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`No Surprises' Rules Revived for Development Despite Endangered Species
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press Writer

The Bush administration said Friday it will allow developers to complete construction and other projects even after belated discoveries that the work could endanger protected species.

Sacramento, Calif., Homeowners in 'Zero Energy Homes' Cheer Low Utility Bills
December 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Reed Fujii, The Record, Stockton, Calif.

Micah Van Der Kamp of Sacramento looks forward to his monthly electric bill.

Notes from Anna: Without Labels
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Anna Seluyanova, ENN

Christo and Jeanne-Claude believe that "labels are very important, but for bottles of wine, not for artists." You may already know Christo and Jeanne-Claude by their large-scale temporary environmental works, like Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, or Surrounded Islands in Miami, Florida.

Shrimp Imports Tightened to Save Turtles
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Sea turtles stand to gain protection from accidental killings through a new federal policy announced Thursday to require stricter documentation on imports of shrimp and shrimp products.

California Regulators Agree to Require Diesel Emission Upgrades
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

Air pollution regulators approved mandatory requirements Thursday to clean up illegal diesel engines, a move made in frustration with the failure of a voluntary plan backed by the trucking industry.

Major Fuel Spill Reported at Site of Broken, Grounded Freighter; Six Crew Still Missing
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

A major spill of dense, viscous fuel from a freighter that ran aground was menacing sensitive wildlife habitat in the Aleutian Islands, but finding the six crew members lost at sea remained a priority -- despite their diminishing odds for survival.

Study: Wild Monkeys Resort to Use of Tools
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wild South American monkeys routinely use fist-sized rocks to crack open seeds and to dig in dry Brazilian soil for grubs and edible tubers, researchers report in the journal Science.

Government Relying on Industry to Protect Water Supplies
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency issued new voluntary guidelines Thursday that rely on industry to secure drinking water and wastewater treatment plants against attack.

To the Beat of Drums, African Woman Receives Nobel Peace Prize
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, received her award Friday to the beat of drums and dancers that broke with the usual stodgy ceremony, and she urged her audience "to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder."

The Week Ahead: Dec. 13 - Dec. 17, 2004
December 10, 2004 12:00 AM - ENN Editors

Environmental Conferences and Events, Dec. 13 - Dec. 17, 2004.

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