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2000 in Review: Environment
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March 28: 002C Farmers, Researchers Helping Clean Up Water 00AF . Larry Risse wants to know if the water flowing through his 100-acre farm somehow contribute to the pollution of nearby Lake Oconee.

Aug. 23: 0030 Goodbye Dursban: Consumers, Farmers Must Switch 00B2 . If you normally buy the pesticide Dursban to fight pests like fleas, ticks and spiders, you'd better start shopping for a replacement.

Aug. 31: 002E Georgia Poultry Farmers Fine-tuning Recycling 00B3 . Georgia farmers produce 21 million pounds of poultry a day. Now they're poised to take the lead in safeguarding soil and water quality.

Oct. 11: 0024 Fire Ants Threaten Georgia Wildlife 00BA . Entomologists and wildlife biologists have found evidence that fire ants are hurting loggerhead turtles, brown pelicans, quail and alligators.

Oct. 11: 0026 UGA, Farmers Seek to Replace Chemical 00B3 . With help from UGA experts, Georgia farmers think they may have found a simple replacement for a chemical they hoped they'd never lose.

Nov. 14: 0030 Gnat-size Dive Bombers Strike Georgia Fire Ants 00A5 . Until the decapitating flies showed up, Buck Aultman had no way to rid his 20-acre pasture of its pox of fire ant mounds.

Dec. 21: 002A Homeowners Lose Another Popular Pesticide 2741 . Just months after consumers lost Dursban, a major maker of diazinon has announced plans to phase it out of the market.

(Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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