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Nuclear Power Plants Turning to Dry Casks for Storing Used Fuel
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

About 40 percent of the nation's nuclear power plants have begun moving spent fuel out of cooling pools and into massive dry casks, embracing a storage approach that a National Academy of Sciences panel said offers safety advantages.

Activists Gear up to Fight Seal and Elephant Culls
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Animal rights groups have begun fresh public campaigns timed for the start of the annual seal hunt off the coast of Canada this week and suggestions that South Africa may kill elephants for population control.

African Union Appoints Nobel Laureate to Key Advisory Position
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press

The African Union has appointed Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist, to chair an advisory commission on social and environmental policies.

Scientists Debate Quake Vs. Aftershock
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

Earthquake or aftershock? For thousands of Indonesians digging out from the latest devastating geologic jolt, the question is academic. Monday's earthquake was a catastrophic exclamation point on what has been a harrowing three months on Sumatra and surrounding islands.

Contractors Face Pressure to Lower Diesel Engine Pollution
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Construction companies are being pressured to retrofit diesel-operated trucks and machines with pollution control equipment or risk losing business.

Environment Must be Taken into Account as Asia Economy Grows, Officials Say
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The environment can't be ignored as bustling Asian economies grow, despite concerns the issue could slow business expansion aimed at reducing poverty, officials said Tuesday at a U.N.-sponsored conference.

Premier, Inc. Among "Champions for Change" Recipients
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Premier, Inc. has been recognized for helping healthcare facilities with their environmental efforts, including waste minimization and the elimination of the use of mercury.

EarthNews Radio: Healthy Vending
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you think "healthy vending machine" is an oxymoron? It doesn't have to be.

India, U.S. Agree to Push Defense, Energy Ties
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

India and the United States have agreed to a series of steps to boost defense and energy ties, the foreign ministry said, as Washington announced it would sell F-16 fighters to Pakistan.

Pakistan Seize Indian Fishing Trawlers with 70 Tons of Tuna
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Zarar Khan, Associated Press

Pakistan's coast guard seized two Indian fishing trawlers with crew members from India, the Philippines, China and Thailand in Pakistani waters and seized the ships' cargo of 70 tons of tuna, officials said Sunday.

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