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South African Farmers Clean Up with 'Green Sugar'
September 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard and Spokes Mashiyane, Reuters

From the air, sections of South Africa's sugar country resemble a vast green carpet that has been gently rolled across the landscape. But environmentalists say this bucolic scene is deceptive and masks an ugly truth: Much of the sugar industry has laid waste to fragile ecosystems, its tentacles reaching deep into valleys and destroying vital wetlands.

Navajos Receive Award for Banning Uranium Mining
September 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today

The Karl Souder Water Protection Award of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center was awarded to three Navajos, including a youth and a tribal councilman, for their role in banning uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.

Rise in Natural Gas Costs Prompt More Consumers To Look at Geothermal Systems
September 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Erler, The Times, Munster, Ind.

The five-foot-deep trench zig-zagging across John Aylesworth's yard could help him battle high heating costs this winter. Heating and cooling his treasured but drafty 88-year-old homestead in rural Porter County cost him close to $1,200 last year, Aylesworth said.

Federal, Multi-State Clean Air Act Settlement with Cargill Secures Pollution Reductions
September 6, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a multi-state Clean Air Act settlement with Cargill, Inc. which will result in a reduction of approximately 30,000 tons of pollution a year and set new standards for limiting harmful emissions from specialty oilseed plants.

Primax Electronics Uses PTC Windchill to Implement Environmental Regulatory Compliance Plan
September 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

PTC, the Product Development Company, today announced that Primax of Taiwan has deployed PTC Windchill for environmental regulatory compliance.

Hurricane Katrina, Record Gas Prices Spark ZAP Electric Car Sales
September 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Transportation company ZAP announced today that sales for its electric cars have picked up recently due to concerns over record oil, gas prices.

Hundreds of Dead Geese Found in Oregon
September 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of Canada geese have been found dead on their stomachs, their wings flared out, puzzling officials. Residents reported seeing them staggering like drunks, then eventually collapsing on their stomachs.

Australia's Cane Toads Love the Nightlife
September 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Poisonous and ugly, Australia's cane toads are also suckers for nightlife. Researchers looking for ways to eradicate the toxic toads, introduced from Hawaii in 1935 and now an environmental menace, have found a way to trap them using ultra-violet "disco" lights.

U.S. Confirms Citrus Greening in Florida
September 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Adrian Sainz, Associated Press

A plant illness that could endanger Florida's $9 billion citrus industry has been found for the first time in the United States, agriculture officials said Friday. The bacterial disease known as citrus greening was found in samples collected from two trees in South Florida, officials said.

Cambodian Tiger Hunter Gets Seven Years in Jail
September 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Cambodian court sentenced the country's most wanted wildlife hunter to seven years in jail on Friday for tracking and killing more than 600 animals, including tigers and elephants, since 2001, officials said.

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