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Habitat Herbicide Approved for Use in California
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Habitat herbicide, from BASF Professional Vegetation Management, has received approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use in California.

Solar-Powered Homes Exhibit on National Mall
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The 2005 Solar Decathlon, sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, brings 18 universities together in a competition to design and build an energy efficient 800-square foot home.

Auto Club: Gas Prices Higher on Thin National Supply
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Gasoline prices in Southern California increased this week in response to thin national supplies as the Gulf Coast continues to suffer in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Eastern Canada Bakes in Extreme High Temperatures
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Much of eastern Canada is baking in dramatically high temperatures, a fact which underlines how climate change is set to affect the giant country, a leading environmental expert said Wednesday.

Congress Seeks To Slash Food Aid for Poor, Conservation
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Under orders to cut agriculture spending by $3 billion, Republicans in Congress have proposed reducing food programs for the poor by $574 million and conservation programs by $1 billion, The Associated Press has learned.

Vets Operate on Giraffe for Skin Cancer
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jacob Adelman, Associated Press

National Zoo veterinarians treated a giraffe Wednesday morning for a tumor on its head that is the first case of skin cancer reported among the tall spotted creatures.

Feds Propose Allowing Threatened Sea Otters Back into Southern California Waters
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed allowing sea otters back into Southern California waters, saying that scrapping the current "no-otter zone" would boost recovery efforts for the threatened species.

Increased Cancer Risk from LA Port Complex Fumes
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Diesel fumes from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach -- the busiest U.S. seaport complex -- raise the risk of cancer for people living up to 15 miles inland, a new air quality study says.

Global Warming To Hit Migratory and Static Species
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The Golden Toad has already paid the ultimate price of extinction and other species are expected to follow suit as the world warms, according to a report published on Thursday.

Oyster Bay Listed As Endangered Refuge
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Eltman, Associated Press

The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, near Theodore Roosevelt's summer White House, is among the nation's 10 most endangered wildlife refuges, according to a new report from an environmental group.

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