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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.

Justices Weigh Water Rights
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Doyle, The Sacramento Bee

Some San Joaquin Valley farmers had a tough row to hoe Wednesday as Supreme Court justices showed skepticism over the farmers' bid to sue the federal government.

African Fossils Push Back Origins Of Humans, and Other Stories
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - California Academy of Sciences

After reevaluating the dates of a set of early human fossils, scientists have concluded that humans emerged as a species nearly 30,000 years earlier than once believed.

Some Dairy Farmers Worry about 'Organic' Milk Labels
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer

Even in the cold of winter, Roman Stoltzfoos sends his organic dairy cows tramping out to pasture after milking them. That constant effort on his 200-acre Lancaster County farm is at the heart of a battle over the meaning of "organic" -- a term that can add $6 or $7 to the price of every hundred pounds of milk Stoltzfoos and other organic farmers sell.

Senate Considering Revival of Pesticide Reporting System
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Steves, The Register-Guard

Six years after the Legislature voted for a system to report on the use of pesticides in Oregon, no such program exists, except on paper. But a Senate committee opened hearings on a bill to revive and make permanent Oregon's Pesticide Use Reporting System by doubling the fees paid by manufacturers.

'Green Building' Trend Grows
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Hubble Smith, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas home builders are putting in low-energy appliances, heat-resistant windows and desert landscaping in an effort to conserve natural resources, part of the "green building" trend in residential construction.

City of Albuquerque, Environmentalists Settle Silvery Minnow Dispute
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The city of Albuquerque and environmental groups reached a settlement Wednesday in a five-year legal battle over the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow.

Board Backs Proposed Nuclear Waste Dump at Utah Reservation
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Travis Reed, Associated Press

A federal licensing board approved a proposed nuclear waste dump Thursday, reversing an earlier ruling that there was too much risk of a plane crash from a nearby air base.

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