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Tenth Shipment of Reprocessed Japanese Nuclear Waste Heading Home
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Reprocessed nuclear waste headed for Japan was loaded aboard a ship Thursday for the nearly two-month journey home, France's state-run reprocessing plant said.

EPA Agrees to Consider Requiring Pollution Cuts in 13 Eastern States
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government agreed Thursday to decide by this summer whether it should force coal-fired power plants in 13 Eastern states to reduce unhealthy air pollution that also is blamed for obscuring views of the Smoky Mountains.

Gulf States Talk about Reducing the Shrimp Fleet to Aid Struggling Shrimpers
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Despite winning tariffs on imports of farm-raised shrimp from six Asian and South American nations this year, Southern shrimpers are still struggling and are now considering whether to limit the number of boats trawling for shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico.

Brazil Plans Vast Amazon Reserve to Stem Logging
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters, Tiago Pariz

Brazil's president Thursday decreed the creation of one of the world's largest environmental protection areas in the Amazon to combat illegal logging and rising violence after the killing of a prominent U.S. human rights activist.

Delray Workers Plant Endangered Native Vine to Prevent Dune Erosion
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mireidy Fernandez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

They're just little white flowers, but they have a lot of power when it comes to restoring dunes.

EPA Terminates Contract with Computer Recycling Firm
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

A large company that employs federal prisoners has lost a contract to recycle computers for the federal government, after a challenge from small, privately owned recyclers who said the $800 million corporation represented unfair competition.

Boosting Wind-Energy Standards to Mean 'Significant New Benefits,' Group Says
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie Breaux, Odessa American

The time is ripe for members of the Texas Legislature to approve a bill increasing renewable energy production standards, Public Citizen of Texas say.

The Week in Review in Business and Industry, February 14-18
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The world reacted to the beginning of the Kyoto era this week.

Farmland Advocate Promotes Agricultural Easements
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve E. Swenson, The Bakersfield Californian

A local farmland advocate wants to gauge the community's interest in preserving farmland through voluntary agricultural easements.

Rampant Lobster Disease Mystifies Scientists
February 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter B. Lord, The Providence Journal

Scientists and fishermen tried to tackle the problem of Southern New England's dying lobsters yesterday afternoon, but after hours of talk it looked like they were stuck in the first 15 minutes of a crime-scene mystery.

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