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  • Human Activities Contributed to Tsunami's Ravages: Environmental Expert (Here It Comes)

    12/27/2004 4:03:18 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 51 replies · 2,833+ views
    AFP via Yapoo ^ | 12/27/04 | AP
    PARIS (AFP) - Human activities, notably the building of coastal resorts and the destruction of natural protection, contributed to the enormous loss of life from killer tidal waves that hit the shores of the Indian Ocean after an earthquake, an environmental expert said. Jeff McNeely, chief scientist of the Swiss-based World Conservation Union (IUCN), who lived for several years in Indonesia and Thailand, two of the countries hit by Sunday's disaster, said it was "nothing new for nature" in a geologically active region. "What has made this a disaster is that people have started to occupy part of the landscape...
  • Several Factors Contributed to 'Lost' Voters in Ohio

    12/14/2004 8:17:32 PM PST · by crushelits · 49 replies · 1,714+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 15, 2004 | Michael Powell and Peter Slevin
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tanya Thivener's is a tale of two voting precincts in Franklin County. In her city neighborhood, which is vastly Democratic and majority black, the 38-year-old mortgage broker found a line snaking out of the precinct door. She stood in line for four hours -- one hour in the rain -- and watched dozens of potential voters mutter in disgust and walk away without casting a ballot. Afterward, Thivener hopped in her car and drove to her mother's house, in the vastly Republican and majority white suburb of Harrisburg. How long, she asked, did it take her to...
  • CA: Nonprofit made illegal gifts, records show Charity contributed to politicians

    10/31/2004 8:06:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 448+ views ^ | 10/31/04 | Todd Wallack
    A San Francisco nonprofit group that touts its ties to Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, Assemblyman Leland Yee and other well-known politicians made thousands of dollars in illegal campaign donations during the past three years, state and local records show. Campaign finance reports show that America Education Foundation International, a corporate-funded charity set up to help low-income schools and students, made $3,665 in banned political donations from November 2001 to September 2004. The donations include $500 to former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown; $800 to Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante; $500 to San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier; $500 to San Francisco...