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EPA Faults Boston-Area communities on Charles River Pipes
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - David Abel, The Boston Globe

The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday ordered four municipalities along the Charles River to remove what officials described as illicit pipes discharging raw sewage into the murky river.

Teck Cominco to Appeal U.S. Pollution Ruling
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

Canadian miner Teck Cominco Ltd. will appeal a U.S. judge's refusal to dismiss a case over cross-border pollution of a lake on the Columbia River, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Australian Farm Group Announces Research
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Farmers said Tuesday they are investigating alternatives to slicing flesh from live sheep to prevent them from becoming infested with flies, after animal advocates urged a boycott of Australian wool to protest the "grossly inhumane" practice.

Zoological Society Unveils Research Center at San Diego Wild Animal Park
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrea Moss, North County Times

A new research center at the San Diego Wild Animal Park is giving animal conservation researchers a chance to spread their wings -- or at least their elbows and imaginations.

Feds Reject Considering White-Tailed Prairie Dog for Protection
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a request Tuesday to consider federal protection for the white-tailed prairie dog, prompting the threat of a lawsuit by environmental groups.

Interior Secretary Eyes Potential for Sage Grouse to Disrupt Development
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Despite millions in federal spending for private landowners to set aside acreage for a rare grouse species, Interior Secretary Gale Norton sees "very significant potential" for the bird to disrupt plans to tap natural gas and oil in the West.

Golf Courses Make Good Homes for Birds
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new study shows that golf courses can be good homes for more than one kind of birdie.

Companies That Refill Used Inkjet Cartridges Fill Niche in Market
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Deborah Alexander, Omaha World-Herald

When Julianna Leighton tried to refill the inkjet cartridges in her home printer with a do-it-yourself kit, it was a disaster.

Six-week Ban on Grouper Fishing will be Costly in Cortez, Fla.
November 10, 2004 12:00 AM - Tilde Herrera, The Bradenton Herald, Fla.

The commercial fishing fleet here views the latest government ban of grouper fishing in the Gulf as the grinch that's about to steal Christmas.

Socially Responsible Food
November 10, 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 how some businesses are integrating a commitment to their community with a commitment to their own bottom line.

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