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It's Fast Food for Your Car

It has been championed by the president and environmentalists alike as a solution to foreign dependency on oil and the ills of fossil fuel. But biodiesel, a diesel-fuel alternative made from vegetable or animal fats, has had two major problems: At as much as $1 more than regular diesel, it can be hard on the wallet. It can also be hard to find. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Releases Annual Superfund Report

EPA's Superfund program has released its Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report; outlining the current progress of the Superfund program. >> Read the Full Article

<i>Business and Legal Reports</i> Foresees Major Air Emission Reductions

Environmental managers in 28 states will soon be forced to drastically reduce their pollutant emissions under EPA's new Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Managing Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air pollution is actually more of a challenge because our houses are more energy efficient; Jerry Kay spoke to David Mudarri of the Environmental Protection Agency about this. >> Read the Full Article

August and September of 2005 Two Warmest Months in Boston

The National Weather Service in Boston yesterday announced that August and September of 2005 were the warmest of those two months on record there. >> Read the Full Article

Costly Sewer System Divides Coastal California Town

This Central Coast town is divided by a sewer that doesn't exist -- and perhaps never will. The dispute over how to deal with the town's waste has made mudslingers of even the most civic-minded residents, sometimes literally. >> Read the Full Article

Japan Ships Uranium-Contaminated Soil to U.S. for Disposal

Japan's nuclear research and development agency on Monday shipped uranium-contaminated soil to an undisclosed location in the United States for disposal, officials said. >> Read the Full Article

Great Lakes States Battle Southern Fish Farms on Asian Carp

A North-South fish fight is erupting in Congress over legislation to ban imports of Asian carp, a critter that southern fish farmers depend on to control parasites, but which officials of Great Lakes states fear will wreak havoc on the lakes' ecosystems. >> Read the Full Article

House GOP Drops Plans To Try To End Offshore Drilling Bans

House Republicans have abandoned plans to lift the ban on offshore drilling along most of the country's coastline as part of new energy legislation, GOP congressmen said Monday. >> Read the Full Article

On <i>Beyond Organic</i> Radio: The Erin Brockovich of Shrimp

When shrimp boat captain Diane Wilson found out chemical companies were dumping five million gallons of toxins every day into the bays around her hometown, she began a one woman environmental battle. >> Read the Full Article