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Energy Department Likely To Miss Deadline for Nuclear Treatment Plant at Hanford Site
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

The federal government says it likely will miss the deadline to open a multi-billion-dollar nuclear waste treatment plant, delaying cleanup of highly radioactive materials leftover from a site that made Cold War weapons.

Bishop Says Hunger Strike Just the Start of Campaign To Save Brazilian River
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

A Brazilian bishop savored the success of his 11-day hunger strike Friday, sipping chicken soup and mulling the government's pledge to delay the rerouting of a major river in Brazil's arid northeast.

Alaska Threatens To Yank North Slope Leases from Oil Companies
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Volz, Associated Press

Alaska's oil and gas chief is threatening to revoke leases held by Exxon Mobil Corp. and other producers for not drilling the rich fields near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Conserving Through Conservancy: Managing Land and Wildlife in Namibia
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan Vertefeuille and Joanna Benn, WWF International

Flying into Windhoek, the capital of the southern African nation of Namibia, is like landing in a nature reserve. Located high on a central plateau, with the Auas Mountains serving as a backdrop, it is not uncommon to spot kudu and other antelope shortly upon arrival.

Study Shows Wyoming Gas Projects Harming Mule Deer
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

A new study suggests natural gas development in western Wyoming is forcing mule deer into less suitable winter range and affecting the animals' movements in an area known as the Pinedale Anticline.

European Polar Satellite Crashes Into Sea
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Christian Lowe, Reuters

A satellite designed to measure how fast the polar ice caps are melting crashed into the Arctic Ocean after its launch in northern Russia went wrong, the European Space Agency said on Saturday.

Why Is Africa Unable To Feed Itself?
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The green sugar cane fields of southern Malawi bear testimony to the fertile soil that blankets the sun-drenched land. But aid agencies say 5 million people there, or close to half the population, need food aid -- a shocking state of affairs in a country which should be a farmer's paradise.

Court Rejects EPA Limits on Air Pollution Monitoring
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A federal appeals court Friday rejected what it called a Bush administration attempt to "pull a surprise switcheroo" by weakening the government's authority to monitor air pollution from power plants, refineries and factories.

Patagonia Among 70 Vying for Green Business of the Year Award
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - San Bernardino County Sun, Calif.

Patagonia Inc., the outdoor gear and apparel maker based in Ventura, is among 70 nominees for Co-op America's first-ever "People's Choice Award" as Green Business of the year.

Oyster Farmer Ponders Future as Endangered Species Tag Looms
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Eltman, Associated Press

Dave Relyea and a co-worker make sweeping laps up and down a patch of water in their workboat, dumping a half-million fingernail-sized oyster seedlings out of plastic buckets into about 30 feet of water.

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