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<i>On Beyond Organic</i>: Urban Sprawl

In just ten years, the town of Antioch (Bay Area) has grown from 62,200 to 90,500 residents, and is expected to reach 120,000 by 2025, according to research by the Greenbelt Alliance. But at what cost? >> Read the Full Article

Man-Made Reef May Make Amends for San Onofre's Environmental Damage

Like an underwater field of dreams, they built it and the kelp came. A team of Southern California research biologists last week released their draft report on the success of an experimental test reef built to make amends for the death of giant kelp forests caused by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. >> Read the Full Article

Congress Requests Review of Hanford Waste Plant

In the latest setback to the government's largest construction project, a congressional subcommittee is calling for an investigation into a multibillion-dollar waste treatment plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation. >> Read the Full Article

Cambodia's Leader to Attend Summit of Six-Nation Mekong Group in China

Cambodia's prime minister said Wednesday he will travel to China next week for talks with leaders and government officials from five neighboring countries about regional infrastructure development. >> Read the Full Article

Land Trade Targets Wildlife Refuge's Oil and Gas

South of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and heavily overshadowed by the national debate over it, a separate slice of protected Alaska landscape is being eyed for oil and gas drilling. >> Read the Full Article

Bioterror Report on Milk Concerns Feds

A scientific article that says terrorists could poison thousands of people through the milk supply -- withheld at first at the government's request -- is being published despite continuing objections after the National Academy of Sciences concluded it wouldn't help attackers. >> Read the Full Article

E85, Ethanol Fuel, Lures Price- and Eco-Conscious Motorists

Like lots of motorists, Chuck Nye thought he had no choice but to grin and bear it as rising gas prices made filling up his minivan a painful experience. But then he heard a radio ad promoting E85 -- a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline -- that sells for an average of about 45 cents per gallon less than regular unleaded. >> Read the Full Article

States Sue Allegheny Energy over Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Pennsylvania and four other states are suing Allegheny Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries over alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act and state environmental regulations. >> Read the Full Article

BAE Uses Fuzzy Logic to Make Wind Farms Vanish

The UK is at risk of missing its Kyoto climate change targets because more than half of planning applications for wind farms are thrown out. The problem is that they interfere with air traffic control systems. >> Read the Full Article

Pepsi Bottling Plant Identified as Major Cause of Organic Overload

Sewage-flow samples from a multitude of Richland Township industries have confirmed what Forest Hills Municipal Authority officials had long believed. Pepsi Bottling Group's Allenbill Drive plant is a major contributor to the organic overload that is stifling growth across the entire system. >> Read the Full Article