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Climate Change Threatens Humanity's Cradle, Africa
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Climate change in Africa gave rise to modern humans. Now experts fear that global warming linked to carbon emissions will have its worst impact on humanity's cradle.

ENN Newsletter Articles: To Summarize or Not To Summarize...That is the Question
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Jerry Kay, ENN

The readers of our newsletter and visitors to our site have always been passionate about the environment and loyal to ENN. During the last year many of you have asked us to provide you with more stories in the daily newsletter. When we did this about a week ago we received many responses from our readers. These responses were strongly worded and conveyed a clear message: Return to the old format. That is exactly what we have done, beginning with this issue.

Mainstream Chains Join Organic Revolution
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post

Melvin Markels doesn't want to consume anything that's bad for him. He shuns foods and beverages containing pesticides, chemicals or hormones. That's why the retired postal worker drives 25 miles from West Palm Beach to Whole Foods Market in Boca Raton every few weeks to load up a shopping cart with organic food such as tomatoes and soy lattes, free-range chickens raised without antibiotics and even natural toothpaste.

Connecticut Business Certified To Handle Fluorescent Tube
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Marks, The Hartford Courant

Partners Raymond Graczyk and Robert E. Robert began crushing up fluorescent light tubes for profit nine years ago, and figure they've done away with almost 25 million by now. Along the way, their recycling business has helped hundreds of companies comply with environmental laws and kept an estimated 1,700 pounds of mercury out of the environment.

124 Tractor-Trailers to Deliver Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to the Barnes & Noble Warehouse
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced that the first U.S. shipment of the new J. K. Rowling book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, lands today at its distribution center in Jamesburg, New Jersey.

Georgia Power Investing $1.3 Billion in Environmental Controls, Reducing Sulfur Emissions About 50 Percent
June 27, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Georgia Power filed applications today for four more scrubbers -- two for Plant Wansley near Carrollton and two additional scrubbers for Plant Bowen near Cartersville. In May, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued permits for the installation of Plant Bowen's first two scrubbers, which are now under construction.

Cypriots Get Teeth Into Case of Missing Crocodiles
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife wardens in Cyprus are trying to verify reports that crocodiles may be on the loose at a popular tourist nature spot after they became too dangerous for their owner to handle.

Ruling Dutch Political Party Advocates Nuclear Energy in Policy Paper
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Netherlands Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende's party said Thursday that the country needed more nuclear reactors because the country cannot rely on fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming.

Study Examines Flight of Hummingbirds
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

Not much bigger than a honey bee, the tiny hummingbird is able to hover gently over a flower because it uses some of the same wing motion as an insect -- but not as much as previously thought, a new study says.

Contraceptives Lower Oregon Geese Hatchings
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bait laced with a contraceptive resulted in the hatching of fewer pesky Canada geese last spring, according to a study by the National Wildlife Research Center. The bait, tested around Oregon in 2004, could help in long-range plans to manage the geese, which cause crop damage.

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