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Goats Expelled from U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

Chewing exotic flowers and common weeds, the indiscriminate eating habits of free-roaming goats have earned them expulsion from U.S. Virgin Islands National Park, officials said this week.

Firm Seeks Approval in Woodbridge, N.J., to Turn Food Waste into Fertilizer
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Michelle Maskaly, Home News Tribune, East Brunswick, N.J.

A Massachusetts-based company is seeking approval from county officials to build a processing plant in the Keasbey section of the township that would take food waste and convert it into fertilizer.

Oregon Tribes to Join Proposed Environmental Harm Lawsuit Against DOE
October 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has notified the Department of Energy that it intends to join a suit proposed by the states of Washington and Oregon.

Recycling Used CDs and DVDs, and Tallgrass Prairies
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

Compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs) have become the de facto standards for media storage and playback for millions of consumers and businesses around the world. But the very popularity of these inexpensive 5-inch-diameter discs made of metal, plastic, and dye is taking a serious toll on the waste stream.

U.S. Mine Tries to Dig Out from Under Local Discontent in Peruvian Andes
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Rick Vecchio, Associated Press

Gerardo de la Cruz, a 42-year-old farmer, is one of thousands who spent two weeks blockading a U.S.-run gold mine in the Andes, the latest example of the uneasy relationship between Peru's rural poor and the mining industry.

Mount St. Helens Spews More Steam and Ash
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Mount St. Helens spewed more steam and ash Monday, as government scientists remained on alert for a larger eruption at the Washington state volcano, which woke last week after 18 years of slumber.

CITES Lifts Ban on Hunting Black Rhino
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A global ban on hunting rare black rhinos was lifted on Monday to the chagrin of some conservationists, who say the lumbering titan is still in danger.

Fish Near Some Colorado Treatment Plants Found With Male-Female Tissue
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fish with both male and female sex tissue have been discovered near Colorado wastewater treatment plants on the South Platte River and Boulder Creek.

Global Stocks of Nuke Bomb Material Are Growing, Says Survey
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

The world's stockpiles of plutonium and highly enriched uranium useable in atomic weapons are growing, despite increasing fears about the security of nuclear materials, a U.S. based think tank says in a new report.

Asia Needs Network to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trade
October 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters

Asia needs a special crime-fighting network to combat a booming illegal wildlife trade worth billions of dollars, which threatens many species with extinction, Thailand's prime minister said recently.

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