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Ameren to Pay Largest Fine in FERC History for Missouri Reservoir Collapse
October 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Christopher Leonard, Associated Press

Ameren Corp. agreed to pay federal regulators a $15 million fine for the reservoir collapse that unleashed more than a billion gallons of water, destroying a state park and injuring a family last year, officials said Monday.

Agency Takes Species Off Endangered List
October 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulled two species be pulled from the endangered list on Monday and recommended that four be downlisted from endangered to threatened on Monday, saying there's been much progress toward wildlife recovery in California.

Alaskan Storm Cracks Iceberg in Antarctica
October 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A bad storm in Alaska last October generated an ocean swell that broke apart a giant iceberg near Antarctica six days later, U.S. researchers reported Monday.

Nicaragua Seeks New Canal to Link Atlantic, Pacific
October 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Nicaragua wants to build a waterway like the Panama Canal that would link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at a cost of $18 billion, President Enrique Bolanos said Monday.

Ozone Hole Matches Record Size
October 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The "ozone hole" over Antarctica this year has matched the record size of 11.4 million square miles, the U.N. weather agency has said.

U.S. Population to Top 300 Million This Month
October 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Some time this month, the number of Americans will surpass 300 million, a milestone that raises environmental impact questions for the only major industrial nation whose population is increasing substantially.

U.S. Swaps Guatemalan Debt for Forest Protection
October 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The United States will forgive about 20 percent of the $122 million debt owed by Guatemala so the money can be used to protect threatened plants and wildlife, the government said Monday.

More Than One Quarter of Yangtze Water Undrinkable
October 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

More than one quarter of the water in the Yangtze River is so polluted it cannot be treated to make it drinkable, Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

Singapore Skies Smoggy from Indonesia Fires; Air Quality Rated Moderate
October 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Forest fires in Indonesia have created smoggy skies in neighboring Singapore, although the city-state says the air quality hasn't deteriorated to unhealthy levels.

U.S. FDA Says Spinach Safe but Has Bigger Concerns
October 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Fresh spinach is safe to eat in the United States because all E. coli-tainted spinach has been recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

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