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Scientists Mystified by Herring Decline
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A steep decline in Puget Sound-area herring, a critical food source for larger fish, marine mammals and sea birds, has scientists mystified.

Multiple Dangers Loom in Coastal Regions
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Karen Matthews, Associated Press

While the earthquake in Indonesia and last December's Asian tsunami have focused attention on natural disasters, hundreds of smaller disasters cause widespread devastation every year.

Major War Brewing over Efforts to Save Spokane River
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

Few cities have waterfalls thundering through the downtown core. Even fewer have one like Spokane's, which can be -- and often is -- shut off at the spigot.

Japan Government Panel Approves Proposal to Cut Emissions under Kyoto Protocol
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Japanese government panel on Tuesday approved a preliminary plan that aims to lower emissions from cars, buildings and factories over the next five years to meet targets set by the Kyoto Protocol on global warming.

Nine States File Lawsuit Challenging New EPA Mercury Regulations
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press

Nine states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Tuesday, challenging new regulations they say fail to protect children and expectant mothers from dangers posed by mercury emissions from power plants.

Salmon From Farms Breed Sea Lice, Study Says
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Salmon farms help stock supermarkets but also breed parasitic sea lice that infect young wild salmon and could endanger other important ocean species such as herring, scientists said Tuesday.

EPA Says Children May Be Vulnerable than Adults to Carcinogens
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Children may be more vulnerable than adults to cancer risks from certain gene-damaging chemicals, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

Earth's Health is Deteriorating as Growing Human Demands for Food, Water Strain Ecosystems, U.N. Study Finds
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Kenji Hall, Associated Press

Growing populations and expanding economic activity have strained the planet's ecosystems over the past half century, a trend that threatens international efforts to combat poverty and disease, a U.N.-sponsored study of the Earth's health warned on Wednesday.

UPS to Implement Environmental Initiatives
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

UPS, the world's largest private package-delivery company, is implementing two initiatives to protect the environment.

GM, Energy Dept. to Make Fuel Cell Vehicles
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Energy Department have signed a five-year, $88 million deal to build a fleet of 40 hydrogen fuel vehicles, the world's largest automaker said Wednesday.

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