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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.

Endangered Plants Focus of New Study
September 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Betsy Taylor, Associated Press

Species conservation doesn't just apply to faraway rain forests or endangered whales. A network of botanical institutions is launching an unprecendented study of endangered native U.S. plants to determine their potential for recovery -- and in hopes of preventing their disappearance.

New Orleans Zoo Animals Survive Katrina's Wrath
September 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Babineck, Reuters

At the New Orleans zoo only three of 1,400 animals died in the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. The famous Audubon Zoo has the good fortune of being located on some of the city's highest ground, but it also had a disaster plan for the animals that worked better than the city's plan for humans.

Irish Coral Reefs Bulldozed by Deep-Sea Trawlers
September 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Deep-sea fishing trawlers are bulldozing 4,500 year-old cold water coral reefs off western Ireland, a British marine biologist said on Monday. Dr Jason Hall-Spencer, of the University of Plymouth in southern England, estimated that about 40 percent of the coral reefs had been destroyed.

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