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Judge Orders Study of Whether Pesticides Are Jeopardizing California Red-Legged Frog
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A federal judge has ordered officials to study whether 66 common agricultural pesticides are harming a red-legged frog believed to have inspired a short story by Mark Twain.

Dutch Sea Masters Reach Out to U.S. after Katrina
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Carmel Crimmins, Reuters

Famed for clawing back land from an encroaching sea and building one of the world's most formidable flood defense systems, the Netherlands is sending experts to the U.S. Gulf Coast to help clean up after Katrina.

Report Says ASEAN Environment Ministers To Hold Talks on Haze Next Week
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Southeast Asian environment ministers will talk next week in the Philippines about boosting regional cooperation to combat haze from forest fires, a perennial problem that smothered Indonesia and Malaysia last month, a news report said.

Indonesia Court Says Newmont Has Case To Answer
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

An Indonesian court ruled on Tuesday that a unit of U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corp. and its American chief had failed to prevent the dumping of toxic waste into a bay near a now-defunct gold mine.

Depleted Canada Cod Stocks Face Devastation, WWF Says
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Severely depleted cod stocks in the Grand Banks off Canada's east coast face being totally wiped out by illegal fishing, the World Wildlife Federation said Monday.

Environmental Income Can Help Reduce Poverty -- A Guest Commentary
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

A common complaint I hear again and again is that environmental groups ignore the economy. "You can't take care of the environment unless you have a strong economy," is the standard refrain.

EarthNews Radio: Wetlands Restoration
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

There are many efforts across the US to restore and protect our wetlands which actually can reduce mosquito populations, and the diseases they carry such as West Nile Virus. Jerry Kay spoke to Ellie Cohen of PRBO Conservation Science.

Professor Documents Glacial Retreat, Warns of Global Warming's Impact
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Spencer, Associated Press

When Lonnie Thompson started collecting ice samples from the world's glaciers in the 1970s, people were abuzz about a coming ice age. Since then, global warming has become more than an academic concept for the Ohio State University professor. He's watched it.

Endangered Species Act Rewrite Would Cut Critical Habitat Provisions
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Congress is considering proposed changes to the 32-year-old Endangered Species Act that would get the government out of the business of setting aside critical habitat for threatened plants and animals.

Campaign To Save Sea Turtles Takes Aim at Mexico City Market
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Environmental activists and government prosecutors on Tuesday took aim at Mexico City's most dangerous neighborhood in a controversial campaign to discourage the illegal consumption of sea-turtle eggs.

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