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Energy Department Will Wait to Ship Nuclear Waste to Washington Site
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

The federal government will halt its quest to ship hazardous waste to the nation's most contaminated nuclear site until a new environmental review is done, the U.S. Energy Department announced Monday.

On Beyond Organic: Farming in the City
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

For the low-income urban farmers of South Central Los Angeles, creating a 14-acre community garden has been a life changing opportunity.

China Adds Pollution to List of Exports
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison, Reuters

The country's leaders are only starting to grapple with the political fall-out at home after years of pursuing economic expansion at almost any price.

NAFTA Panel Finds Mexico Slow to Respond to Illicit Logging on Indian Lands
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Rogue loggers are taking advantage of slow-reacting authorities, mountainous terrain and even language barriers to clear-cut trees on Indian lands in northern Mexico.

Marine Water Invaders on Most Wanted List
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, Boston Globe

The sea slime alarm was sounded in 2002. Scientists discovered small, dense mats of a strange gooey creature on the ocean floor more than 100 miles offshore.

Hong Kong Urges Public to Give Used Currency as Gifts during Lunar New Year
January 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hong Kong is urging people to eschew the tradition of stuffing crisp new bank notes into red envelopes given away as gifts during the Lunar New Year holiday that begins this month.

Expert Says Resources Needed for Montana Bears
January 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

A federal grizzly bear expert contends wildlife managers desperately need more resources to monitor the threatened bears in northwestern Montana.

Sydney Climate Talks Unaffected by Cancellations
January 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Cancelled visits to Australia by U.S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso will not affect six-nation climate talks set for this week.

China to Spend $3.3 Billion on Songhua River Cleanup
January 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China has earmarked 26.6 billion yuan ($3.3 bln) to make water from its recently poisoned Songhua river drinkable by 2010, the Beijing Youth Daily reported on Sunday.

Fishermen Say Chinook Salmon Are Smaller
January 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Talbot, Associated Press

Tanana fisherman Charlie Campbell doesn't need scientific studies or empirical data to prove Yukon River chinook salmon -- the mighty king of the species -- are getting smaller.

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