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February 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
Workers toiled Wednesday to prevent more cyanide from spilling from a gold mine and reaching European rivers as children played in the snow nearby. The poison streamed from the containment dam at the mine near Baia Mare in late January, flowing into Hungary and Yugoslavia in the Szamos and Tisa rivers and back into Romania in the Danube. "Very serious damage was done," Pekka Haavisto, chairman of the U.N. Environment Program, said as he toured the mine.
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February 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
Workers toiled Wednesday to prevent more cyanide from spilling from a gold mine and reaching European rivers as children played in the snow nearby. The poison streamed from the containment dam at the mine near Baia Mare in late January, flowing into Hungary and Yugoslavia in the Szamos and Tisa rivers and back into Romania in the Danube. "Very serious damage was done," Pekka Haavisto, chairman of the U.N. Environment Program, said as he toured the mine.
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October 4, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Methane, a major chemical linked to global warming, is leaking in massive amounts in several Eastern European cities, much of it thought to be from antiquated natural gas systems, according to researchers from UC Irvine. Since methane accounts for up to 25% of the gases causing the so-called greenhouse effect, plugging leaky pipes in Eastern bloc nations could make an important dent in efforts to forestall global warming, the UCI scientists reported today in the scientific journal Nature.
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October 4, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Methane, a major chemical linked to global warming, is leaking in massive amounts in several Eastern European cities, much of it thought to be from antiquated natural gas systems, according to researchers from UC Irvine. Since methane accounts for up to 25% of the gases causing the so-called greenhouse effect, plugging leaky pipes in Eastern bloc nations could make an important dent in efforts to forestall global warming, the UCI scientists reported today in the scientific journal Nature.
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September 7, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and Western Europe pitched in to launch an Eastern European environmental center Thursday but put the struggling new democracies on notice that they will have to foot the massive cleanup bill largely by themselves. The center's $12-million start-up fund is only a droplet of cure for an ocean of environmental illness gripping the Continent, raining poison on forests and shrouding cities in clouds of industrial smoke.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2009 | Associated Press
General Motors Co. said Tuesday it will keep its European Opel unit and restructure it instead of selling a 55% stake to Canadian auto parts maker Magna International and its partner, Russian lender Sberbank. GM's board of directors made the decision after determining that a 3 billion euros ($4.43 billion) restructuring plan was significantly lower than bids submitted for the division. GM Chief Executive Fritz Henderson added that Europe's business environment and GM's overall health have both improved since it put the division up for sale.
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December 3, 2000 | KARIN ESTERHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victoria, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and the Canadian Rockies are the backdrops for a Yuletide excursion Dec. 21 to 29. The eastbound trip begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary. (A westbound version operates on the same dates.) Victoria is reached via BC Ferries, and once there, guests have a city tour that includes the Butchart Gardens. Members will take in the city's seasonal festivities and a Christmas dinner during the next three days.
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April 9, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writers
Secretary of State George P. Shultz, who leaves Saturday for high-level talks in Moscow, said Wednesday that Soviet espionage at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow "invaded our sovereign territory and we're damned upset about it." Nevertheless, Shultz said he is determined to go ahead with the trip both because it will afford a chance to make progress in arms control negotiations and because it will give him an opportunity to underline U.S. concern about Soviet human rights violations.
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December 30, 1990 | CARLA ARSAGA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Across from Bathhouse Row, new art galleries hold the paintings and sculptures of local and international artists. At Magee's Cafe, poets from 8 to 87 years old gather each week to read their works to standing-room-only crowds. This old spa, where once the high and the low came to take the waters, bet the horses and party the night away, is enjoying a cultural renaissance. A burgeoning colony of artists is revitalizing the run-down downtown area.
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September 7, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and Western Europe pitched in to launch an Eastern European environmental center Thursday but put the struggling new democracies on notice that they will have to foot the massive cleanup bill largely by themselves. The center's $12-million start-up fund is only a droplet of cure for an ocean of environmental illness gripping the Continent, raining poison on forests and shrouding cities in clouds of industrial smoke.
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