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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.

Largest Supplier of Construction Materials to Pay Record $373,000 Fine
September 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif.

The world's largest supplier of construction materials paid a record fine this week to settle claims it illegally mined sand out of San Francisco Bay.

Bush, Kerry energy policies vary by matter of degree
September 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Manor, Chicago Tribune

As oil prices soar, so does the importance of energy as an issue in the presidential campaign.

Export of Genetically Alterned Corn to Mexico Stirs Controversy, Concern
September 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Hugh Dellios, Chicago Tribune

Even before its release, a report addressing the potential impact of genetically altered U.S. corn exports to Mexico has stirred up a dustdevil of controversy, including fears that the Bush administration is trying to bury it.

The Environmental Pros and Cons of Damming Rivers for Hydropower, and Nut Allergies in Children
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

Hydropower has been part of Americaís energy mix since the 1880s when the worldís first hydroelectric plant began operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. By the 1940s, hydropower accounted for about 40 percent of Americaís energy needs.

Locusts Encroach on West African Rice-Growing Area
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Tiemoko Diallo, Reuters

West Africa's worst locust plague for 15 years has encroached on one of the region's largest rice-growing areas.

California OKs Toughest Auto Emissions Rules
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

California has adopted the world's first rules to reduce greenhouse emissions for autos, taking what supporters see as a dramatic step toward cleaning up the environment but also ensuring higher costs for drivers.

Anthrax Outbreak Hits Animal Preserves
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An outbreak of anthrax has killed at least 1,500 wild game animals in nature preserves in southeastern Zimbabwe.

Rumbling at Mount St. Helens Triggers Alert
September 28, 2004 12:00 AM - Reed Stevenson, Reuters

Government scientists have warned hikers and researchers not to go near the crater of the Mount St. Helens volcano because there is an "increased likelihood" an explosion could occur, sending rocks and debris down the side of the mountain.

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