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Germany To Seal Nuclear Dump in Former Communist East with Four Million Tons of Concrete
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

German authorities plan to seal an underground nuclear dump in the former communist east with 4 million metric tons (4.4 million U.S. tons) of concrete in order to contain its radioactivity for at least 150,000 years, an official said Tuesday.

Bay Conservation Group Formed by Three Berkeley, California Women Hits 40
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times

Sylvia McLaughlin didn't need to look far from her living room window in the early 1960s to see that the Bay Area was losing its most scenic asset, the San Francisco Bay. Garbage landfills on filled marshes caught fire and glowed red at night, reinforcing the image of the shoreline as a place to dump rather than recreate.

Maldives Still Faces Drinking Water Shortages after Tsunami
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

About 90,000 residents of the Maldives still have shortages of potable water nearly nine months after the Asian tsunami slammed into the Indian Ocean archipelago and contaminated supplies, a U.N. report said Wednesday.

Canada To Have Hard Time Pumping More Oil for U.S.
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Jones, Reuters

Canada's oil industry will have a hard time boosting oil and refined products exports to the United States to help avert shortages, because it is already pumping near capacity, top executives said Tuesday.

Heat Adds Power to Storms -- A Guest Commentary
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Although it may not be scientifically possible to attribute any individual weather event to global warming, that hasn't stopped a discussion about extreme weather and climate change from evolving out of the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina.

Share Your Video with Our Audience on ENN TV
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - the Environmental News Network

Powered by ENN's ground-breaking FLIMP technology, ENN TV will bring environmental news, messages, and stories to audiences via the web beginning tomorrow, September 15th. In celebration of ENN TV's debut, ENN is soliciting short videos on environmentally-focused themes and will showcase them for free.

Officials in Gulf of Mexico Area Say They're Worried about Winter Natural Gas Shortages
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

It may take months to resume full natural gas production after Hurricane Katrina, top Bush administration officials said. They're worried about shortages in the coming cold weather because, unlike with heating oil and gasoline, the country lacks the ability to make up the difference with imports.

Court Rules EU Can Demand Criminal Prosecution of Polluters
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Wielaard, Associated Press

European governments can bring criminal prosecutions against any company that violates the European Union's environmental legislation, the bloc's high court ruled on Tuesday.

Carmakers Offer More Gas-Electric Hybrid Choices To Meet Growing Demand
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ann M. Job, Associated Press

New for 2006 are Mercury's first hybrid, the Mariner Hybrid SUV, and the first Toyota-branded SUV hybrid, the Highlander Hybrid. In addition, consumers will find a new-generation, 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid in showrooms that is restyled and has a better fuel economy rating than its predecessor -- 51 miles a gallon in both city and highway driving.

Senate Effort To Repeal Mercury Emissions Rule Defeated
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

The Senate narrowly turned back a challenge to the Bush administration's strategy on mercury pollution Tuesday, leaving intact federal rules that give power plants flexibility in how they reduce emissions of the dangerous toxin.

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