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Plan to Boost Vermont Nuclear Plant Output Prompts Concern
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe
Amid the protests that have erupted over nuclear power plants in New England, the Vermont Yankee plant here has long operated as an oasis of calm. Perched on the Connecticut River about 10 miles from the Massachusetts border, the 32-year-old reactor provides a third of Vermont's electricity.
Midwest Biodiesel Advocates Hail Credits for Farmer-driven Fuels
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Clayton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb.
The passage of federal legislation originally meant to deal with a trade dispute led to a package of incentives for farmer-driven fuels.
State Official Encourages Tourism at Florida Parks After Surveying Storm Damage
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Jill Barton, Associated Press
A state environmental official recently completed her tour of hurricane-ravaged parks, saying their repair "will be a symbol of Florida up and running."
Uranium Industry Enjoys Rebound as Prices Nearly Triple
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert W. Black, Associated Press
Watching a computer screen, Pat Drummond monitors a complex system of pipelines and vats that produce 55-gallon drums of uranium, weighing 600 to 1,000 pounds each, ready to be shipped to nuclear power plants across the globe.
Army Official Worries that Environment Cuts Could Put Training at Risk
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The Army's largest major command is cautioning the Pentagon that its spending cuts could make it unable to comply with some environmental laws, putting the military at risk of having training sites shut down by activists' lawsuits.
Rocky Mountain Front in Montana Won't Be Drilled for Years, Says Interior Department
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press
A top Interior Department official said recently that the Bush administration will put the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana off limits to oil and gas development for at least the next four years, until a study of the rugged area is completed.
Denmark to Claim North Pole, Hopes to Strike Oil
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
Denmark aims to claim the North Pole and hunt for oil in high Arctic regions that may become more accessible because of global warming, the Science Ministry said recently.
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Joel Gershon, E/The Environmental Magazine
In 1989, at a pub called the Slug and Lettuce in Northern London, Edwin Datschefski was sitting with several of his green design colleagues when he noticed an enviro-minded acquaintance at a nearby table. As it turned out, the friend was sitting with a few of his eco-conscious mates, so they pulled some tables together. And so a movement was born.
The Sound Princess: Gadget Helps Bathroom-Bashful Japanese Women
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Aiko Hayashi, Associated Press
When Naoko Ito uses a public bathroom, she cringes in embarrassment at the thought that other patrons can hear the sounds coming from her stall. That's when she turns to the Sound Princess.
Lead Contamination Is a Serious Problem in Dozens of Drinking-Water Systems, Says Newspaper
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Dozens of the nation's largest drinking water utilities have tried to hide lead contamination and failed to correct problems, it was reported recently.