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U.S. Government Investigators Urge More Federal Involvement in Wind Farms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

A government report urged federal officials to be more active in weighing the impact of wind power windmill farms on the deaths of birds and bats, saying local and state regulators sometimes lack the necessary expertise.

China Releases Endangered Sturgeons Implanted with Microchips in Migration Study
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

More than 1,000 endangered Chinese sturgeons implanted with micro chips have been released into the Yangtze River as part of a project to study their migration habits, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Waste Company Scraps Landfill Plan along Voting Rights Trail
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Phillip Rawls, Associated Press

The nation's largest trash hauler has scrapped plans to develop a landfill along the historic trail that commemorates the 1965 Voting Rights marches, a decision applauded by opponents.

Firms Pressure Russia To Adopt Kyoto Mechanisms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two top Russian firms, power monopoly UES and services group Sistema, pressed the government on Monday to pass laws needed to implement the Kyoto Protocol, saying a lack of clarity was endangering environmental projects.

Bush Administration Proposes New Fishing Rules Aimed at Overfishing
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration proposed new guidelines Monday that it said would prevent overfishing, part of a plan for managing the nation's marine resources.

Congressman Calls for Investigation of Logging in Tree Reserve
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Matthew Daly, Associated Press

An Oregon congressman called Monday for an investigation into how the Forest Service allowed 16 acres inside a rare tree reserve to be logged as part of a salvage harvest following a 2002 fire.

On Beyond Organic Radio: The 'Eat Local' Movement
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Icicle Networks

The American meal travels an average of 2,000 miles from farm to plate, according to a recent study by the Worldwatch Institute. This grossly inefficient food supply system has fostered unhealthy expectations -- the attitude that any food should be available any time of year and at a unrealistically low cost.

Army Corps Opens Tracts of Wetlands to Development
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Myers, Duluth News-Tribune

Despite continued government pledges to protect wetlands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened thousands of acres of wetlands to development in recent months across the United States.

North Korea Says It Won't Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Until It Gets Light Water Reactors
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jae-Soon Chang, Associated Press

North Korea insisted Tuesday it won't dismantle its nuclear weapons program until the U.S. gives it civilian nuclear reactors, casting doubt on a disarmament agreement reached a day earlier during international talks.

Conservation Groups Want $404 Million for Frogs
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

International conservation groups proposed a $404 million effort Monday to preserve frogs and other amphibians whose sensitive, porous skins often make them the first indicator of when nature goes awry.

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