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Katrina Crop Toll Rivals Drought, Expected To Reach $900 Million
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Clayton, Omaha World-Herald

Crop and livestock losses directly related to Hurricane Katrina were estimated Tuesday around $900 million, but drought in parts of the southern and eastern Corn Belt may have done more damage to crops.

Nine States To Set Carbon Dioxide Pollution Limits from Power Plants
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - John Richardson, Portland Press Herald, Maine

After two years of discussion, state officials, energy producers, environmentalists and consumer advocates are debating final details of a proposed cap-and-trade program that is expected to be finalized at the end of this month.

National Instruments Announces Plan for New RoHS-Compliant Products
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) today announced its plan to release environmentally friendly products as part of the NI Hazardous Substances Reduction initiative.

Lions Kill 20 Peasants in Ethiopia
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Lions disturbed by deforestation have killed 20 people and devoured 750 of their domestic animals in Ethiopia, a local news agency said on Tuesday.

Delegation Leaders 'Satisfied' with Talks on Shared Rivers
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Parveen Ahmed, Associated Press

Bangladesh and India on Tuesday ended a second day of talks on the use of water from rivers bordering both countries, with delegation leaders saying they were satisfied and optimistic over the discussions.

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.

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