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Waste Processing Plan at Dade City, Florida Juice Plant Fizzles
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Chase Squires, St. Petersburg Times

For would-be environmental entrepreneur Brian "Jack" McCully, his vision of a brave new world of industrial waste processing wasn't to be.

Peru Offers U.S.-Based Metals Producer More Time to Clean Up Toxic Contamination
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Rick Vecchio, Associated Press

The Peruvian government on Wednesday published a decree that could give U.S.-based Doe Run Co. more time to clean up toxic emissions from a metallurgical plant that has contaminated La Oroya, a bleak, smoke-choked town high in the central Andes.

McDonald's Studying More Humane Chicken Slaughter
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

McDonald's Corp. said Wednesday it is studying whether to require its chicken suppliers to use a more humane slaughter method following a proposal by an animal rights group that holds shares in the fast-food chain.

Lodi, California Winery to Be Solar-Powered
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Bruce Spence, The Record

Since grapevines are solar-powered, The Lucas Winery should be no less, owner David Lucas concluded.

Monks, Planes Help Distribute Tsunami Aid
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Buddhist monks gave out rice and curry to grieving tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka and aircraft dropped food to isolated Indonesian towns Wednesday as Asia's disaster relief operation struggled to kick in.

Kansas is Proving Ground for Federal Conservation Program
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press

For more than four decades, Rod Arbuthnot has run his farm in a fashion many conservationists love.

Farm Uses Waste Cooking Oil to Heat its Greenhouse
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Tess Nacelewicz, Portland Press Herald

Ralph and Lisa Turner of Laughing Stock Farm have a new recipe for salad this winter: Take a vat of used cooking oil from restaurants, strain out food bits ranging from bread crumbs to chicken bones, then use it as fuel to heat a greenhouse.

Tsunami Threatens Survival of Indian Tribes
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Kamil Zaheer, Reuters

Some primitive Indian tribes could be on the verge of extinction after a deadly tsunami slammed into the far-flung Andaman and Nicobar islands, experts say.

Notes from Anna: Organic Jazz, and More Food For The Spirit
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Anna Seluyanova, ENN

Recently I attended a series of jazz shows played by some of my friends in Boston's small venues. Prior to the shows, witnessing these musicians practice on a day-to-day basis, I also saw how their primary dedication to music grew into a broader commitment to things that are beautiful, fair, and just.

Timber Sale in Estacada, Ore., Area Has Potential for Peace
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Kadera, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

New ground is being broken in efforts to manage the Mount Hood National Forest in ways that don't end up in federal court.

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