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US Delays Plan to Seek Permit for Nuclear Waste Site
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

The Bush administration on Monday delayed its plan to file an application to build a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert, citing an unresolved court case and budget questions.

Portland, Maine, Laundry Uses Solar Energy; Other Firms Go Green, Too
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Felix Doligosa Jr., Portland Press Herald

The temperature dipped into the 30s and gray clouds swarmed high in the sky one recent afternoon, but the few hours of sunlight that peeked through were sufficient to generate enough hot water for a busy night at the Washboard Laundry.

Nearly a Quarter Million Species Found So Far in World's Oceans
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Marine scientists say they have discovered 178 new species of fish and hundreds more new species of plants and other animals in the past year, raising the number of life-forms found in the world's oceans to about 230,000.

Nevada Firm Says it Can Make Automotive Tires Made with Polymers, Not Rubber
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - John Russell, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio

You can pour a beer. You can pour a concrete driveway. You can even pour a cheese-and-broccoli quiche.

Environmentalists Urge Closing of Dolphin Park in Antigua
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Environmentalists urged Antigua's government Saturday to close a dolphin park, saying contamination could be harming nine dolphins and surrounding businesses.

Lawmakers Agree on $577 Million to Keep Yucca Nuclear Waste Project Alive
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Joseph Hebert, Associated Press

Lawmakers agreed Friday to provide enough money to keep alive plans for a nuclear waste dump in Nevada, but they put off trying to resolve a dispute over radiation protection that could doom the project if not resolved.

New Federal Ruling on Owls Spurs Industry Interest in Off-Limits Forests
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Milstein, The Oregonian

The northern spotted owl still faces enough risk that it warrants continued federal protection more than a decade after efforts to safeguard it forced the collapse of federal lands logging in the Northwest, the U.S. government found.

Controlled Flood Set at Grand Canyon
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth DeFalco, Associated Press

Environmentalists have complained for years that the Colorado River below a manmade dam was washing away natural sediment in the Grand Canyon, wiping away beaches and native fish and plants.

San Francisco Proposes Charging Fee for Grocery Sacks to Reduce Waste
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

San Francisco city officials are considering charging grocery stores 17 cents each for grocery bags to discourage use of plastic sacks.

EarthTalk: Chlorine Use by the Paper Industry and 'Mad Deer Disease'
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

What environmental and health problems are associated with the use of chlorine by the paper industry? Is chlorine really essential in the production of paper?

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