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Permit granted for Chevron's liquefied natural gas terminal
September 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif.

Mexican authorities have issued a conditional environmental permit for a controversial $650 million liquefied natural gas terminal that ChevronTexaco Corp. wants to build near an island eight miles off the coast of Baja California, a company spokeswoman said Friday.

Riverside County, Calif., issues fines for improperly disposed medical waste
September 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Douglas E. Beeman, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif.

Three hospital systems in Riverside County have been fined this year for dumping unsterilized medical wastes such as blood-soaked bandages, bloody intravenous lines and human tissue into county landfills. Other hospitals may face similar waste-dumping allegations, county officials said.

Stamford, Conn.-based Poseidon Resources develops alternative water sources
September 18, 2004 12:00 AM - The Stamford Advocate, Conn.

Most cruise ships today have desalination equipment and more than 90 percent of the water in Arabian Peninsula countries comes from seawater desalting plants.

Interior Chief Signs Species Protection Plan for Lower Colorado
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press

Interior Secretary Gale Norton has signed an agreement with representatives of Arizona, Nevada, and California to protect wildlife habitat on the Colorado River and aid native species.

India, Bangladesh Agree to Study Common River as Part of Water-Sharing Talks
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bangladesh and India agreed this week to jointly study their common Teesta River over the next three months before engaging in water-sharing negotiations, officials said.

Gulf Falconers Push Rare Bird Toward Extinction
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The majestic saker falcon is being pushed toward extinction because of soaring demand from wealthy Gulf Arabs, who prize the bird for its hunting prowess, conservation group BirdLife International said this week.

Mexico's Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Make a Comeback
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Sea turtles are spawning in record numbers along Mexico's Pacific coast this year, thanks largely to stepped up protection against poachers, the nation's environmental watchdog said this week.

United States Seeks Help on Securing Nuclear Material
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United States will ask countries that possess or have produced bomb-useable nuclear material to join in a new effort to keep it out of the hands of extremists, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said this week.

Global Warming May Spur Fiercer Hurricanes, Say Experts
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Christopher Doering, Reuters

As Hurricane Ivan and its powerful winds churned through the Gulf of Mexico, scientists told Congress this week that global warming could produce stronger and more destructive hurricanes in the future.

A Guide to Planet-Friendly Cars
September 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Motavalli, E/The Environmental Magazine

Americans love their cars. America invented the drive-in restaurant and the drive-in bank. NASCAR racing is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the United States, and car magazines have millions of subscribers. 

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