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Bison Numbers Swell at Yellowstone
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The Yellowstone National Park bison population has reached an estimated 4,900 animals -- hundreds more than last winter and the highest level documented, a park spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Spending on Environment Yields Big Returns, Report Says
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Spending to protect the environment, from coral reefs to forests, can bring big returns to aid a worldwide assault on poverty, a U.N.-backed report said Wednesday.

Dangerous Levels of Bacteria, Lead Detected in Floodwaters
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

New government tests show dangerous amounts of sewage-related bacteria and lead from unknown sources in the floodwaters in New Orleans, and high levels of chemicals such as hexavalent chromium, used in industrial plating, and arsenic, used in treating wood.

Now Playing: ENN TV
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN TV, launching today, features the most compelling environmental programming from around the world. Refreshed with new films each week, ENN TV showcases the work of environmental organizations, environmentally focused businesses, documentary filmmakers, and more.

Aspen Institute Releases Report on Community Forestry
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Aspen Institute announced that its Community-based Forestry Demonstration Program will release the report, Growth Rings: Communities and Trees, the product of a six-year effort funded by the Ford Foundation.

Katrina Threatens To Wipe Out Many Gulf Coast Shrimpers
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

Hanh Luong has no home and no cash. The only thing he has left, and his only hope for the future, is the Santa Maria, a battered 98-foot fishing boat he worked years to buy. But two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, his boat remains tethered to what's left of Biloxi's piers.

More Automakers Embrace Hybrids as Gas Prices Rise
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

After some initial skepticism, the world's automakers are embracing hybrid vehicles in an effort to match Toyota's success and give customers more options to combat high gas prices.

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Pays NRC Fine
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM -

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) announced today that it will pay a $5.45 million fine proposed in April by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) related to the reactor head issue at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station.

EarthNews Radio: Human Exposure to Lead
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Human exposure to lead is a public health measure for which we have extensive data at our disposal. Jerry Kay spoke to Dr. John Osterloh, Chief Medical Officer of the Environmental Health Laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control.

Innovation Spotlight
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Introducing ENN's newest feature, Innovation Spotlight, bringing you information about some of the most innovative environmentally friendly products from some of the most forward-thinking companies.

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