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Wasting the West: How Welfare Ranchers and Their Livestock Are Damaging Public Land
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Jack Rosenberger, E/The Environmental Magazine

Twenty years ago, much of the public land around the San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona resembled the barren and desolate landscape found in a Sub-Saharan desert.

Indian Elephants Fight Losing Battle with Humans
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters

It is an unexpected headache for the Indian army, an unlikely embarrassment for the government, and an unwelcome challenge for the railways department.

New Ideas Propel the Alternative Hybrid Cars to Mainstream
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Jamie Butters, Detroit Free Press

While they are still derided by some as an uneconomical fad, gasoline-electric hybrid cars and light trucks are proliferating —and their sales volumes are growing, too.

Legislative Bid to Bar Nuclear Waste in Utah Fails
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune

A bid to block nuclear waste from being stored on the Skull Valley Indian Reservation failed late Thursday as senators objected to its inclusion in a sweeping defense bill.

L.A.'s Waste May Wind up in San Diego County if Proposal Goes Through
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Anne Riley-Katz, North County Times, Escondido, Calif.

Garbage from trash cans in Los Angeles could face a 100-mile commute to a North County landfill if the city accepts one of five waste-hauling proposals submitted this summer.

Japanese Cars Top Government's List of Most Fuel Efficient
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press

Japanese vehicles dominate the government's annual list of vehicles with the best fuel economy, but Ford Motor Co. can claim the most fuel efficient pickup and sport utility vehicle.

Puerto Rico Water Authority Strike Blamed for Service Loss to 20,000 Customers
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Frank Griffiths, Associated Press

More than 20,000 customers did not have water Thursday because of a strike by water authority workers, while the FBI said that at least two criminal acts against water facilities have been brought to their attention, officials said.

Indonesia Police Submit Newmont Case to Prosecutors
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Karima Anjani, Reuters

A pollution case involving U.S. gold miner Newmont Mining Corp. has been passed to prosecutors, Indonesian police said on Thursday, which could lead to charges against company officials accused of dumping toxic waste.

Myanmar Leader Says More than Half of Country Is Forested, Despite Concerns About Deforestation
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Myanmar's prime minister said Thursday that forests cover more than half of the country and trees are being replaced faster than they are being cut down, despite concerns the country is suffering the fastest deforestation in Southeast Asia.

NYC Mayor to Announce New Plan to Ship Trash Out of City on Barges
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

New York's trash, 11,000 tons a day, will be hauled out of state on barges under a 20-year plan being proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York Times reported Thursday.

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