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Former Prime Minister Proposes Australia as World's Nuclear Dump
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Xenya Cherny, Reuters

A former Australian prime minister has proposed that the country offer to store the world's nuclear waste in its vast desert interior and use the money earned on environment and social welfare programmes.

ENN Presents Autumn 'Sky Tour' Podcast
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

For the second time this year, ENN is bringing you a very special presentation: Sky Tour, a personal tour of the night sky, hosted by ENN publisher Jerry Kay and featuring Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences as your tour guide.

Crocodiles Rock on Former Brazil Dairy Farm
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrei Khalip, Reuters

When high costs and low prices drained income from her family's dairy farm, Nina Collard made a snappy decision. She swapped the cows for crocodiles. After seven years of investing in the pioneering project to breed rare broad-nosed cayman crocodiles in captivity, the farm sent the first batch of 150 reptiles to the butcher this year.

Illinois Hospital Goes 'Green'
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Richard Wronski, Chicago Tribune

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois is being designed with environmentally friendly features that include large expanses of glass for natural light, water-retentive plantings on the roof and a "rainwater garden" to recycle water.

Rita Decimates the Louisiana Cattle Industry
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Hurricane Rita battered the heart of Louisiana beef cattle country, apparently drowning thousands of head, dispersing others 10 to 15 miles inland and leaving surviving animals with dangerously brackish water and no forage, state officials said Tuesday.

Climate Change Now
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

A new international cross-sector coalition is launching a European education program offering consumers immediate and lifelong solutions to tackling climate change.

Invasive Mosquito Species Found in Midwest
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Salter, Associated Press

A species of mosquito common in the eastern U.S. and capable of carrying the West Nile virus has made its way to the Midwest for the first time, a finding made by a college undergraduate, Washington University officials said Monday.

Feds Cut Back Habitat for Snowy Plover
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced that West Coast beach-front critical habitat for the threatened western snowy plover will be cut back by nearly 40 percent, continuing a Bush administration policy of reducing habitat protections for threatened and endangered species to reduce economic losses.

Cattle Feared Dead Along Flooded Louisiana Coast
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press

The Army used Blackhawk helicopters to search for thousands of cattle feared stranded in high water Monday amid reports that more than 4,000 may have been killed in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita.

Decision to Remove Causeway Sparks Debate
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Douglas administration decision to remove the Missisquoi Bay causeway over Lake Champlain has sparked a debate over how that will affect habitat for the spiny soft shell turtle.

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