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EPA Says DOE's Radioactive Waste Shipments to New Mexico Facility Broke Rules
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - John Fleck, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

The Department of Energy shipped at least 602 drums of plutonium waste to New Mexico in violation of Environmental Protection Agency rules, according to documents obtained by the Journal.

Aid Workers Battle Cholera in Northern Uganda
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Aid workers are battling a cholera outbreak that has killed three people and infected at least 79 others in a camp for displaced persons in northern Uganda, the United Nations said Monday.

Winslow, Maine Inventor Finds Market for Biodegradable Potato-Based Packaging
November 2, 2004 12:00 AM - Chuin-Wei Yap, Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine

Elie Helou Jr. grew up in war-torn Lebanon in the 1970s. Bombs and bullets destroyed his home and his father's winery. He and his family would hunker down for months at a time in abandoned school buildings, not daring to venture out for fear of getting killed.

Day from Hell May Have Killed Off Dinosaurs
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Alistair Bell, Associated Press

One minute you're a big T-rex, the next you're toast.

Uphill Battle to Improve China's Death-Trap Mines
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Lindsay Beck, Reuters

More than 200 Chinese coal miners lost their lives recently in at least five separate accidents, prompting President Hu Jintao to call for answers and the government to demand stronger enforcement of safety rules.

Canada and European Union Consider Global Conference on Overfishing
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Canada and the European Union agreed recently to move beyond their long-running argument about fishing off the Atlantic Ocean Grand Banks to attack overfishing on a global basis.

EarthTalk: What Is the Roadless Rule?
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

The U.S. Forest Service manages America’s national forests for “multiple uses,” not just recreation and preservation. And over the past 50 years, one of those primary “uses” has been resource extraction, whereby taxpayer-subsidized leases have been granted to logging, mining, and energy companies so they can remove and sell timber, ore, oil, and gas.

Outrage at Seal Hunt Tourism Is Nonsense, Says Norway
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Inger Sethov, Reuters

Foreign outrage at a Norwegian plan to let tourists go on seal-shooting trips is mostly "emotional nonsense," a senior official said recently.

Kyoto Is Too Little to Fix Warming, Says U.N. Climate Chief
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Although saved recently with Russian help, the Kyoto pact on global warming offers too little to arrest climate change and governments should adopt more radical solutions, the top U.N. climate expert said.

Southern California Dam Outlives Its Usefulness, But Removing It Presents a Costly Challenge
November 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

The Matilija Dam isn't much of a dam anymore; on rainy days, it looks more like a waterfall. A pile of sediment has built up so high behind the dam that when just an inch of rain falls, water spills over in glistening cascades.

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