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Energy Department Clears Way for Moving Radioactive Waste in Utah
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Jennifer Talhelm, Associated Press

Almost 12 million tons of radioactive waste will be moved from the banks of the Colorado River, the source of drinking water for more than 25 million people across the West, the government said Wednesday.

Report Says New England's Cod Populations Decreased in 2004
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Eric Tucker, Associated Press

Adult cod in New England waters decreased in 2004 as overfishing continued, according to a report released Tuesday by federal regulators. Environmental groups warned that the cod stock, a longtime staple of New England, could again be near collapse.

New Orleans Air Putrid But Not Overly Polluted, Raising Hope Parts of City Could Reopen
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

The putrid air rising from New Orleans' slowly receding floodwaters was found Wednesday not to be overly polluted, encouraging news for a mayor weighing the reopening of the French Quarter and other dry parts of the city.

Senate Energy Committee Chairman: U.S. Poor Families Need More Energy Help
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie Vorman, Reuters

Congress may need to boost funding for a $230 million program that helps poor American families make their homes more energy efficient because of Hurricane Katrina's impact on energy prices, the chairman of the Senate Energy Committee said Tuesday.

Bush Administration To Fortify Stretch of U.S.-Mexico Border Despite Endangered Species Concerns
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Seth Hettena, Associated Press

The Bush administration said Wednesday it will fortify the westernmost stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, despite concerns the project will harm a refuge for endangered birds.

ENN TV Listings: Week of September 15th
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Where is reality more amazing than mythology? The Amazon! Richly diverse, uniquely grand, and incredibly challenging for filmmakers to document, the Amazon rainforest is declining rapidly. Amazon, a Kieth Merrill Film produced by Ogden Entertainment, explores this mysterious and precious land, tracking an American scientist and a tribal shaman on their mission to find rare medicinal plants.

U.N. Urges World Leaders To Get Clean Water to the Billions Suffering Without
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Foster Klug, Associated Press

U.N. officials said Wednesday that many of the problems world leaders are working to tackle at this week's U.N. summit can be solved by providing clean water and basic sanitation for the billions suffering without such services.

Bison Numbers Swell at Yellowstone
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The Yellowstone National Park bison population has reached an estimated 4,900 animals -- hundreds more than last winter and the highest level documented, a park spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Spending on Environment Yields Big Returns, Report Says
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Spending to protect the environment, from coral reefs to forests, can bring big returns to aid a worldwide assault on poverty, a U.N.-backed report said Wednesday.

Dangerous Levels of Bacteria, Lead Detected in Floodwaters
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

New government tests show dangerous amounts of sewage-related bacteria and lead from unknown sources in the floodwaters in New Orleans, and high levels of chemicals such as hexavalent chromium, used in industrial plating, and arsenic, used in treating wood.

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