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.
Firm Proposes West Texas as Nuclear Waste Site
October 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Streater, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas
A Dallas-based company wants to dispose of tons of uranium waste in far West Texas, a move critics say could make the state a dumping ground for the nation's radioactive waste.
Authorities Hunt Keg of Potent Chemical that Fell from Truck in North Dakota
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Three drums filled with sodium cyanide fell off a truck, and one barrel remains missing. Authorities said beekeepers planned to use the dangerous chemical as a pesticide and could be fined.
More Protection Urged for Rare Chilean Sea Bass at CITES
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
Environmentalists urged fishing nations on Thursday to do more to protect the rare Chilean sea bass (also known as Patagonian toothfish), dubbed the "white gold" of the sea who is being driven to extinction by rampant poaching.
West Waking Up to Dangers of Oil Addiction
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrew Mitchell, Reuters
Controlling growth in fuel consumption may become a strategic imperative for the West, as explosive demand growth in Asia threatens a damaging tussle for world supplies.