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The Future of Food
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

On this week's radio program Beyond Organic, join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network (, to get an in depth look at the documentary The Future of Food.

Shell, EPA Work on Deal to Keep Bakersfield, Calif., Refinery Open
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Erin Waldner, The Bakersfield Californian

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to reach an agreement with Shell Oil Co. this month that would keep the company's Bakersfield refinery operating into next year, according to a report from Reuters.

Plan to Boost Vermont Nuclear Plant Output Prompts Concern
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe

Amid the protests that have erupted over nuclear power plants in New England, the Vermont Yankee plant here has long operated as an oasis of calm. Perched on the Connecticut River about 10 miles from the Massachusetts border, the 32-year-old reactor provides a third of Vermont's electricity.

Midwest Biodiesel Advocates Hail Credits for Farmer-driven Fuels
October 12, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Clayton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb.

The passage of federal legislation originally meant to deal with a trade dispute led to a package of incentives for farmer-driven fuels.

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.

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