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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.

New Convenience Store in Saco, Maine, Features Biodiesel Fuel, Organic Food
October 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Tux Turkel, Portland Press Herald, Maine

Garry Glatz hopes people who want to fill their gas tanks with alternative fuel also will want to fill their stomachs with natural and organic food.

Genetically Modified Pollen Travels Frighteningly Far and Other Stories
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Kathleen Wong, California Academy of Sciences

Bioengineered plants can sow their genes over many kilometers in just a single season, according to a new study. The findings give ammunition to those concerned about modified genes contaminating wild populations.

CITES Does Not Follow Standard U.N. Divisions
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

China and the United States join forces, Norway and Japan defy the European Union, and nobody gives a hoot about Israel. Meanwhile, African solidarity is shattered as divisions emerge between Kenya and the continent's southern neighborhood.

Animal Advocates Sue San Diego in Fight Over Seals on Beach
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Seth Hettena, Associated Press

Animal advocates who want to protect seals living at a beach sued the city of San Diego this week, the latest episode in a standoff that's included at least two suspicious seal deaths.

U.N. Conference Votes to Regulate Perfume Wood
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A U.N. conference voted on Wednesday to regulate global trade in agarwood, a fragrant wood highly coveted for perfumes in the Middle East and traditional medicines in Asia.

Shell Cuts Back on Nigerian Oil Following Pipeline Fire
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Dulue Mbachu, Associated Press

Oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell said this week it was cutting back its Nigerian oil production by 20,000 barrels a day, following a leak and a fire on a major pipeline transporting crude oil to its export terminal in the Niger Delta.

Bushmeat Trade Is Flourishing in "Hot Spots," Says Report
October 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

The market for the meat of animals killed illegally is flourishing in Kenya's capital Nairobi, one of many "hot spots" for a trade that is a serious threat to wild fauna, a report said on Wednesday.

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