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ENN Weekly: May 2nd - 6th
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

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

EarthNews Radio Review
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

This week EarthNews Radio brought you interviews with information about greener consumer products -- including how to identify them and how they're grown -- and the battle to make some of them legal and accepted.

Even Used, Some Prius Hybrid Cars Selling for above Sticker Price
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Sheila Catoira wanted a fuel-efficient Toyota Prius hybrid so badly, she found a used model online and paid $1,000 more than the car would have cost new. With the demand for a gas-electric Prius far outstripping supply, some buyers are plunking down a premium for cars that are thousands of miles old.

Gasoline Would Be Cheaper if Oil Companies Used More Ethanol, Report Says
May 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Wenske, The Kansas City Star, Mo.

Reluctance by big oil companies to blend more ethanol in their gasoline costs consumers 5 to 8 cents a gallon at the pump, a report claims.

Impoverished Arkansas Delta Towns Hope 'Lord God' Bird Will Work an Economic Miracle
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Melissa Nelson, Associated Press

If the ivory-billed woodpecker was magic to early-day American Indians, perhaps it can work some magic for the modern-day residents trying to scratch out a living in this poor Delta region.

Park Closes Lake to Protect Rare Mollusk
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Officials have closed one of the park's lakes to swimming in order to protect a small, rare mollusk living there. Biologists say the Rocky Mountain capshell limpet needs the protection in Lost Lake, one of only 17 known homes to the limpet, because swimmers could too easily crush the small creatures.

Sharing Gas Tax Will Help Cities -- An ENN Commentary
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

Official or not, it seems that our federal politicians are in full-on electioneering mode. Right now, whatever they say and do is being watched very carefully by their opponents and members of the media. Everything is put through an election filter to see how what is being said has been designed to win more votes.

Three Snails Thought Extinct Discovered
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Three snails listed as extinct have been rediscovered in the Coosa and Cahaba rivers, the Nature Conservancy announced. Jeff Garner, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' mollusk biologist, rediscovered the cobble elimia and the nodulose Coosa River snail on a dive in the Coosa River.

Environmental Groups Say Removing Burned Trees from Montana Forest Could Harm Grizzly Bears
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gallagher, Associated Press

Removing trees burned during fires in a national forest could harm grizzly bears in one of the few states where they live outside Alaska, two environmental groups claim in a lawsuit.

House Panel Boosts National Park Spending, Cuts Local Water Projects
May 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Dalrymple, Associated Press

A House panel cut federal aid for local water projects but boosted money for National Park Service operations in a bill that devotes $26.2 billion to natural resource programs next year.

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