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140,000 People Flee Flooded Homes as Heavy Monsoon Rains Lash Eastern India
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Heavy monsoon downpours lashed eastern India on Thursday, submerging vast areas in the eastern state of Orissa and forcing around 140,000 people to flee their homes and move to higher ground.

Hopi Plan Action against Forest Service
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today

"I am disappointed but not at all surprised at this latest decision of the Forest Service to uphold the desecration of Nuvatukyaovi (San Francisco Peaks)," Hopi Chairman Wayne Taylor said. Southwestern Regional Forester Harv Forsgren affirmed the decision by Coconino National Forest Supervisor Nora Rasure, which approved expansion and snow production from recycled water at the Arizona Snowbowl on San Francisco Peaks.

E-Tagging of Pygmy Elephants Helps Study
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Vijay Joshi, Associated Press

Crouched in the vine-tangled forest of Borneo, where the brightest part of the day seems like dusk, Elis Tambing finally got the elusive animal in his laser sight and fired. The pink-quilled dart found its mark: the rump of the female pygmy elephant, a unique and endangered animal found only in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo Island.

Bush Says Kyoto Treaty Would Have Hurt Economy
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

President Bush said in a Danish TV interview aired Thursday that adhering to the Kyoto treaty on climate change would have "wrecked" the U.S. economy. "Kyoto would have wrecked our economy. I couldn't in good faith have signed Kyoto," Bush told the Danish Broadcasting Corp., noting that the treaty did not include other nations -- including India and China -- that he called "big polluters."

Florida Biologist Who Fought for Panthers is Reinstated to Job
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Craig Pittman, St. Petersburg Times

For six years biologist Andy Eller reviewed development permits to make sure that subdivisions built in the western Everglades would not wipe out habitat for the endangered Florida panther. But Eller's bosses at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service overruled him and developers went around him, even calling Florida's U.S. senators to get approval for projects.

Thai Fishermen Catch World's Largest Freshwater Fish
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press

This big one did not get away. Thai fishermen netted a 646-pound catfish believed to have been the world's largest freshwater fish ever caught in Thailand, a researcher said Thursday.

Merrill Lynch, World Resources Institute Make Stock Picks Based on Climate Change
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

A new report, the result of a collaboration between a mainstream U.S. investment bank and a environmentalist nonprofit, has broken new ground by issuing stock recommendations.

ENN Weekly: June 27th - July 1st
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week. In the news June 27th - July 1st: Teflon under fire, global warming's toll on sand dunes, an environmentally dubious land trade, and supporters and detractors weigh in on the Kyoto protocol.

U.N. Rejects Bulk of Environment Claims on Iraq
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

The United Nations on Thursday approved only $252 million of the $50 billion in claims brought against Iraq by its neighbours for environment and health damage from the 1990-91 invasion and occupation of Kuwait.

Kyoto Protocol: Waste of Cash or Green Lifeline?
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A waste of more than $1,300 a year for every American, undermining economic growth and jobs? Or a lifeline for the planet costing just an annual $20 for each European? The U.N.'s Kyoto protocol on curbing global warming looks utterly different when viewed from Washington, which opposes the 150-nation pact, or from its main backers in the European Union, Japan or Canada.

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