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Columbia River Spring Salmon at New Lows
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

Usually by now the Columbia River's spring chinook salmon are heading upstream over fish ladders in the tens of thousands to spawn. But not this year.

Who Let the Dogs Out? -- An ENN Commentary
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

Three decades ago, the late City and County of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk took a giant step forward by walking directly into a pile of dog waste, an event recorded by local news cameras. Supervisor Milk’s small sacrifice resulted in the City’s “pooper scooper” laws, and led to a cleaner, more livable, San Francisco.

Land Bordering Grand Canyon's North Rim to Be Acquired for Conservation
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth DeFalco, Associated Press

Bolstered by a $1 million grant from retail giant Wal-Mart, conservation groups plan to protect almost 900,000 acres of wilderness, including land stretching along 125 miles of the Grand Canyon's North Rim.

Resident in Way of Everglades Restoration Project Finally Agrees to Millions for Home
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Barton, Associated Press

A man who fought for years to keep his home and businesses in the swampy Everglades has accepted a $4.95 million buyout offer from the state, which plans to restore the wetlands ecosystem.

Lawmakers and Environmentalists Push New Marine Pollution Law on Cruise Ship Waste
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - John Pain, Associated Press

The cruise industry has gotten so big that all its ships together could hold each of Miami's 360,000 residents with room to spare. And just like cities, cruise lines have to deal with a nasty problem: the millions of gallons of sewage those people produce.

Coalition Presses Electric Companies over Global Warming Risks
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Jewell, Associated Press

A coalition of environmentally oriented shareholders on Wednesday called on dozens of the nation's biggest electric utilities to report within a year on the financial risks they face from complying with regulations to address global warming.

Singapore Exhumes the Dead to Make Room for the Living
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

Singapore is exhuming tens of thousands of graves at the only cemetery open for burial in the city-state, part of a decades-old plan to recycle space for the dead and create more room for the living in the crowded territory.

Who Let the Dogs Out?
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

(By Steven J. Moss) Three decades ago, the late City and County of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk took a giant step forward by walking directly...

Lawmakers and Environmentalists Press New Marine Pollution Law on Cruise Ship Waste
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - John Pain, Associated Press

The cruise industry has gotten so big that all its ships together could hold each of Miami's 360,000 residents with room to spare. And just like cities, cruise lines have to deal with a nasty problem: the millions of gallons of sewage those people produce.

EarthNews Radio: PBS's "Deep Jungle"
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The new PBS series "Deep Jungle" brings you up close to some of the most fascinating creatures in nature.

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