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Hydroponic Sea Oats Grown in Florida Panhandle to Save Energy
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Bill Kaczor, Associated Press

Thousands of sea oats, so vital for preventing coastal erosion, are being raised in this rural Florida Panhandle community more than 30 miles from the nearest beach and without a speck of sand.

If There Ever Was a Time for Composting, It Is Now
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Lee Reich, Associated Press

If there ever was a time for composting, it is now. Backyards are overflowing with old plant material, stuff once foolishly called "garbage:" old stems, leaves, and flowers from the garden; kitchen trimmings; leaves from trees.

Resistant Bacteria and Mercury Threaten the Great Lakes and Human Health, Report Says
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, airborne mercury, and urban sprawl are threatening the health of the Great Lakes and millions of people who live around them, a report to the Canadian and U.S. governments concluded this week.

Only in Nevada Is Bush's Record on Environment Likely to Be a Decisive Issue
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

For environmentalists hoping to turn anger at President Bush into electoral votes for John Kerry, the biggest and perhaps only field of dreams is a nuclear waste dump site in Nevada.

Dark Future for White Animals in Arctic
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Ideal for an Ice Age, white fur used as camouflage by animals from polar bears to Arctic foxes may be going out of fashion because of global warming.

Colorado Sand Dunes to Become Newest National Park
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

Colorado became home to the country's newest national park when Interior Secretary Gale Norton officially reclassified the Great Sand Dunes National Monument.

Spreading Slums May Boost Extremism, Says U.N. Agency
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison, Reuters

Extremism is likely to flourish in the world's rapidly spreading slums if governments do not tackle the poverty that fuels it, a senior United Nations official said at the start of a forum on urban life this week.

Israel's Red Sea Fishery Is Killing Coral Reef, Scientists Say
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A panel of experts from Israel and abroad urged the government this week to immediately halt fish farming in Israel's Red Sea coastal waters, saying pollution from the fish cages is killing off a unique coral reef.

Polar Bears Are Suffering from Industry Chemicals, Says WWF
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

New evidence shows that polar bears are suffering from industrial chemicals swept to the Arctic from nations thousands of kilometers (miles) to the south, the WWF global conservation organization said this week.

UPS and DaimlerChrysler Launch First Medium-Duty Fuel Cell Delivery Vehicles in the United States
September 15, 2004 12:00 AM -

Buoyed by initial road-test results and significant technological advancements, UPS has announced the U.S. deployment of its first three large package delivery vehicles utilizing hydrogen fuel cells for power.

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