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Biodiesel Offers Potential Environmental, Economic Benefits

The message at a biodiesel conference held at the Georgia Farm Bureau on Tuesday was simple: Georgia is ripe for creating a successful new fuel industry. >> Read the Full Article

Projected Tab for Wastewater Cleanup Set at $305 Million in Missouri

Sewer services in Missouri are bound to become more expensive: A state analysis predicts private and public wastewater-treatment operators could spend $305 million to comply with new requirements to disinfect effluent. >> Read the Full Article

Congo Mine, Source of Atom Bombs, Stays Shut, Says U.N.

A mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo that provided uranium for the U.S. atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 -- the first nuclear weapons used in warfare -- is too dangerous to reopen, the United Nations said Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Faults Boston-Area communities on Charles River Pipes

The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday ordered four municipalities along the Charles River to remove what officials described as illicit pipes discharging raw sewage into the murky river. >> Read the Full Article

Organic Farmer Wins Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture

An organic farmer and volunteer youth educator has been named a winner of the prestigious Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture. >> Read the Full Article

Satellite Tracking Finds Albatrosses' Deadly Zones

Satellite tracking data have pinpointed parts of the world where longline fishing trawlers and albatrosses cross paths, often with fatal results for the majestic sea birds, a report released on Wednesday said. >> Read the Full Article

Brazil Creates Two New Forest Reserves

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva placed a large swath of rainforest under government protection Tuesday, creating two new environmental reserves in the Amazon. >> Read the Full Article

Bush Looking Anew for Alaska Oil Drilling

Republican gains in the Senate could give President Bush his best chance yet to achieve his No. 1 energy priority -- opening an oil-rich but environmentally sensitive Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling. >> Read the Full Article

New Report Refuels Debate on Wind Farm

As the federal government begins a 60-day public comment period before it can make a final decision on the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound, the project's chief opponent says the government should allow more time for public response to a crucial 4,000-page report that appears to pave the way for the wind farm's approval. >> Read the Full Article

Six-week Ban on Grouper Fishing will be Costly in Cortez, Fla.

The commercial fishing fleet here views the latest government ban of grouper fishing in the Gulf as the grinch that's about to steal Christmas. >> Read the Full Article