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.
Minister of the Environment Will Not Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on Belledune Facility
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Bennett Environmental announced today that The Honourable Stephane Dion, Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, has accepted the July 19, 2005 Federal Court of Appeal decision, which upheld a lower court order setting aside the Federal Government's referral of the Bennett Environmental High-Temperature Thermal Oxidizer to a federal environmental assessment review panel.
Ecolab Inc. Lauded for Improving Air Quality and Reducing Traffic Congestion
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Ecolab Inc. has been designated one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).