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Genzyme Center Earns Highest Environmental Rating From U.S. Green Building Council
September 9, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Genzyme Corp. announced today that its world headquarters building, Genzyme Center, has received the highest rating issued by the U.S. Green Building Council, the nation’s foremost authority on environmentally responsible building practices.

Spain Enjoys -- and Suffers -- First Significant Rainfall of the Year
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Harold Heckle, Associated Press

Many regions of drought-struck Spain breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday as rain fell over a significant proportion of the country. Spain is suffering its worst drought since record-keeping began.

Cooking with the Heat of the Sun
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Kate Lohnes, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas

For some people, the concept called solar cooking is a hobby. For others, it's a lifestyle change. Solar cooking uses sunlight-generated heat to prepare food. Many solar cookers are made from household materials, such as cardboard and aluminum foil. Most are fairly inexpensive and can be made at home.

Gulf Coast Fishermen Hope Katrina Spared Sea Life
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Crispian Balmer, Reuters

Fisherman Greg Verges believes the shrimp knew a bad storm was coming their way even before the locals did. The week before Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic arrival, Verges' boat landed 400 pounds of prime quality shrimp in the Biloxi channel. Then, day after day, the catches fell off. "On the day before Katrina, I brought home just 40 shrimps."

Chilis Cool Conflict Between Man and Elephants
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

It has spiced up many a meal but now the fiery chili pepper is being used to cool an ancient feud between farmers and wild elephants in Africa. In the Zambezi valley in southern Zambia, small-scale farmers are growing chili peppers as a deterrent against elephants that raid their crops -- and marketing the end result as an eco-friendly product.

Innovative Environment-Friendly Products: BlueHeat
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

In this incarnation of our innovative product series, we're featuring BlueHeat, a product that performs many of the heating functions in your car, but without having to idle the engine. Idling engines spend fuel, and burn that fuel less cleanly than fuel that's being burned when your car is moving.

Amnesty International Says U.S. Consortium's African Oil Pipeline Threatens Human Rights
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Todd Pitman, Associated Press

Amnesty International accused U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil of putting profits over human rights with its involvement in a multibillion dollar oil pipeline that runs from Chad to a seaport in the West African nation of Cameroon.

Coming Soon to a Computer Screen Near You: ENN TV
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

In anticipation of ENN TV's September 15 launch, ENN is soliciting short videos from non-profit organizations and environmentally focused businesses and individuals. For a limited time, ENN will showcase them on ENN TV for free.

EarthNews Radio: Finding Constellations
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Many of the beautiful summer constellations are still visible though we're approaching the fall. How do you find these constellations? Jerry Kay spoke to Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium to find out.

States Sue U.S. over Energy Efficiency of Appliances
September 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph A. Giannone, Reuters

Fifteen states led by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued the U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday for dragging its feet on setting efficiency standards for household appliances that would save enormous amounts of energy.

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