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January 16, 1999

  • Arrival of Tuli Elephants in Europe Protested
    BASEL, Switzerland, January 15, 1999 (ENS) - Fifteen people from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) symbolically dripping red paint, protested the arrival of three baby elephants from South Africa at the Basel Zoo Thursday. The elephants are part of a controversial group of seven young elephants flown first to Leipzig, Germany from the African Game Services facility at Brits where a court said they were cruelly treated. Full Story elephants

  • Greenpeace Shuts Wrong Pipe in Dow Chemical Action
    SAO PAULO, Brasil, January 15, 1999 (ENS) - A Dow Chemicals plant in Guaruja, Sao Paulo was targeted by Greenpeace activists from Brazil, Argentina, Spain, the United States, Germany and Ghana, Thursday. The activists cemented a discharge pipe shut. They are now sitting in a boat in front of the Dow plant bearing signs against toxics. The activists claim that the pipe, in a mangrove area behind Dow's latex plant, was discharging toxic chemicals into a river. Full Story demo

  • Minorities Encouraged to Enjoy National Parks
    SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 15, 1999 (ENS) - Audrey and Frank Peterman of Miami, Florida were honored today by the National Parks and Conservation Association for their efforts to engage African-Americans in outdoor recreation, environmentalism, and protection of America's national parks. They received the $5,000 Marjory Stoneman Douglas Citizen Conservationist of the Year Award. Full Story fishing

  • World Bank Wants Public Comment on Energy Policy
    WASHINGTON, DC, January 15, 1999 (ENS) - The World Bank is taking the unusual step of seeking public comment on its environmental strategy for the energy sector. Comments from the public on the Bank's draft paper "Fuel for Thought: A New Environmental Strategy for the Energy Sector" are welcome through Monday, February 1. Full Story

  • Germany to Cancel Nuclear Reprocessing Contracts
    BONN, Germany, January 14, 1999 (ENS) - The German governing coalition caused consternation in the British and French nuclear industries last night by announcing that it had decided to ban the reprocessing of the country's spent nuclear fuel from January 1 next year. Spent fuel rods are currently reprocessed in the UK and France under contracts valid until well into the next century and worth billions of euros. Full Story Trittin

  • Japan Plans to Ship MOX Fuel Without Escort
  • Fire Aboard Antarctic Icebreaker Halts Research
  • Great Barrier Reef Crisis Growing
  • Tucson Rejects Huge Development
  • Kathmandu Environmentalists Try Radio Activity
  • AmeriScan: January 14, 1999
  • Port Pleads Guilty in Sea Empress Spill
  • Coalition Demands SEC Enforce Environmental Accounting
  • Cogema Must Answer Charges Activist Endangered
  • Sea Turtle Smuggler Set Free
  • AmeriScan: January 13, 1999
  • Operation Jumbo Divides S. Africa's Animal Groups
  • Opinion: Trade Incentives to Counter Climate Change
  • Toxic Ship-Scrapping Protested in Singapore
  • Mystery Contrails May Be Modifying Weather
  • AmeriScan: January 12, 1999
  • Billion Dollar Plan for Cleaner, Greener Living
  • Europe Faces Tough Limits on Acidifying Gases
  • AmeriScan: January 11, 1999
  • Aircraft Contrails May Fuel Global Warming
  • World's Largest Freshwater Fish at Risk
  • Healing Our World: Weekly Comment


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