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Utility Industry Official Disputes Galveston Bay Mercury Emissions Warnings
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Kevin Moran, Houston Chronicle

Bush administration policies will allow coal-burning power plants to spew six times more mercury into the air in the next decade than the federal Clean Air Act now permits, two Texas environmental groups said Tuesday.

Ouray, Colo., Water Bottler Offers Environmentally Friendly Product
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Jason Blevins, The Denver Post

In a world battling over dwindling supplies of petroleum and water, David Zutler reckons he has found the perfect product.

Florida-Based Firm to Treat Radioactive Waste at Washington State Nuclear Site
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Annette Cary Her, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services has been awarded a contract valued at up to $23 million to treat Hanford low-level radioactive waste mixed with organic solvents.

Three Countries Block E.U. Plan to Penalize Polluters
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Greece, Cyprus, and Malta blocked European Union proposals Tuesday to set minimum punishments for skippers and shipping companies responsible for oil slicks.

Cholera Outbreak in Senegal Kills Two, Infects 82 Others
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Two people have died of cholera in this West African nation's capital, while 82 others have contracted the waterborne disease, the health minister said Tuesday.

Canada to Protect Slug, Whale, and Other Endangered Species
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Allan Dowd, Reuters

The North Atlantic right whale, western wolverine, and the dromedary jumping-slug on Canada's Pacific coast will soon share a dubious distinction.

U.S. Farm Policy, Present and Future
October 27, 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 more about the good, the bad, and the future of the U.S. Farm Bill.

Nine Indonesian Fishing Boats Are Caught Poaching in Australian Waters, Says Government
October 27, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nine Indonesian fishing boats were intercepted while poaching fish from Australia's northern waters, the government said Tuesday.

California Rewards Landowners for Leaving Forests Standing to Help Control Global Warming
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

California has become the first U.S. state to reward landowners for leaving forests standing to help control global warming, under a program adopted recently.

Mining for Votes: Supporters Stake Industry's Montana Future on Ballot Measure
October 26, 2004 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

Mining is such a major part of Montana's legacy that the words "gold and silver" in Spanish are still emblazoned on the state seal.

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