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Florida Conducting Coral Reef Study
September 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Coralie Carlson, Associated Press

Hovering above a coral reef, two divers in wet suits examine and measure the dozens of coral beneath them, recording their findings on clipboards and waterproof paper. The pair is conducting a new, state-funded study to analyze the health of the coral reef off Florida's coast that scientists hope will change the way reefs are cared for worldwide.

Conservationists Warn Great Apes Face Extinction
September 6, 2005 12:00 AM - David Lewis, Reuters

Poaching, logging and disease will soon wipe out the last of the world's great apes unless new strategies are devised to save humankind's closest relatives, conservationists said on Monday.

Post-Katrina, Gulf Barrier Islands More Vulnerable
September 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Hurricane Katrina swamped barrier islands along the Gulf Coast, further gnawing away at the dunes and beaches that act as hurricane speed bumps and leaving the coastal area even more vulnerable to big storms.

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.

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