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The Movement for GE-Free Neighborhoods Grows
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

On this week's radio program Beyond Organic, join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network (, as we learn more about the grassroots movements for GE (genetically engineered) -Free neighborhoods.

Middletown, Ohio, Steel Company Gets Grant to Meet Pollution Standards
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Middletown Journal, Ohio

AK Steel Corp. will receive $150,000 in an Ohio Business and Roadwork Development grant, the state said Monday.

Puget Sound Oil-Spill Costs Surpass $1 million in Washington State
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

The cleanup bill for Thursday's South Sound oil spill now exceeds $1 million, and investigators still haven't figured out who's to blame.

Two Die, 100 Fall Sick After Drinking Contaminated Water in Pakistan
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Two people died and about 100 others fell ill after drinking contaminated water from a well in a Pakistani village, an official said recently.

Number of Human-made Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Grows
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The number of human-made fires is increasing in the Amazon rain forest on Indian reservations, in farming regions, and in so-called environmental protections areas, the federal environmental protection agency, Ibama, said recently.

Smoke from Forest Fires Clouds Skies in Indonesia and Malaysia
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Smoke from wildfires in Indonesia polluted skies there and in neighboring Malaysia, triggering health concerns and blanketing some cities in haze, officials said.

Expert Panel Recommends Sharp Cuts in Fishing for Some North Sea Stocks
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Christian Wienberg, Associated Press

Catches of cod and other fish stocks must be drastically reduced or even stopped in the North Sea to help populations recover from years of overfishing, an independent expert panel said Monday.

Nevada Program will Teach Workers to Install Solar-Power Systems
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - John G. Edwards, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada officials on Monday announced a federally funded program to train electrical workers to install solar systems.

The Expanding Organic Grocery Scene
October 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Editors, Mother Earth News

It's a great time to be an organic food shopper, whether you're new to organics or a veteran devotee.

Policing Wildlife Cheaters Is No Easy Task
October 18, 2004 12:00 AM - Sandra Chereb, Associated Press

Faced with the daunting task of protecting wildlife across the remote reaches of the West, game wardens are using professional savvy, a gift of gab, and a bit of technology to snare big game cheaters who commit fraud and even identity theft to illegally obtain coveted wildlife licenses.

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