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Katrina Threatens To Wipe Out Many Gulf Coast Shrimpers
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

Hanh Luong has no home and no cash. The only thing he has left, and his only hope for the future, is the Santa Maria, a battered 98-foot fishing boat he worked years to buy. But two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, his boat remains tethered to what's left of Biloxi's piers.

More Automakers Embrace Hybrids as Gas Prices Rise
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

After some initial skepticism, the world's automakers are embracing hybrid vehicles in an effort to match Toyota's success and give customers more options to combat high gas prices.

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Pays NRC Fine
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM -

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) announced today that it will pay a $5.45 million fine proposed in April by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) related to the reactor head issue at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station.

EarthNews Radio: Human Exposure to Lead
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Human exposure to lead is a public health measure for which we have extensive data at our disposal. Jerry Kay spoke to Dr. John Osterloh, Chief Medical Officer of the Environmental Health Laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control.

Innovation Spotlight
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Introducing ENN's newest feature, Innovation Spotlight, bringing you information about some of the most innovative environmentally friendly products from some of the most forward-thinking companies.

Red Tide Blamed for Fish Kills in Florida
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A tenacious red tide bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa Bay all year now is being blamed for recent fish kills 100 miles off southwest Florida, state biologists said.

Germany To Seal Nuclear Dump in Former Communist East with Four Million Tons of Concrete
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

German authorities plan to seal an underground nuclear dump in the former communist east with 4 million metric tons (4.4 million U.S. tons) of concrete in order to contain its radioactivity for at least 150,000 years, an official said Tuesday.

Bay Conservation Group Formed by Three Berkeley, California Women Hits 40
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times

Sylvia McLaughlin didn't need to look far from her living room window in the early 1960s to see that the Bay Area was losing its most scenic asset, the San Francisco Bay. Garbage landfills on filled marshes caught fire and glowed red at night, reinforcing the image of the shoreline as a place to dump rather than recreate.

Maldives Still Faces Drinking Water Shortages after Tsunami
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

About 90,000 residents of the Maldives still have shortages of potable water nearly nine months after the Asian tsunami slammed into the Indian Ocean archipelago and contaminated supplies, a U.N. report said Wednesday.

Canada To Have Hard Time Pumping More Oil for U.S.
September 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Jones, Reuters

Canada's oil industry will have a hard time boosting oil and refined products exports to the United States to help avert shortages, because it is already pumping near capacity, top executives said Tuesday.

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