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Shark Attacks Spark 'Kill or Be Killed' Debate
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Two shark attacks in the past few weeks, both in waters off South Australia state, have sparked an emotional debate in Australia over whether the great white, the ocean's fiercest predator, should be culled.

In Marshlands South of New Orleans, Katrina's Destruction Threatens already Tenuous Existence
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Allen G. Breed, Associated Press

Hurricane Katrina ripped through this narrow toe of land at the easternmost edge of the Louisiana boot, where oystermen, shrimpers, river pilots and oil-rig workers cling to existence like snails to the marsh grass. It is a place that lives or dies by the water.

E.U. Proposes Ambitious Plans To Clean Up Air Pollution by 2020
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Associated Press

The European Union head office proposed scaled-back plans Wednesday to reduce air pollution, which it claims kills 370,000 EU citizens every year.

House Panel Set To Approve Sweeping Endangered Species Act Rewrite
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Conservative lawmakers poised to eliminate key provisions of the landmark 32--year--old Endangered Species Act encountered unexpected support Wednesday: Some environmentalists and liberal Democrats said they agree with some of the changes.

Global Warming Could Cause up to 10,000 Deaths Per Year in Asia-Pacific, WHO Official Says
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Meraiah Foley, Associated Press

Up to 10,000 people in the Asia-Pacific region could be dying each year as a result of factors associated with global warming such as severe weather and mosquito-borne disease, a World Health Organization expert said Thursday.

New York Skyscrapers Dim Lights To Save Birds
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The city that never sleeps will darken the lights of the famed Manhattan skyline after midnight to help save migrating birds. New York civic leaders this week said the lights of buildings above the 40th floor will be turned off after midnight in the fall and spring migration seasons to save birds.

EPA Proposes Easing Reporting Requirements on Toxic Pollution
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Saying it wants to ease its regulatory burden on companies, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed adopting a "short form" that would excuse companies from disclosing spills and other releases of toxic substances under certain circumstances.

New This Week on ENN TV
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Harrison Ford narrates a compelling Conservation International video that drives home the urgency of working today to save the planet's ecosystems. The reasons are compelling and undisputable. Rainforests the size of New York City disappear each day. Ninety percent of the world's predatory fish are gone.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Partners with Los Angeles Unified School District in Fall Teacher Workshop Series
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is partnering with the Los Angeles Unified School District in sponsoring a series of teacher training workshops this fall, including sessions on electricity, water science, ecology and general environmental subjects

Alberta-Pacific Awarded Forest Stewardship Council Certification
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited certifier, SmartWood, in recognition of the company’s demonstrated environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management practices.

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