted extensively by the continent's first European settlers, who shipped as many as 2 million of the highly prized pelts abroad each year.

China Strapped by Energy Shortages as Winter Nears

BEIJING — China's booming economy is driving demand for coal, oil, power, and transport that far outstrips national supplies, potentially leaving millions nationwide in the cold, the China Daily said on Tuesday.

Conservationists Sue Over North Pacific Right Whales

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Conservationists sued a federal agency this week for allegedly failing to protect North Pacific right whales, who were hunted nearly to extinction more than a century ago and remain among the world's most endangered animals.

U.S. Farm Policy, Present and Future

On this week's radio program Beyond Organic, join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network (, as we learn more about the good, the bad, and the future of the U.S. Farm Bill.


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