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West Waking Up to Dangers of Oil Addiction
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrew Mitchell, Reuters

Controlling growth in fuel consumption may become a strategic imperative for the West, as explosive demand growth in Asia threatens a damaging tussle for world supplies.

Kenya Says Ivory Sales Endanger Poacher Hunters
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Kenya is on the front line of the "wildlife wars" and says its people in the trenches will be at risk if a U.N. conference approves a Namibian bid to sell more ivory.

U.S. Supreme Court Debates Pollution Cleanup Lawsuits
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Gina Holland, Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court considered this week whether companies that voluntarily seek to clean up their polluted land can sue former owners to get help with the costs. The case could have important ramifications for communities with abandoned toxic plants, landfills, and mines.

Oil Companies Try to Clean Up Spills in the Wake of Ivan, but Rough Weather Interferes
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Rough seas forced pipeline and oil rig repair crews out of the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, delaying efforts to get the nation's oil and natural gas infrastructure on track after Hurricane Ivan.

Wasting the West: How Welfare Ranchers and Their Livestock Are Damaging Public Land
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Jack Rosenberger, E/The Environmental Magazine

Twenty years ago, much of the public land around the San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona resembled the barren and desolate landscape found in a Sub-Saharan desert.

Indian Elephants Fight Losing Battle with Humans
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters

It is an unexpected headache for the Indian army, an unlikely embarrassment for the government, and an unwelcome challenge for the railways department.

New Ideas Propel the Alternative Hybrid Cars to Mainstream
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Jamie Butters, Detroit Free Press

While they are still derided by some as an uneconomical fad, gasoline-electric hybrid cars and light trucks are proliferating —and their sales volumes are growing, too.

Legislative Bid to Bar Nuclear Waste in Utah Fails
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune

A bid to block nuclear waste from being stored on the Skull Valley Indian Reservation failed late Thursday as senators objected to its inclusion in a sweeping defense bill.

L.A.'s Waste May Wind up in San Diego County if Proposal Goes Through
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Anne Riley-Katz, North County Times, Escondido, Calif.

Garbage from trash cans in Los Angeles could face a 100-mile commute to a North County landfill if the city accepts one of five waste-hauling proposals submitted this summer.

Japanese Cars Top Government's List of Most Fuel Efficient
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press

Japanese vehicles dominate the government's annual list of vehicles with the best fuel economy, but Ford Motor Co. can claim the most fuel efficient pickup and sport utility vehicle.

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