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USDA Seeks 'Guidance Document' Concerning Organic Cows' Pasture Access
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Martin, Chicago Tribune

As more large dairies enter the robust organic milk business, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to clarify what it means to be an organic dairy cow.

Scientists Use Hazing to Drive Crows Away
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press

In a city where a huge flock of crows has been pestering people for years, officials are fighting back with a hazing program aimed at disrupting the birds' sleep with noise and light and driving them into the countryside.

San Francisco Officials Pass Law Mandating Humane Treatment for Backyard Dogs
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Kim Curtis, Associated Press

In this famously dog-friendly city, dog owners are "pet guardians," the local shelter keeps strays in "apartments" -- and, as of Tuesday, man's best friend is entitled to certain perks.

Blue Bins in, Bags out in Chicago Recycling Experiment
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Tribune

An experiment in replacing blue bags with blue bins received unanimous approval from a City Council committee Monday.

Biologists Check on Arizona Fish Diversity
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists are checking the diversity of fish in the Lower Salt River and reservoir lakes. Among the 170 fish caught Monday in one drained section of the 80-foot-wide Arizona Canal -- and then returned to the water -- were whiskered channel catfish up to 3 feet long, colorful rainbow trout and Sonora suckers.

Tsunami Relief Shows Humanity's Capacity To Give
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, an op/ed

When a wall of water crashed across the shorelines of several Asian countries on December 26, it was a powerful reminder of just how vulnerable humanity can be to the forces of nature -- especially people living in developing countries.

Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania Governors Back $15 Billion Aid for Bay
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Dave Schleck, Daily Press

Governors from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania promised this week to put on their lobby hats and campaign on Capitol Hill for more funding for the Chesapeake Bay, even if it means joining supporters of other nationally-funded cleanups such as the Everglades and the Great Lakes.

Scientific Panel's Report on Water Pollutant at Odds with EPA Findings
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott Vanhorne, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A water pollutant also found in some produce and milk is not as dangerous as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined in a preliminary risk assessment two years ago, a panel of scientists announced Monday.

Researchers Find Pond Scum Toxin that May Kill Bald Eagles
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Bo Petersen, The Post and Courier

Two researchers at the Hollings Marine Laboratory on James Island have made what could be a groundbreaking discovery in the search for a mysterious killer of bald eagles.

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