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Democratic Senator Blocks Vote on Bush Nominee to Head EPA
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A lone senator moved Thursday to block President Bush's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the White House and EPA of stonewalling his requests for data from the agency.

Developing Nations Ripe for Wind, Solar Energy, U.N. Says
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Developing countries could install hundreds of thousands of megawatts of renewable energy capacity and help relieve poverty and volatile oil bills in those nations, U.N. officials said Thursday.

Singapore Finds it Hard to Expand without Sand
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Koh Gui Qing, Reuters

Few islands have ballooned in size like Singapore, whose original beaches, dunes and mangroves have disappeared under the pavement of its expanding metropolis. Over the last four decades, Singapore's borders have swollen by nearly 20 percent with a relentless series of land reclamation projects.

EPA Likely to Miss Deadline for Issuing Rule on Views, Air Quality in National Parks
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency seemed likely to miss a court-ordered deadline Friday for issuing new rules intended to improve the views and air quality in 156 national parks and wilderness areas.

ENN Weekly: April 11th - 15th
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week.

Furniture Company Supports Green Line
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Heath E. Combs, High Point (NC) Enterprise

Amid the mass of furniture on display as the High Point International Home Furnishings Market gets under way today, a company is looking for a niche in the green.

Old-Growth Timber May Get the Ax
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paula Dobbyn, Anchorage (AK) Daily News

State officials are planning to offer a Ketchikan company nearly 500 acres of old-growth timber on Gravina Island for harvest as part of the governor's efforts to increase logging on state land.

Elevated Lane for Mass Transit Part of Options Offered to Unclog I-595
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Turnbell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

For residents who live along Interstate 595, getting to work in 20 years might mean walking across an air-conditioned bridge over the highway to a sleek bus or train running in the median.

EarthNews Radio in Review
April 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

A review of some of Jerry Kay's EarthNews Radio interviews that we've featured recently on ENN.

House Committees Advance Slimmed-Down $8 Billion Energy Tax Package
April 14, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Lawmakers plowed through an energy bill Wednesday that would provide billions of dollars in tax breaks to industry, open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling and aid farmers by expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline.

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