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Experts Say Pocket Gopher Near Extinction
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Can the pocket gopher be saved? The rodent, a secretive animal that usually goes unnoticed underground, is near extinction in south Georgia, biologists say. They're starting a new push to save the creature ecologists say does important work providing habitat for other animals and aerating the soil.

U.S. Senators Say Global Warming Obvious in Far North
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Fresh from visits to Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's northernmost city, four U.S. senators said Wednesday that signs of rising temperatures on Earth are obvious and they called on Congress to act.

Groups Seek Better Electronics Recycling
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Toxic waste from computers, TVs and other electronic devices discarded in the United States and dismantled in China and India is an even more severe problem than previously feared, according to environmental groups that seek better recycling programs.

Group Wants to Transplant African Animals
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

Lions stalking deer in the stubble of a Nebraska corn field. Elephants trumpeting across Colorado's high plains. Prominent ecologists are floating an audacious plan that sounds like a "Jumanji" sequel -- transplant African wildlife to the Great Plains of North America.

CNN Founder Turner Wants Nature Park for Koreas' Demilitarised Zone
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz, Reuters

Media mogul and conservationist Ted Turner wants to turn the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean peninsula into a peace park if the two Koreas become unified.

Northern Colorado Horse Dealer Uses Profits to Rescue Abused Horses, Donkeys
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Cara Eastwood, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

Terry Jester is in the business of both saving -- and selling -- horses. At her stables, called Rocky Mountain Rawhide, the trainer deals in plenty of healthy, talented horses, but much of the profits from these sales are earmarked for a specific purpose. "We buy horses that are in good shape and that helps fund the rescue horses," she said.

Teijin to Start Polyester Recycling with Patagonia in September
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Textile maker Teijin Ltd. will cooperate with U.S. outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc. to recycle polyester clothing in the United States and Japan starting next month, Teijin officials said.

RecycleNet Announces Municipal Recycling Market Co-op Service
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Paul Roszel, Chairman and CEO of RecycleNet Corporation, announced a new service being offered by RecycleNet in his presentation at the Georgia Recycling Coalition's annual conference.

ConAgra Signs Clean Water Act Permit Plea Agreement
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

Under the terms of a plea agreement signed with the United States on Aug. 1, ConAgra, Inc., owner and operator of a food ingredient and flour mill in Hastings, Minn., pleaded guilty to a one-count information filed with the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Tunnel Boring Machine Technology to Eliminate Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Austin
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

When the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 6 came knocking on the Austin Water Utility's door, it didn't come empty handed. The regulatory agency brought an administrative order requiring the central Texas utility to completely eliminate sanitary sewer overflows by December 2007.

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