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Superfund Spent $507 Million Last Year Cleaning Hazardous Waste Sites
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The federal Superfund program for the nation's worst hazardous waste sites spent $507 million and finished cleaning up 40 of them last year.

Experts Say Spanish Fishing Devastates Sharks
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press

Spanish fishermen are devastating stocks of deep-water sharks in the northeast Atlantic, using wasteful and unregulated methods that leave more than half of their catch to rot, according to an investigation by Irish, Norwegian and British marine experts.

Chesapeake Plans To Increase Columbia Natural Resources' Production
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

After agreeing to pay $2.2 billion in cash for Columbia Natural Resources LLC, Chesapeake Energy Corp. officials said Tuesday that they plan an aggressive expansion of Appalachian natural gas production.

It's Fast Food for Your Car
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Christie Smythe, Cape Cod Times

It has been championed by the president and environmentalists alike as a solution to foreign dependency on oil and the ills of fossil fuel. But biodiesel, a diesel-fuel alternative made from vegetable or animal fats, has had two major problems: At as much as $1 more than regular diesel, it can be hard on the wallet. It can also be hard to find.

EPA Releases Annual Superfund Report
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

EPA's Superfund program has released its Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report; outlining the current progress of the Superfund program.

Business and Legal Reports Foresees Major Air Emission Reductions
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Environmental managers in 28 states will soon be forced to drastically reduce their pollutant emissions under EPA's new Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR).

EarthNews Radio: Managing Indoor Air Quality
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Indoor air pollution is actually more of a challenge because our houses are more energy efficient; Jerry Kay spoke to David Mudarri of the Environmental Protection Agency about this.

Costly Sewer System Divides Coastal California Town
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

This Central Coast town is divided by a sewer that doesn't exist -- and perhaps never will. The dispute over how to deal with the town's waste has made mudslingers of even the most civic-minded residents, sometimes literally.

Japan Ships Uranium-Contaminated Soil to U.S. for Disposal
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japan's nuclear research and development agency on Monday shipped uranium-contaminated soil to an undisclosed location in the United States for disposal, officials said.

Great Lakes States Battle Southern Fish Farms on Asian Carp
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

A North-South fish fight is erupting in Congress over legislation to ban imports of Asian carp, a critter that southern fish farmers depend on to control parasites, but which officials of Great Lakes states fear will wreak havoc on the lakes' ecosystems.

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