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Food-Safety Crusader Patricia Lovera Chats with Grist
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Grist Magazine

When Patricia Lovera moved from environmental issues into food issues, joining consumer-advocate group Public Citizen's campaign against irradiation and other icky industrialized food processes, she found out that the two veins of activism have much in common.

Kansas' Location Would be Good for Zero-Emissions Plant
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Karen Dillon, The Kansas City Star, Mo.

It's the one giant coal-fired power plant that everyone seems to want.

Studies Show Captive Elephant Breeding Difficult
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Angela K. Brown, Associated Press

Elephants in zoos are living as long as those in the wild, but their population in captivity is dwindling because it is so difficult to breed them, according to studies released Friday.

Scientist Says Prairie Dogs Have Own Language
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Tania Soussan, Associated Press

Prairie dogs, those little pups popping in and out of holes on vacant lots and rural rangeland, are talking up a storm. They have different "words" for tall human in yellow shirt, short human in green shirt, coyote, deer, red-tailed hawk and many other creatures.

New York Recycling Company Pitches Ideas to Bahamian Government
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Levensohn, The Times Herald-Record

Taylor Recycling is going global. Company founder and Chairman Jim Taylor welcomed a delegation from the Bahamas to the company's headquarters yesterday.

Competition Forces Arizona Shrimp Farmers to Seek Niche
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Sandy Yang, Associated Press Writer

When Gary Wood opened a shrimp farm in the desert nine years ago, people told him it couldn't work.

Higher Energy Prices Begin to Alter Americans' Housing, Lifestyle Choices
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Patrice Hill, The Washington Times

Record high energy prices haven't ended America's love affair with big cars and houses, but they have accelerated a trend toward living closer to downtown and looking for ways to cut fuel costs.

Japan Railway Wants Fuel Cell Trains on The Track in Next 6 Years
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun

Studies are under way to get a fuel cell-powered, nonpolluting, low-noise train into service by about 2010, the Railway Technical Research Institute said Monday.

Orangeburg, S.C., Chemical Plant Honored for Safety Standards
December 5, 2004 12:00 AM - The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.

As a testament to maintaining environmental, health and safety standards as well as community involvement, employees at Orangeburg's Albemarle Corp. plant have made it back-to-back victories in the annual Responsible Care Achievement Award given by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association.

Mountain Iron, Minn., Taconite Mine Wrestles with Wastewater Disposal
December 4, 2004 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn.

Where do you put 7.2 million gallons of unwanted water every day?

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