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Congo Mine, Source of Atom Bombs, Stays Shut, Says U.N.
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo that provided uranium for the U.S. atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 -- the first nuclear weapons used in warfare -- is too dangerous to reopen, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Organic Farmer Wins Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine

An organic farmer and volunteer youth educator has been named a winner of the prestigious Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture.

Satellite Tracking Finds Albatrosses' Deadly Zones
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Satellite tracking data have pinpointed parts of the world where longline fishing trawlers and albatrosses cross paths, often with fatal results for the majestic sea birds, a report released on Wednesday said.

Brazil Creates Two New Forest Reserves
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva placed a large swath of rainforest under government protection Tuesday, creating two new environmental reserves in the Amazon.

Bush Looking Anew for Alaska Oil Drilling
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Republican gains in the Senate could give President Bush his best chance yet to achieve his No. 1 energy priority -- opening an oil-rich but environmentally sensitive Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling.

New Report Refuels Debate on Wind Farm
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe

As the federal government begins a 60-day public comment period before it can make a final decision on the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound, the project's chief opponent says the government should allow more time for public response to a crucial 4,000-page report that appears to pave the way for the wind farm's approval.

Marsh Grass Threatens Plants in S.F. Bay
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

An exotic marsh grass is spreading throughout San Francisco Bay more rapidly than anticipated, threatening native plants and birds and prompting an urgent search for ways to eradicate it.

Americans, Europeans May Never Agree When it Comes to Fuel-Efficient Cars
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Incantalupo, Newsday, Melville, N.Y.

In America, $2-a-gallon gas is still new, and they're lining up for a car called the Toyota Prius that will get an honest 44 miles per gallon.

Boston Mayor to Require 'Green' Public Buildings
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Thomas C. Palmer Jr., The Boston Globe

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will require all new city government buildings to be "green" and will begin to push large private projects to be environmentally friendly as well.

Projected Tab for Wastewater Cleanup Set at $305 Million in Missouri
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Miglena Sternadori, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo.

Sewer services in Missouri are bound to become more expensive: A state analysis predicts private and public wastewater-treatment operators could spend $305 million to comply with new requirements to disinfect effluent.

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