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Coming Soon: Gene-Engineered Insects
September 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Coming soon to a jungle near you: mosquitoes genetically engineered so they cannot give people malaria. But this time scientists want to do it right.

Mebane, N.C., foam insulation firm reduces landfill output to nearly nothing
September 23, 2004 12:00 AM - By Kadi Hodges, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C.

Armacell, a manufacturer of foam insulation, used to send millions of pounds of waste to the Orange Regional Landfill. But the light, porous foam created big problems, literally.

Virginia group helps industries, businesses find viable options for recycling
September 23, 2004 12:00 AM - By John Reid Blackwell, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va.

One company's trash may be another's treasure.

In Europe's Car-Laden Cities, Appeals for Residents to Bike, Walk or Take the Train
September 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Matt Moore, Associated Press

Hundreds of European cities and towns restricted auto traffic Wednesday, part of the continent's annual campaign to lower air pollution by encouraging commuters to use public transportation, bicycles, or their feet instead of their cars.

Indonesian Police to Question Head of American Mine Over Pollution Claims
September 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Chris Brummitt, Associated Press

Indonesian police summoned the American director and two other foreign staffers of a U.S.-based mining company for questioning this week

over the alleged contamination of a bay in eastern Indonesia.

Gene-Modified Grass Spreads Far, U.S. Study Finds
September 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Genetically engineered grass developed for use on golf courses can spread its modified genes for miles, carried by ultra-light pollen particles, U.S. government researchers said this week.

Coos County, Ore., settles environmental damage suit with Sierra Club
September 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Winston Ross, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.

Coos County settled yet another claim Wednesday over environmental damage caused by construction of its taxpayer-funded $51 million natural gas pipeline.

Clearing the Air for Our Kids
September 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

Air pollution is often accepted as part of life in urban areas. But new studies have shown that our complacency could come at the expense of our health. And we need to do more if we want to avoid an increasingly smoggy future.

EPA Hopes to Have New Radiation Standard for Waste Site Early Next Year
September 22, 2004 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Trying to overcome a possibly crippling court decision, the Environmental Protection Agency hopes to have a proposal by early next year on new radiation exposure limits at a proposed nuclear waste site in Nevada.

Thai Scientists Begin Probe in Big Orangutan Case
September 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Thai scientists began an investigation this week into what some conservationists believe could be the world's biggest case of ape smuggling: nearly 100 orangutans found in a Bangkok amusement park.

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