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Report Says U.S. Reduces Protection of Waters, Wetlands
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Elsner, Reuters

In the past four years, the United States has drastically cut back on its protection of waterways and wetlands, whose erosion was cited as a factor in the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, according to a report issued Wednesday.

Wanted: A Few Good Environmental Videos
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Whether you work for an environmental organization, government agency, or environmentally focused business, or whether you're simply an individual with conviction, imagination, and a video camera, ENN TV can get your message across in style.

Hawaii Removes 125 Tons of Marine Debris
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Teams led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service collected more than 125 tons of debris in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands last year, up from the 5 tons they gathered in 1996.

Deforestation Doesn't Trigger Floods, U.N. Report Claims
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Deforestation is often wrongly blamed for causing floods, like in Guatemala this month, under a myth that has skewed agricultural policies, an international report said on Thursday.

Experts Link N.M. Tree Die-Offs to Warming
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers believe the massive die-offs of New Mexico's state tree during 2002 and 2003 could be a harbinger of life in a warming world.

Devices To Save Energy are Hot Sellers
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary-Beth McLaughlin, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio

The temperatures may still be mild, but sales of cold-air fighters like insulation are heating up as people prepare to contend with soaring energy costs. A check with retailers found sales are unusually brisk for insulation, weather-stripping and plastic sheeting for windows, caulking materials, and even programmable thermostats.

Hybrids, Diesel Cars Dominate List of Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles for 2006
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Ford Motor Co., with its hybrid SUVs, is the only American carmaker to crack the top-10 fuel economy list for 2006 vehicles. The manual version of the hybrid Honda Insight tops the list, with 60 miles per gallon in the city and 66 mpg on the highway, and the hybrid Toyota Prius is second with 60 mpg in the city and 51 on the highway, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy said Wednesday.

EPA Actions Against Polluters
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - EPA

A roundup of recent actions the EPA has taken against commercial, industrial, and individual polluters.

Cherokee International Sites Certified to ISO 14001
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Cherokee International, a manufacturer of power supplies, today announced that its Tustin, Calif., and Guadalajara, Mexico, facilities have successfully completed the audit of International Standardization Organization (ISO) 14001 certification for environmental practices by QMI.

China Bear Bile Farmer Eaten by Own Animals
October 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Chinese man who raised bears to tap them for their bile, prized as a traditional medicine in Asia, has been killed and eaten by his animals, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

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