Isle of Wight County, Va., Paper Mill Seeks Pollution Variances
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.
The International Paper mill in Isle of Wight County says it needs the OK to pursue alternatives to state air pollution laws in order to invest millions in environmental improvements at the plant.
Review Gives Thumbs Up to Richland, Wash., Nuclear Plant
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash.
Nuclear Regulatory Committee review of safety performance of the Richland plant that produces commercial nuclear fuel found that it has corrected problems found in a 2003 emergency exercise.
Solar-energy Supporters Want New Mexico to Play Role in Settling Clash
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
A Rio Rancho couple's clash with their homeowners association over a solar water heater is prompting renewable energy supporters to call for the state to step in and curb restrictions that stymie investing in the alternative energy source.
Virginia Ranks High for Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.
In the years ahead, Virginia will store more radioactive waste from nuclear power plants than any other state except South Carolina, according to a national report to be released today, while North Carolina will keep the fourth largest stockpile in the country.
U.S. Court Says Whales, Dolphins Cannot Sue Bush
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters
The world's whales, porpoises, and dolphins have no standing to sue President Bush over the U.S. Navy's use of sonar equipment that harms marine mammals, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Rain Washes Away Fire Danger in Southern California's National Forests
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Ryan Pearson, Associated Press
Hundreds of thousands of acres in three Southern California national forests, closed to visitors for weeks for fear of forest fires, were scheduled to reopen Wednesday following heavy rains in the area.
Biotech Can Pose Problems for Organic Farmers
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed
Recently, I met with a group of organic farmers in Saskatchewan who are at the frontlines in the battle that will determine the future of farming.
Four Southwest Virginia Companies Cited for Pollutants
October 21, 2004 12:00 AM - Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times, Va.
Manufacturing produces waste. Even highly regulated industries sometimes violate environmental permit conditions or produce more pollution than permits allow.