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Nigeria Shuts Lagos Schools after Unexplained Fumes Sweep City
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Dulue Mbachu, Associated Press

On Wednesday, Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu ordered the closure of all primary and secondary schools in Lagos, a city of 14 million, and launched an investigation to determine the cause of what a government statement called a "high concentration of gas in the air."

Red Tide Still a Problem in Florida Panhandle
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Red tide, which has beachgoers complaining of alergy-like symptoms while causing fish kills and closing oyster harvesting areas, remains scattered across the Florida Panhandle, state officials said on Wednesday.

Study Uncovers Source of California Beach Sand
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Pascal Pinck, Reuters

Scientists have cracked one of the enduring geological mysteries of Southern California's famed beaches: where the sand comes from. Researchers had long assumed that coastal rivers washed the bulk of the naturally introduced sand to the beaches south of Los Angeles.

Experts Link New Mexico Tree Die-Offs to Warming
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers believe the massive die-offs of New Mexico's state tree during 2002 and 2003 could be a harbinger of life in a warming world.

Critics Dominate Final EPA Hearing on Radiation Rule
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency's final hearing on its proposed rule governing how much radiation could be released from Yucca Mountain drew a series of critics, mostly environmentalists who said the standard was too weak to protect future generations.

EarthNews Radio: Sounds on Mars
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

What would it sound like if we played music on Mars? Jerry Kay spoke to Dr. Paul Doherty, a physicist at the Morrison Planetarium of the California Academy of Sciences to find out.

Report Says U.S. Reduces Protection of Waters, Wetlands
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Elsner, Reuters

In the past four years, the United States has drastically cut back on its protection of waterways and wetlands, whose erosion was cited as a factor in the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, according to a report issued Wednesday.

Wanted: A Few Good Environmental Videos
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Whether you work for an environmental organization, government agency, or environmentally focused business, or whether you're simply an individual with conviction, imagination, and a video camera, ENN TV can get your message across in style.

Hawaii Removes 125 Tons of Marine Debris
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Teams led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service collected more than 125 tons of debris in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands last year, up from the 5 tons they gathered in 1996.

Deforestation Doesn't Trigger Floods, U.N. Report Claims
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Deforestation is often wrongly blamed for causing floods, like in Guatemala this month, under a myth that has skewed agricultural policies, an international report said on Thursday.

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