Sri Lanka Seeks Peace This Time With Elephants
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Simon Gardner, Reuters
Wild elephants and farmers are killing each other at an alarming rate in Sri Lanka, so hundreds of wildlife officers and villagers fanned out into forests this week to find ways to broker peace.
Kyrgyzstan Seizes Nuclear-Bomb-Grade Plutonium
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Olga Dzyubenko, Reuters
Security forces in the ex-Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan have detained a man who tried to sell nuclear-bomb-grade plutonium on the black market, a senior security official said on Wednesday.
Alaska Weighs Ban on Hunters Luring Bears With Food
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters
Stale doughnuts, lard, honey-drenched dog food: Is this any kind of meal for a wild Alaskan bear?
Governments Need to Act to Avert Water Crisis
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters
Strong action is needed to avert a global water crisis that has deprived 1 billion of the world's poor of drinking water and has killed millions through diarrhea, an international expert warned.
Science Struggles Under W.'s Thumb
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed
Who's got the science chops, George or John? A leading science journal is leaving it up to readers to decide.
Wildlife Coalition Urges Protection of Marine Life Through Trade Restrictions
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press
Wildlife conservation groups on Wednesday called for greater protection for marine species, particularly whales and fish threatened with extinction due to commercial trade.
Environmentalists Sue Over Sierra Nevada Logging Plan
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press
Environmental groups sued the U.S. Forest Service this week, claiming a six-year-old federal law aimed at preventing wildfires has degenerated into a backdoor effort to eventually increase logging across 340,000 acres of Sierra Nevada national forests.
Italy's Stromboli Offers Thrills of Living With Volcano
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Svetlana Kovalyova, Reuters
Perching on the slopes of Stromboli, Pasquale Giuffre eats, sleeps, and breathes in the shadow of the volcano which is constantly spitting red fountains of lava and clouds of smoke.
One-Quarter of Iraqis Are Dependent on Food Rations, Says U.N. World Food Program
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Phil Stewart, Reuters
One in four Iraqis are dependent on food rations to survive, and many of them have to sell what little food they have for basic necessities like medicine and clothes, the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) said this week.
Russian Cabinet Approves Kyoto Protocol, Will Send it to Parliament for Ratification
September 30, 2004 12:00 AM - VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer
Russia's Cabinet approved the Kyoto Protocol on global warming Thursday, clearing the way for parliamentary ratificaion of the document, the Interfax news agency reported.