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North Korea Says Blast Was for Hydroelectric Project
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Jack Kim, Reuters

A huge explosion in North Korea last week was a deliberate blast to pave the way for a hydroelectric dam, Pyongyang said on Monday.

NOAA Fisheries Files New Columbia Basin Salmon Plan with Court
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

By spending $6 billion on improvements over the next 10 years, the Columbia Basin's federal hydroelectric dams can be operated without jeopardizing the survival of threatened and endangered salmon, the government said in a report.

Blair to Press on Climate Change, Challenge Bush
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Mike Peacock, Reuters

Britain's Tony Blair will make an uncompromising speech on climate change on Tuesday, urging the world to act in concert and pressing Washington to change its stance.

Brazil Scrambles to Save Its Disappearing Savanna
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrew Hay, Reuters

Brazil launched an emergency plan recently to save what remains of its vast tropical savanna, much of which has been cleared for farming in recent decades.

Interior Secretary Orders Utah Rivers Protected from New Mining Claims
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Interior Secretary Gail Norton approved an order recently that prohibits mining companies from making claims on nearly 200 miles of scenic rivers in southeastern Utah.

The Truth About Garbage
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Ashes to ashes: The cycle of life returns human bodies to the soil, where they decompose and eventually return to new life as a tulip or perhaps as an apple (unless they've been embalmed, but that's another story).

Captain and First Mate of Uruguayan Fishing Boat Are Fined for Poaching Chilean Sea Bass
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The captain and first mate of a Uruguayan fishing boat were fined 30,000 Australian dollars (US$20,700; euro 17,000) each recently, after pleading guilty to poaching prized Chilean sea bass from Australian waters.

Green Meeting in Brazil to Propose Environmental Court
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A meeting this week sponsored by major energy companies will propose creating an international court to assess and punish environmental crimes, organizers said.

Stronger Ivan Eyes Cuba After Slamming Caymans
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Anthony Boadle, Reuters

Hurricane Ivan, leaving a trail of battered islands and at least 68 dead in a rampage across the Caribbean, churned closer to Cuba Monday with 160-mph winds, on a path that could take it to U.S. shores.

EarthTalk: Is There a Connection Between Environmental Toxins and Breast Cancer?
September 14, 2004 12:00 AM - the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the United States, and 20 percent are likely to die from it. Breast cancers among women have climbed steadily in the United States and other industrialized nations since the 1940s.

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