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Vanishing Islands
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Duane Silverstein, Seacology

(By Duane Silverstein) In a few weeks millions of viewers will be tuning in to Survivor-Palau to see which of 18 castaways will be the last to be voted off one of Palau's...

Citrus Growers Gearing Up for Canker Issues
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Christina Hoag, The Miami Herald

Florida's farmers have a range of issues they hope to sway the Florida Legislature on this year, ranging from increased property rights to sales tax exemptions.

EU Defuses Row with US over Wood Packaging Insects
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Smith, Reuters

EU agriculture ministers agreed on Monday to delay new wood packaging rules aimed at keeping out tree-eating insects that the United States has complained would disrupt $80 billion worth of its exports, officials said.

Jury Deliberates Case of Alleged Clean Water Act Violation
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Quincy C. Collins, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

A federal jury begins deliberations today in the case against a Vancleave developer, his daughter and an engineer accused of violating the Clean Water Act.

Emerald Isle's Visitors Seek Beach Access
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

Day visitors will face a long walk to enjoy parts of Emerald Isle's wider beach this spring. Pathways to the shore are plentiful, but parking isn't.

Four New York City Boroughs Report Drop in Car Registrations
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Incantalupo, Newsday

Lost, Brooklyn vicinity: 76,245 cars, trucks and buses.

Minnesota Officials Mum on Cyanide Investigation
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - By Rona Johnson, Grand Forks Herald, N.D.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will neither confirm nor deny that it is investigating whether beekeepers in the state were using sodium cyanide illegally.

Program to Compensate Amchitka Workers is Progressing
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Hunter, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

Andy Akulaw spent seven months helping to dig a mile-deep pit on Amchitka Island about 35 years ago. Today, he's getting by on one kidney, and it doesn't work as well as it should.

Economic Uncertainty over Lack of Dredging in North Carolina
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Smith, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

Boaters won't be the only ones affected if North Carolina's shallow inlets can't be used.

Fire Ravages Forest Reserve Bordering Malaysian Airport, Administrative Capital
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Firefighters used helicopters to douse a fire sweeping through a massive forest reserve bordering Malaysia's administrative capital and the international airport, reports said Thursday.

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