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It's Fast Food for Your Car
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Christie Smythe, Cape Cod Times

It has been championed by the president and environmentalists alike as a solution to foreign dependency on oil and the ills of fossil fuel. But biodiesel, a diesel-fuel alternative made from vegetable or animal fats, has had two major problems: At as much as $1 more than regular diesel, it can be hard on the wallet. It can also be hard to find.

EPA Releases Annual Superfund Report
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

EPA's Superfund program has released its Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report; outlining the current progress of the Superfund program.

Business and Legal Reports Foresees Major Air Emission Reductions
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Environmental managers in 28 states will soon be forced to drastically reduce their pollutant emissions under EPA's new Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR).

EarthNews Radio: Managing Indoor Air Quality
October 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Indoor air pollution is actually more of a challenge because our houses are more energy efficient; Jerry Kay spoke to David Mudarri of the Environmental Protection Agency about this.

Costly Sewer System Divides Coastal California Town
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

This Central Coast town is divided by a sewer that doesn't exist -- and perhaps never will. The dispute over how to deal with the town's waste has made mudslingers of even the most civic-minded residents, sometimes literally.

Japan Ships Uranium-Contaminated Soil to U.S. for Disposal
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japan's nuclear research and development agency on Monday shipped uranium-contaminated soil to an undisclosed location in the United States for disposal, officials said.

Great Lakes States Battle Southern Fish Farms on Asian Carp
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

A North-South fish fight is erupting in Congress over legislation to ban imports of Asian carp, a critter that southern fish farmers depend on to control parasites, but which officials of Great Lakes states fear will wreak havoc on the lakes' ecosystems.

House GOP Drops Plans To Try To End Offshore Drilling Bans
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

House Republicans have abandoned plans to lift the ban on offshore drilling along most of the country's coastline as part of new energy legislation, GOP congressmen said Monday.

On Beyond Organic Radio: The Erin Brockovich of Shrimp
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

When shrimp boat captain Diane Wilson found out chemical companies were dumping five million gallons of toxins every day into the bays around her hometown, she began a one woman environmental battle.

Sweat, Fire Help Bring U.S. Midwest Prairies Back
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

Restoring vanished prairies that looked to long-ago observers like an endless inland grass sea covering the Midwest requires backbreaking work to clear brush, collect and spread seeds and, most importantly, set fires.

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