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Buying Green
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Diana McCabe, The Orange County (CA) Register

Earth Day -- which celebrates its 35th anniversary today -- isn't just for tree-huggers or folks who religiously recycle and separate their paper, plastic and bottles.

For Earth Day, Go Green With Your Company
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Welber, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon, Florida

First begun in 1970 at a time when activism dominated the political landscape, Earth Day has become just a whisper of the original outpouring of participation. That said, the April 22 event does continue to remind people to be more conscious of our environment at home and at work.

Apes May Be Key to Human Nature, Expert Says
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press

Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh sounds like a proud mother when she speaks about her brood of bonobos, eight ultra-intelligent apes that will take part in unique language research meant to shed light on their nature and maybe our own.

Scientists 'Rediscover' Rare Angolan Birds
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The first ornithologists to visit northern Angola since the end of the country's civil war have "rediscovered" three species of bird not seen for decades, a conservation group said on Wednesday.

Extended Producer Responsibility -- An ENN Commentary
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Sheehan and Helen Spiegelman, Product Policy Institute

A century ago Europe and North America unknowingly adopted a policy that gave rise to the modern Throwaway Society. For reasons that made sense at the time, convenient collection and disposal of “municipal” refuse became a public service provided by local communities at taxpayer expense.

Diesel Pollution Targeted in New York
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Lombardi, Reuters

The New York City Council will vote today to choke off those black plumes of diesel pollution emitted by city-owned and contracted vehicles -- including 6,000 school buses.

Rural Britons Take Hunt Ban Anger to the Ballot Box
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Rural Britons are in revolt and mounting a determined but almost certainly doomed bid to stop Tony Blair's Labour party winning an unprecedented third term in elections next month.

Activists Push Recycling to Fight 'E-Waste'
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Rachel Konrad, Associated Press

When Earth Day dawned in 1970, optimistic environmentalists predicted emerging technologies would help reduce the nation's reliance on coal, oil, insecticides and other pollutants. But 35 years later, a big part of the problem appears to be technology itself.

Energy Bill Won't Ease Fuel Prices Quickly, Bush Says
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

House Democrats on Wednesday criticized an $8 billion energy bill they said favored big oil companies and President Bush acknowledged the legislation would do nothing to immediately ease record gasoline prices.

Extended Producer Responsibility
April 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Sheehan and Helen Spiegelman, Product Policy Institute

(By Bill Sheehan and Helen Spiegelman) A century ago Europe and North America unknowingly adopted a policy that gave rise to the modern Throwaway Society. Convenient collection and disposal of “municipal” refuse became a public service provided by local communities at taxpayer expense.

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