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Colombian Indians Want Time to Forget Their Land
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Jason Webb, Reuters

Coca leaves, the raw material of cocaine, should speed you up and give you a buzz. But you'd never know it to look at the Arhuaco Indians of Colombia's Sierra Nevada, who must be strong contenders for the title of World's Most Laid-Back People.

Lancaster County, Pa.-Based Chemical Firm Joins EPA Partnership Program
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Lancaster New Era, Pa.

Sylvin Technologies Inc. was set today to become the first Lancaster County company to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program.

Exxon Mobil to Take $550 Million Charge Against Earnings in Court Case
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press, Dallas

Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday it would take a $550 million charge against earnings to cover potential costs in a class-action lawsuit brought by gas station dealers.

Pennsylvania Scores Wind-Power Coup
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Akweli Parker, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania messed with Texas, and won.

EPA Tells Fontana, Calif., Aluminum Recycling Firm to Limit Emissions
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Naomi Kresge, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered aluminum recyler Timco, Standard and Tandem, Inc. earlier this month to take steps to lower the levels of dioxin it emits.

High Taxes at the Pump Help Britain Maintain Flat Gas Consumption
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Thomas Wagner, Associated Press

In Britain, drivers pay nearly three times what Americans do for gasoline at the pump, and the high taxes that cause the huge difference have never managed to achieve one of the government's main goals: reducing the number of cars on the road.

Florida Plans to Start Soon on Projects Related to Everglades Restoration
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Jill Barton, Associated Press

The state plans to start eight projects related to Everglades restoration, including building reservoirs that could ease suburban flooding and environmental damage from hurricanes, officials said Thursday.

Changes Needed in U.S. Cargo Inspection, Says Audit
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Deborah Charles, Reuters

U.S. customs officials did not have proper technology to detect depleted uranium shipped into the country in 2002 and 2003, an internal audit showed Thursday as it urged changes in the inspection process.

Farmers Turning to More Innovative Ways to Control Foul Smell of Manure
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

To long-time rural residents, the smell of manure is something they hardly notice.

Two Connecticut Power Companies Team up for Appliance Recycling Program
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Marc Silvestrini, Waterbury Republican-American, Conn.

There may be a crisp $50 bill hiding not so quietly in your basement.

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