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Los Angeles Study Finds Higher Pollution Death Risk
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kevin Krolicki, Reuters

The risk of dying from air pollution in parts of traffic-clogged Los Angeles appears sharply higher than previously believed, according to a study comparing the risks of living in affluent, beachfront neighborhoods to the hazy and fast-growing inland area.

Penguins Find Peace in Falklands War Minefields
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters

There's a mating ritual going on in the minefield. Fortunately the would-be lovers are penguins, too light to detonate the deadly mines laid more than two decades ago during a war on the far-flung Falkland Islands.

Cocaine Is Killing Colombian Nature Parks
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kim Housego, Associated Press

Cocaine is killing the great nature parks of Colombia. Government spraying of coca plant killer is driving growers and traffickers out of their usual territory into national parks where spraying is banned. Here they are burning thousands of acres of virgin rain forest and poisoning rivers with chemicals.

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.

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