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Clinton Global Initiative Event to be Carbon Neutral
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

GreenOrder, Inc., a New York-based environmental strategy and marketing firm, announced today that it is working as a partner organization with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), organized by former President Bill Clinton, to offset CGI’s greenhouse gas impact and make it “carbon neutral."

EarthNews Radio: Edible Forest Gardens
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

"Edible forest gardens" actually do not have to be very large. Jerry Kay spoke to Dave Jacke, the author of Edible Forest Gardens.

Protecting New Orleans from Future Floods To Cost Billions, Take Decades
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press

Given enough money, engineers agree that they could eventually build a system of levees and other flood control structures sufficient to protect New Orleans from another Katrina or even a stronger hurricane. But it would cost billions, and the work might not be completed for up to 30 years.

Biologists Encouraged by Ferrets' Progress
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife biologists believe that black-footed ferrets released into the wilds of Colorado are thriving -- and breeding -- as the state tries to build a self-sustaining population of the mammal considered to be the rarest in North America.

Mississippi Begins Katrina Cleanup, but Where Will the Garbage Go?
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

In a sandy construction site on the outskirts of town, more than a dozen trucks wait for their chance to unload tree limbs and feed a huge bonfire that will burn from dawn until dusk every day for months.

Ecuador Concerned by Colombia's Herbicide Use
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Ecuador asked the United Nations Sunday to pursue research on the threat to health of a herbicide used by Colombia to wipe out coca -- the raw material for cocaine -- grown along their shared border.

U.N. Estimates that 2005 Ozone Hole Will Probably Be Slightly Smaller than All-Time High of 2003
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Uta Harnischfeger, Associated Press

The hole in the ozone layer this year will probably be slightly smaller than the all-time largest of 2003, signaling that depletion is still occurring but possibly at a slower rate, a U.N. agency said.

Katrina's Environment Threat Not Over, Greens Say
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank McGurty, Reuters

Early environmental tests after Hurricane Katrina have given authorities little cause for alarm, but some environmentalists say they are concerned that severe pollution may still be a threat.

Young Malaysian Trash Pickers Make Turtle Nesting Beaches Pristine as Part of Global Cleanup
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Vijay Joshi, Associated Press

Schoolchildren and volunteers removed loads of rubbish Saturday from the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles along eastern Malaysia's beaches as part of a global environmental cleanup that draws millions of participants annually.

An Uncertain Future for a River that Helps Feed the Nation
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

It begins as fresh snowmelt, streaming from Mount Ritter's gray granite faces into Thousand Island Lake, a bouldered mirror. The clear blue water spills out through a narrow canyon, and the San Joaquin River is born.

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