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ENN Weekly: April 18th - 22nd
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

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

Should Beer and Wine Drinkers Pray for Rain in the Pacific Northwest?
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon Dininny, Associated Press

Could beer guzzlers and wine aficionados suffer a drought of their own if the Pacific Northwest doesn't see rain soon?

On Earth Day, Environmentalists Debate Future of Movement
April 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

As the world marks the 35th anniversary of Earth Day on Friday, environmentalists are debating the future of a movement that seems to be losing the battle for public opinion.

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.

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