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New Jersey Community Endures Decades of Ford's Toxic Legacy
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - The Record, Hackensack, N.J.

A slab of bright blue lies beside a mountain stream above the Wanaque Reservoir. It's a sporty color, maybe the "Diamond Blue" that Ford sprayed on Galaxies in the late 1960s. It hardened like lava where it was dumped more than a generation ago.

U.S. Government Unveils Energy Hog To Promote Conservation
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

With U.S. heating bills expected to hit record highs this winter, the Bush administration Monday launched a conservation campaign featuring a cartoon mascot "Energy Hog," which critics said does little to discourage energy use.

August and September of 2005 Two Warmest Months in Boston
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The National Weather Service in Boston yesterday announced that August and September of 2005 were the warmest of those two months on record there.

'Organic' Battleground
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Terter, Journal Star, Peoria, Ill.

Now that it is an annual $15 billion market in the United States, organic food is no longer considered a niche market. But it may be a battleground.

Katrina Slams Outdoor Industry in Louisiana, Coastal Mississippi
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Reeves, Associated Press

Before Katrina, heaven was as close as the back porch for Tony and Edith Nata. With a wood-frame house on stilts over Lake Pontchartrain, the couple fished without ever leaving home. Louisiana lived up to its "Sportsman's Paradise" nickname every day at sunset.

ACE Opens Environmental Risk Business in Europe
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Global insurance specialist ACE is today launching ACE Environmental Risk to help European organizations better manage their environmental liabilities and risks in the face of increasing EU regulation.

American Zoos and Aquariums Announce 'Audubon October'
October 4, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute today announced "Audubon October," a month-long nationwide effort to save New Orleans' most cherished family institutions.

New Orleans Seafood Safe To Eat Again, Experts Say
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Fish from Lake Pontchartrain, the source of much of New Orleans' famous seafood, is safe to eat again after Hurricane Katrina, but lay off the oysters, state environmental experts said Friday.

Global Sea Levels Could Rise 30 Centimeters by 2100, Study Finds
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah Marsh, Reuters

World sea levels could rise 30 centimetres (12 inches) by the end of the century and freak weather will become more common due to rapid global warming, according to a new study by a leading German research institute.

South Korean Capital Unveils Stream Restored after Nearly 50 Years
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Bo-Mi Lim, Associated Press

Hundreds of South Koreans gathered in downtown Seoul on Saturday as the city officially reopened a stream that had been hidden under cement paving stones for nearly 50 years.

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