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Rita Decimates the Louisiana Cattle Industry
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Hurricane Rita battered the heart of Louisiana beef cattle country, apparently drowning thousands of head, dispersing others 10 to 15 miles inland and leaving surviving animals with dangerously brackish water and no forage, state officials said Tuesday.

Climate Change Now
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A new international cross-sector coalition is launching a European education program offering consumers immediate and lifelong solutions to tackling climate change.

Invasive Mosquito Species Found in Midwest
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Salter, Associated Press

A species of mosquito common in the eastern U.S. and capable of carrying the West Nile virus has made its way to the Midwest for the first time, a finding made by a college undergraduate, Washington University officials said Monday.

Feds Cut Back Habitat for Snowy Plover
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced that West Coast beach-front critical habitat for the threatened western snowy plover will be cut back by nearly 40 percent, continuing a Bush administration policy of reducing habitat protections for threatened and endangered species to reduce economic losses.

Cattle Feared Dead Along Flooded Louisiana Coast
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press

The Army used Blackhawk helicopters to search for thousands of cattle feared stranded in high water Monday amid reports that more than 4,000 may have been killed in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita.

Decision to Remove Causeway Sparks Debate
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Douglas administration decision to remove the Missisquoi Bay causeway over Lake Champlain has sparked a debate over how that will affect habitat for the spiny soft shell turtle.

No One Can Say If Warming Caused Katrina, Rita
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Scientists say it's not easy to tell if global warming caused hurricanes Katrina and Rita but Monday they forecast more unpredictable weather as Earth gets hotter.

Scientists Conduct Wind Energy Projects
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

In an effort to make the country less dependent on foreign oil, experimental wind energy projects are underway at opposite ends of Georgia.

Mississippi Fears Post-Katrina Rebuilding Could Ruin the Variety of the Coastline
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

A month after Hurricane Katrina smashed fishermen's shacks, casinos and historic mansions alike, civic leaders in Mississippi are turning their attention to rebuilding, and are wondering this: Will the coast be restored in all its variety? Or will it give way to strip malls and walls of high-rise condos?

On Beyond Organic Radio: Natural Pet Care
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

Nearly 40 percent of US families house at least one dog, according to the American Humane Society. For anyone with a pet, spending time in a vet’s office can be a stressful experience — stressful both for the animal and the owner.

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