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Mississippi Begins Katrina Cleanup, but Where Will the Garbage Go?
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

In a sandy construction site on the outskirts of town, more than a dozen trucks wait for their chance to unload tree limbs and feed a huge bonfire that will burn from dawn until dusk every day for months.

Ecuador Concerned by Colombia's Herbicide Use
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Ecuador asked the United Nations Sunday to pursue research on the threat to health of a herbicide used by Colombia to wipe out coca -- the raw material for cocaine -- grown along their shared border.

U.N. Estimates that 2005 Ozone Hole Will Probably Be Slightly Smaller than All-Time High of 2003
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Uta Harnischfeger, Associated Press

The hole in the ozone layer this year will probably be slightly smaller than the all-time largest of 2003, signaling that depletion is still occurring but possibly at a slower rate, a U.N. agency said.

Katrina's Environment Threat Not Over, Greens Say
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank McGurty, Reuters

Early environmental tests after Hurricane Katrina have given authorities little cause for alarm, but some environmentalists say they are concerned that severe pollution may still be a threat.

Young Malaysian Trash Pickers Make Turtle Nesting Beaches Pristine as Part of Global Cleanup
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Vijay Joshi, Associated Press

Schoolchildren and volunteers removed loads of rubbish Saturday from the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles along eastern Malaysia's beaches as part of a global environmental cleanup that draws millions of participants annually.

An Uncertain Future for a River that Helps Feed the Nation
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

It begins as fresh snowmelt, streaming from Mount Ritter's gray granite faces into Thousand Island Lake, a bouldered mirror. The clear blue water spills out through a narrow canyon, and the San Joaquin River is born.

North Korea Pledges To Drop Nuclear Programs at Arms Talks, To Get Energy Aid in Return
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Burt Herman, Associated Press

North Korea agreed Monday to stop building nuclear weapons and allow international inspections in exchange for energy aid, economic cooperation and security assurances, in a first step toward disarmament after two years of six-nation talks.

Woman Markets Organic Dog Treats
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - John Beauge, The Patriot-News

Dogs, like humans, need to eat healthy foods, Cassie Arnold says. That reality hit home for her when she was a teenager and the family dog was diagnosed with diabetes. The South Williamsport resident, who was raised in Montgomery, started looking at the ingredients in products being marketed for dogs. She discovered such things as animal byproducts, bone meal, preservatives, dyes and artificial flavoring.

Company Reopening Mississippi Mills To Handle Damaged Timber
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

Georgia-Pacific Corp. will bring 500 jobs to southwest Mississippi by reopening two mills to salvage and process excess timber that was knocked to the ground by Hurricane Katrina, Gov. Haley Barbour said.

Seven Final, Five Proposed Superfund Sites Announced
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

EPA is continuing to make progress in protecting public health, cleaning up the nation's hazardous waste and encouraging economic revitalization and land reuse by adding seven sites and proposing five additional sites to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites.

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