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Montana Revives Bison Hunt after 15-Year Ban

Bison hunting, once commonplace in the American West until the species was nearly wiped out, resumed amid controversy in Montana Tuesday after a 15-year ban. >> Read the Full Article

Wood Making Comeback as Heating Fuel

With home heating bills expected to skyrocket this winter, many consumers are warming up to the idea of using alternate fuels, such as firewood, to help heat their homes. >> Read the Full Article

Sun Unveils New CoolThreads Energy-Efficient Chip Aimed at Mid-Range Market

Sun Microsystems announced a much-anticipated chip for its servers called CoolThreads, a microprocessor Sun hopes will help it become more competitive in its core product line against rivals like IBM. >> Read the Full Article

Senate Cuts Spending for Nuclear Dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain

The Senate voted Monday to cut significantly the budget for the troubled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump as negotiators tried to finalize several other spending bills before stopgap funding expires. >> Read the Full Article

Judge Blocks California Sequoia Logging Project

A federal judge temporarily barred a logging project Monday that would have included a small section of California's Giant Sequoia National Monument. >> Read the Full Article

House To Probe Chemical Dumping

Federal lawmakers are demanding the Army reveal everything it knows about where it dumped chemical weapons into the world's oceans, as well as provide proof the munitions won't leak and cause an environmental catastrophe. >> Read the Full Article

'Intersex' Fish Discovered off Southern California Coast

Scientists have discovered sexually altered fish off the Southern California coast, raising concerns that treated sewage discharged into the ocean contains chemicals that can affect an animal's reproductive system. >> Read the Full Article

On <I>Beyond Organic</I>: Organics Under Attack?

If you eat organic food, you’ll want to listen to this week’s show. The question: are organic standards - and the process which guides their evolution - being undermined by corporate greed or are those same standards being protected to promote booming growth that benefits farmers and consumers? >> Read the Full Article

German Police To Use 10,000 Officers To Ensure Passage of Nuclear Waste to Storage Site

German police announced plans Monday to use 10,000 local and federal officers to ensure the free passage of a train that is to deliver nuclear waste to a disputed northern storage site early next week. >> Read the Full Article

Air Regulators Push for Stricter Plan To Cut Mercury Pollution

State and local air regulators unhappy with the Bush administration's approach to mercury pollution offered a competing plan Monday that would require coal-burning power plants to cut mercury emissions more deeply and more quickly and would raise home electric bills throughout the East and Midwest about a dollar a month. >> Read the Full Article