Indian Tribe Conducts First War Dance Since 1887 to Stop Expansion of Shasta Dam
September 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Brian Melley, Associated Press
As darkness fell across the crescent-shaped Shasta Dam, eight barefoot Winnemem Wintu warriors armed with bows began the tribe's first war dance since 1887.
Iraqi scientists to wage war on pollution
September 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Matthew Green, Reuters
Iraqi scientists will assess pollution ranging from oil spills to scrap metal from destroyed military vehicles in an effort to tackle environmental damage in the war-ravaged country, the United Nations said this week.
Rocky New Planets Prove Planet-Hunting Technique and Other Stories
September 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Megan Mansell Williams and Kathleen M. Wong, California Academy of Sciences
Weekend fishing trips may be contributing to one-quarter of the catch of threatened marine fish, a new study finds. U.S. Fisheries managers previously thought that recreational fishers caught just 2 percent of all fish taken from the sea. They based this conclusion on an online database compiled by the National Marine Fisheries Service.
San Diegan first to buy new gas-electric SUV
September 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Jennifer Davies, The San Diego Union-Tribune (Reuters contributed to this report)
Yesterday, Bill Hammons became the first person in the country to own an Escape Hybrid, Ford's first foray into the much-hyped technology, which uses a combination gas-electric system to power the vehicle.
Leak closes lanes in new Boston interstate tunnel project
September 16, 2004 12:00 AM - David Abel, Mac Daniel, Sean P. Murphy, The Boston Globe
Water gushed into the Central Artery's northbound tunnel for hours yesterday from a small breach in the eastern wall, backing up afternoon rush-hour traffic for miles and leaving Big Dig officials at a loss to explain where the water was coming from and what had caused the leak.
Umatilla, Oregon safety breach stalls burn of chemical weapons agent
September 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Andy Dworkin, The Oregonian
Crews have temporarily quit burning chemical weapons at Umatilla's newly started incinerator after two workers walked through the wrong door -- into a room called the Toxic Cubicle.
Expect the Unexpected in Antarctica
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Smithsonian magazine, Associated Press
Rosemarie Keough almost died taking a penguin's picture. Camped on Antarctic sea ice with a small expedition of adventurers and photographers, she loaded film into three cameras and hiked a half-mile in a snowstorm to capture a colony of emperor penguins.
Hydroponic Sea Oats Grown in Florida Panhandle to Save Energy
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Bill Kaczor, Associated Press
Thousands of sea oats, so vital for preventing coastal erosion, are being raised in this rural Florida Panhandle community more than 30 miles from the nearest beach and without a speck of sand.
If There Ever Was a Time for Composting, It Is Now
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Lee Reich, Associated Press
If there ever was a time for composting, it is now. Backyards are overflowing with old plant material, stuff once foolishly called "garbage:" old stems, leaves, and flowers from the garden; kitchen trimmings; leaves from trees.
Resistant Bacteria and Mercury Threaten the Great Lakes and Human Health, Report Says
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, airborne mercury, and urban sprawl are threatening the health of the Great Lakes and millions of people who live around them, a report to the Canadian and U.S. governments concluded this week.