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Malaysia Urges Neighbors To Do More on Haze
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Manny Mogato, Reuters

Malaysia urged its neighbours on Tuesday to ratify an agreement to control air pollution in southeast Asia, a month after forest fires in Indonesia caused some of the worst haze in the region in eight years.

Rita May Worsen Red Tide in South Texas
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

While Hurricane Rita struck days ago and hundreds of miles away, the storm is still creating problems on the southern tip of Texas. Rita's path left South Texas hot and dry -- conditions ideal for one of the worst red tides in memory -- and swells from the storm have created fears that the toxic algae could spread.

Effect of Greenhouse Gases Rising, Government Says
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The effect of greenhouse gases on the Earth's atmosphere has increased 20 percent since 1990, a new government index says.

Scientists Capture Giant Squid on Camera
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japanese scientists have taken the first photographs of one of the most mysterious creatures in the deep ocean -- the giant squid.

European Commission Includes Airlines in Pollution-Cutting Emissions Trading Plan
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan Sliva, Associated Press

The European Commission approved plans on Tuesday to include airlines in the EU's emissions trading program aimed at cutting carbon dioxide.

Los Angeles Study Finds Higher Pollution Death Risk
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin Krolicki, Reuters

The risk of dying from air pollution in parts of traffic-clogged Los Angeles appears sharply higher than previously believed, according to a study comparing the risks of living in affluent, beachfront neighborhoods to the hazy and fast-growing inland area.

Penguins Find Peace in Falklands War Minefields
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters

There's a mating ritual going on in the minefield. Fortunately the would-be lovers are penguins, too light to detonate the deadly mines laid more than two decades ago during a war on the far-flung Falkland Islands.

Cocaine Is Killing Colombian Nature Parks
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kim Housego, Associated Press

Cocaine is killing the great nature parks of Colombia. Government spraying of coca plant killer is driving growers and traffickers out of their usual territory into national parks where spraying is banned. Here they are burning thousands of acres of virgin rain forest and poisoning rivers with chemicals.

Former Prime Minister Proposes Australia as World's Nuclear Dump
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Xenya Cherny, Reuters

A former Australian prime minister has proposed that the country offer to store the world's nuclear waste in its vast desert interior and use the money earned on environment and social welfare programmes.

ENN Presents Autumn 'Sky Tour' Podcast
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

For the second time this year, ENN is bringing you a very special presentation: Sky Tour, a personal tour of the night sky, hosted by ENN publisher Jerry Kay and featuring Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences as your tour guide.

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