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Emerald Isle's Visitors Seek Beach Access
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

Day visitors will face a long walk to enjoy parts of Emerald Isle's wider beach this spring. Pathways to the shore are plentiful, but parking isn't.

Four New York City Boroughs Report Drop in Car Registrations
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Incantalupo, Newsday

Lost, Brooklyn vicinity: 76,245 cars, trucks and buses.

Minnesota Officials Mum on Cyanide Investigation
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - By Rona Johnson, Grand Forks Herald, N.D.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will neither confirm nor deny that it is investigating whether beekeepers in the state were using sodium cyanide illegally.

Program to Compensate Amchitka Workers is Progressing
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Hunter, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

Andy Akulaw spent seven months helping to dig a mile-deep pit on Amchitka Island about 35 years ago. Today, he's getting by on one kidney, and it doesn't work as well as it should.

Economic Uncertainty over Lack of Dredging in North Carolina
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Smith, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

Boaters won't be the only ones affected if North Carolina's shallow inlets can't be used.

Fire Ravages Forest Reserve Bordering Malaysian Airport, Administrative Capital
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Firefighters used helicopters to douse a fire sweeping through a massive forest reserve bordering Malaysia's administrative capital and the international airport, reports said Thursday.

Justices Weigh Water Rights
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Doyle, The Sacramento Bee

Some San Joaquin Valley farmers had a tough row to hoe Wednesday as Supreme Court justices showed skepticism over the farmers' bid to sue the federal government.

African Fossils Push Back Origins Of Humans, and Other Stories
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - California Academy of Sciences

After reevaluating the dates of a set of early human fossils, scientists have concluded that humans emerged as a species nearly 30,000 years earlier than once believed.

Some Dairy Farmers Worry about 'Organic' Milk Labels
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer

Even in the cold of winter, Roman Stoltzfoos sends his organic dairy cows tramping out to pasture after milking them. That constant effort on his 200-acre Lancaster County farm is at the heart of a battle over the meaning of "organic" -- a term that can add $6 or $7 to the price of every hundred pounds of milk Stoltzfoos and other organic farmers sell.

Senate Considering Revival of Pesticide Reporting System
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Steves, The Register-Guard

Six years after the Legislature voted for a system to report on the use of pesticides in Oregon, no such program exists, except on paper. But a Senate committee opened hearings on a bill to revive and make permanent Oregon's Pesticide Use Reporting System by doubling the fees paid by manufacturers.

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