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State Official Encourages Tourism at Florida Parks After Surveying Storm Damage
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Jill Barton, Associated Press

A state environmental official recently completed her tour of hurricane-ravaged parks, saying their repair "will be a symbol of Florida up and running."

Uranium Industry Enjoys Rebound as Prices Nearly Triple
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert W. Black, Associated Press

Watching a computer screen, Pat Drummond monitors a complex system of pipelines and vats that produce 55-gallon drums of uranium, weighing 600 to 1,000 pounds each, ready to be shipped to nuclear power plants across the globe.

Army Official Worries that Environment Cuts Could Put Training at Risk
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Army's largest major command is cautioning the Pentagon that its spending cuts could make it unable to comply with some environmental laws, putting the military at risk of having training sites shut down by activists' lawsuits.

Rocky Mountain Front in Montana Won't Be Drilled for Years, Says Interior Department
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

A top Interior Department official said recently that the Bush administration will put the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana off limits to oil and gas development for at least the next four years, until a study of the rugged area is completed.

Denmark to Claim North Pole, Hopes to Strike Oil
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Denmark aims to claim the North Pole and hunt for oil in high Arctic regions that may become more accessible because of global warming, the Science Ministry said recently.

Green Partying
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Joel Gershon, E/The Environmental Magazine

In 1989, at a pub called the Slug and Lettuce in Northern London, Edwin Datschefski was sitting with several of his green design colleagues when he noticed an enviro-minded acquaintance at a nearby table. As it turned out, the friend was sitting with a few of his eco-conscious mates, so they pulled some tables together. And so a movement was born.

The Sound Princess: Gadget Helps Bathroom-Bashful Japanese Women
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Aiko Hayashi, Associated Press

When Naoko Ito uses a public bathroom, she cringes in embarrassment at the thought that other patrons can hear the sounds coming from her stall. That's when she turns to the Sound Princess.

Lead Contamination Is a Serious Problem in Dozens of Drinking-Water Systems, Says Newspaper
October 11, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Dozens of the nation's largest drinking water utilities have tried to hide lead contamination and failed to correct problems, it was reported recently.

Firm Proposes West Texas as Nuclear Waste Site
October 9, 2004 12:00 AM - Scott Streater, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas

A Dallas-based company wants to dispose of tons of uranium waste in far West Texas, a move critics say could make the state a dumping ground for the nation's radioactive waste.

Authorities Hunt Keg of Potent Chemical that Fell from Truck in North Dakota
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Three drums filled with sodium cyanide fell off a truck, and one barrel remains missing. Authorities said beekeepers planned to use the dangerous chemical as a pesticide and could be fined.

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