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California Senate Rejects Schwarzenegger's Air Board Chair
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The California Senate on Thursday rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's choice to head the state Air Resources Board, saying her close ties to the energy industry made her a bad fit for an agency with so much influence on the nation's clean-air laws.

German Conservative Links Katrina to U.S. CO2 Policy
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A German conservative policymaker said on Thursday climate change had played a role in Hurricane Katrina and urged the U.S. to join other nations in cutting the carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warming.

Ebola Virus Threatens Gorillas, Chimps
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Todd Pitman, Associated Press

Conservationists say the dreaded Ebola virus along with decades of hunting and logging are putting some ape species on the brink of extinction in Central Africa. Most at risk are western lowland gorillas and the Central African chimpanzee, both of which live in the dense rain forests of Central Africa, Conservation International said in a statement.

Retreating Glaciers and Melting Permafrost Threaten Traditional Lifestyles of Arctic People
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Watching the gargantuan chunks of ice break off the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and thunder into an Arctic fjord is a spectacular sight. To Greenland's Inuit population, it is also deeply worrisome.

Biggest Health Worry after Katrina is Clean Water
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A lack of clean water is the most immediate health threat posed by the murky green water flooding Louisiana and Mississippi, health experts warned Wednesday as authorities declared a public health emergency after Hurricane Katrina's devastation.

ENN Weekly: August 29th - September 2nd
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news August 29th - September 2nd: Katrina overwhelms the Gulf Coast, retreating glaciers worry Greenland's Inuit people, scientists crack the chimp's DNA code, Steve Case bets on car-sharing, and much more.

Two-Pipe System with Fresh, Recycled Water Taps into Future
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Mayes, The Oregonian

The water district that serves Oregon's fast-growing Happy Valley and the newly formed city of Damascus is borrowing an idea from the arid Southwest -- recycled wastewater.

Private System for Animal ID Raises Concern
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Angel Riggs, Tulsa World

In a controversial decision, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said a private organization, rather than the government, will eventually track all livestock in the country. That's a move one industry leader says could increase costs and confusion for producers already worried about who will have access to information about their operations and who will pay for it.

Officials Announce Clean Air Settlement with Cargill
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Glover, Associated Press

Cargill Inc. will spend about $130 million to upgrade pollution control devices at 27 corn and oilseed plants in the Midwest to settle a clean air lawsuit, federal officials said Thursday.

West Nile Virus Risk Could Increase Following Hurricane Katrina, Warns Journal Editor
September 2, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The widespread and devastating flooding in the Gulf Coast region caused by Hurricane Katrina, and the threat posed by large areas of standing water in its aftermath, could provide a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes, boosting mosquito populations and increasing the risk for transmission of West Nile virus in the long term, warns Stephen Higgs, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and Editor-in-Chief of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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