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Senate Cuts Spending for Nuclear Dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

The Senate voted Monday to cut significantly the budget for the troubled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump as negotiators tried to finalize several other spending bills before stopgap funding expires.

Judge Blocks California Sequoia Logging Project
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A federal judge temporarily barred a logging project Monday that would have included a small section of California's Giant Sequoia National Monument.

House To Probe Chemical Dumping
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John M.R. Bull, Daily Press

Federal lawmakers are demanding the Army reveal everything it knows about where it dumped chemical weapons into the world's oceans, as well as provide proof the munitions won't leak and cause an environmental catastrophe.

'Intersex' Fish Discovered off Southern California Coast
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists have discovered sexually altered fish off the Southern California coast, raising concerns that treated sewage discharged into the ocean contains chemicals that can affect an animal's reproductive system.

On Beyond Organic: Organics Under Attack?
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

If you eat organic food, you’ll want to listen to this week’s show. The question: are organic standards - and the process which guides their evolution - being undermined by corporate greed or are those same standards being protected to promote booming growth that benefits farmers and consumers?

German Police To Use 10,000 Officers To Ensure Passage of Nuclear Waste to Storage Site
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

German police announced plans Monday to use 10,000 local and federal officers to ensure the free passage of a train that is to deliver nuclear waste to a disputed northern storage site early next week.

Air Regulators Push for Stricter Plan To Cut Mercury Pollution
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

State and local air regulators unhappy with the Bush administration's approach to mercury pollution offered a competing plan Monday that would require coal-burning power plants to cut mercury emissions more deeply and more quickly and would raise home electric bills throughout the East and Midwest about a dollar a month.

Los Angeles Has the Worst Air Pollution in the United States, Government Says
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Los Angeles has cleaned up its air, but apparently not enough -- its skies are the most polluted in the United States, the government's environmental agency says.

World Forest Losses Slowing but Still Alarming, UN Says
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Crispian Balmer, Reuters

Some 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday.

Climate Change Could Spread Plague, Scientists Believe
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters

Warmer, wetter weather brought on by global warming could increase outbreaks of the plague, which has killed millions down the ages and wiped out one third of Europe's population in the 14th century, academics said.

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