Business

Gas Prices Starting to Ease
May 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Gas prices have eased just as the traditional driving season begins in earnest.

Bahrain Adds Sea Horse-Shaped Island to Odd Collection of Manmade Gulf Archipelago
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Adnan Malik, Associated Press

Man-made islands shaped like palm trees and a map of the world are already rising above the turquoise Persian Gulf, and Bahrain said Wednesday it wants to join the craze by building an island of its own -- in the shape of a sea horse.

ENN Forum Review: Our Readers Speak
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This week on ENN we're starting a new series that will highlight some of the interesting comments made by you, our readers, in the ENN Forum.

EarthNews Radio: Cheetahs in Danger
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Cheetahs are a unique and beautiful creature, one which we are in real danger of losing to extinction.

Fishing Industry Suffering as Salmon Runs Drastically Drop
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press

Fertilizer salesman Rex Harke had planned to take 12 of his most loyal clients on a salmon fishing expedition down the Columbia River this week. Normally at this time, the spring chinook salmon are charging up the river in the tens of thousands, heading from the Pacific Ocean to their spawning beds.

Developers Going out on a Limb for Trees
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Jessica Vanegeren, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.

It may be rare for developers to chop money-making housing units out of a plan, but that's what owners of 244 acres off Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley have done during the past year. The reason? To save trees.

Court Tells EPA to Stop Tracking Releases of Widely Used Chemical Solvent
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government can no longer require chemical makers and users to account for how much methyl ethyl ketone, a widely used ingredient in plastics, textiles and paints, is released into the environment each year.

EarthNews Radio: Farm to School Programs
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The Farm to School programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, reducing obesity, providing education opportunities, and supporting local small farmers.

EPA Drops Regulatory Effort on Lead Paint Exposures
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

After working for nearly a decade on regulations to protect children and construction workers from exposure to lead paint, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided instead to ask companies engaged in home renovation and remodeling to adopt protective practices voluntarily.

Wind Power Industry Gaining Ground across U.S.
May 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Dennis Darrow, The Pueblo Chieftan

The U.S. wind energy industry this year appears ready to break the previous record for installation of new projects with wind farms planned from New York to Arizona, the American Wind Energy Association reported in late April.

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