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Computer Industry Dominates EPA's 'Best Workplaces for Commuters' List
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM -

Intel, Qualcomm, and Oracle lead the U.S. EPA's second annual list of Best Workplaces for Commuters from the Fortune 500 Companies.

More Use of Oil Eyed for Power Plants
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter J. Howe, The Boston Globe

Massachusetts environmental officials, hoping to stave off natural gas shortages and blackouts, are weighing whether to let four gas-powered plants switch to dirtier oil up to 50 percent more often this winter in a move that could sharply increase pollution.

Devastated by Donna 45 Years Ago, Town on Edge of Everglades Nervously Waits for Wilma
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Schneider, Associated Press

This town that bills itself the "Stone Crab Capital of the World" never fully recovered from Hurricane Donna's devastation in 1960, when flood damage was so severe that the county government was moved 30 miles north to Naples.

Suriname Denies UK Bird Flu Parrot Infected There
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Ank Kuipers, Reuters

A parrot from Suriname that was infected with bird flu and died in quarantine in Britain, did not contract the disease in the South American country, a Suriname government official said Saturday.

Delta Waters After Katrina Now OK for Recreation, Officials Say
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

While casting a nervous eye at Hurricane Wilma, federal and state officials reported Friday that the latest pollution data in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina indicated for the first time that the Mississippi Delta was again a safe place to swim.

Earthquake Dramatizes Human Ecological Assault on the Himalayas
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

This month's massive earthquake did not destroy Mohammad Shafi Mir's house and bury his mother, but what followed seconds later did: a torrent of boulders thundering down a mountainside.

Japan Struggling To Meet CO2 Emissions Target
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly last fiscal year, but the country is far from achieving its target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, a government report said Friday.

Debris from Hurricanes May Be Used To Fight Coastal Erosion in Louisiana
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

The mountains of debris created by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita could be the very stuff to protect Louisiana's ravaged coastline and keep hurricanes at bay.

U.S. Menus, Romans May Aid Future Fish Stocks
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Americans scorned lobster until the 1880s while the ancient Romans loved fish so much that their catches depleted the Mediterranean, according to a study that may give clues about how to restore damaged world fish stocks.

Louisiana Wants Illinois Mud as Building Block for Devastated Marshes
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Mud from the Illinois River may soon be transported south to Louisiana to fill in wetlands tattered and punctured by Hurricane Katrina.

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