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Beef Recall Data to Remain Secret in California After Governor's Veto
October 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Lee, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.

Details about where recalled beef and poultry have been sold will remain secret in California.

National Showcase Lets Sun Shine on Solar-powered Home in Winters, Calif.
October 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Pamela Martineau, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.

When his electricity meter runs backward, it's zero energy day at David Springer's house.

Illinois EPA Rejects Tougher Pollution Rules for Coal-Burning Plants
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Christopher Wills, Associated Press

The state Environmental Protection Agency has concluded it would be "irresponsible" for Illinois to act on its own and order coal-burning power plants to reduce the amount of soot and mercury they release into the air.

Government Issues Forecasts of Harmful Algae in Gulf of Mexico
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The government will begin issuing forecasts Friday of red tides, harmful blooms of algae, in the Gulf of Mexico.

Investing in Sustainability Abroad Can Pay Handsome Dividends
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Roddy Scheer, E/The Environmental Magazine

For socially and environmentally responsible investors leery of putting more money into a still-lagging American economy, international mutual funds focusing on investments in green companies abroad are good options to help minimize risk while at the same time expanding one's investment horizons. And today ethical investors have more choices than ever to do well by doing good with overseas mutual funds.

China and U.S. Seek to Protect Cancer-Fighting Tree
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

The United States and China want to expand trade regulations to protect Asian yew trees, a plant that provides the compound for one of the world's top-selling chemotherapy drugs but is threatened by poaching.

Thailand to Change Farming Ways to End Bird Flu
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Nopporn Wong-Anan, Reuters

Hard-hit Thailand plans a campaign to change poultry farming methods as it seeks to stamp out the deadly bird flu virus before migrating wildfowl return during the northern winter, a senior minister said on Thursday.

Mammoth Toxic Algae Bloom Sighted Off Washington State Coast
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A toxic algae bloom off the coast of Washington state has grown to about 30 miles wide, the largest and most potentially lethal algae yet found by scientists in the region.

World Faces Fish Shortage that Could Endanger Livelihoods of Millions, Scientists Say
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Sean Yoong, Associated Press

Overfishing is threatening more than two-thirds of the world's most valuable fish species, triggering fears that hundreds of millions of people in mainly developing countries will suffer food shortages and losses of income, scientists said Thursday.

Kyoto Is Saved Again — But Will It Save the Earth?
October 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Robin Pomeroy, Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to ask parliament to ratify the Kyoto Protocol should belatedly allow the anti-global-warming treaty to come into force, but it's far from saving the climate.

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