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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.

Hawaii Creates State Marine Refuge in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Bans Fishing
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

Hawaii has banned fishing around the tiny islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, home to endangered Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles.

Smallest Creatures in Ocean Hold Valuable Secrets
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters

Meet the smallest creature in the world's oceans: the humble microbe. It provides the planet with oxygen and helps combat global warming. A staggering number of the single-celled organisms live in the oceans which cover two-thirds of the globe, yet not enough is known about the role they play in the planet's health.

Forest Service Says Court Order Stops Capitol Christmas Tree, Other Projects
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

From cutting the Capitol Christmas tree to minor forest thinning, the U.S. Forest Service has put hundreds of small projects across the country on hold while it reviews a judge's ruling throwing out limits on the public's right to participate in forest decisions.

Levees Fixed, but City Still at Risk
October 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Ted Gregory, Chicago Tribune

The last of the brown, festering stew that invaded New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was being pumped back into the Industrial Canal this weekend. The breached levees that allowed all that water to rush into the city's most impoverished and low-lying neighborhoods are fixed. For now.

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