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Senate Nears Completion of Energy Bill; Conflict Expected with House
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The Senate neared completion of a sweeping national energy agenda late Thursday that would promote conservation and environmentally friendly fuels. But senators rejected a last-minute bid to substantially raise automobile fuel economy over the next decade.

Group Rejects Japanese Plans for Coastal Whale Hunt
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz, Reuters

Japan suffered yet another setback on Thursday in its bid for more whaling when an international commission rejected a plea to allow Japanese coastal communities to hunt whales.

California Turns to Goats to Stop Wildfires
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Leonard Anderson, Reuters

Move over Smokey the Bear. In California, thousands of goats are helping prevent wildfires. From hilly San Francisco to more rural settings, California landowners, business and officials have hired the voracious animals to devour the grass and brush that fuels wildfires.

ENN Weekly: June 20th - 24th
June 24, 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 20th - 24th: A solar sail saga, the Senate debates energy, the meaning behind chickadee chirps, and benchmarks set for Boston Harbor.

Manatee Hotels, Resorts Reach Out to Environment
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Dana Sanchez, The Bradenton Herald

Ecotourism is the buzzword in the hospitality industry, and some hotels are tapping into what amounts to a new niche-market opportunity.

Mitsubishi Motors To Mass-Produce Electric Motorcar in 2010
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it plans to mass-produce electric motorcars in 2010, while launching a brand-new model of a sport utility vehicle this fall and a mini-vehicle model in January next year.

Greenlight Energy Gains Approval to Build Large-Scale Wind Farm in Northeastern Colorado
June 24, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Greenlight Energy, Inc., an independent power producer of wind energy, today announced it has received approval from the Washington County Commission to develop a large-scale wind farm near the town of Akron that could provide enough clean energy to meet the annual needs of up to 90,000 homes.

Big Fish Important in the Gene Pool
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Anglers chasing big fish and leaving the small fry might be doing far more harm than good according to marine scientists in the United States.

Valuable Native Koa Trees Seeing a Comeback in Hawaii
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Yellowed grasses cover the lower southern slopes of Mauna Kea where impenetrable koa forests once stood on the Big Island. But Hawaii's largest endemic tree, with its sickle-shaped leaves, has reclaimed some of its former territory over the last two decades.

Extinction of Frogs is Catastrophic, Scientists Say
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Carlos Andrade, Reuters

Before the arrival of Spanish colonizers some 500 years ago, Indians in what is now Ecuador dipped their arrowheads in venom extracted from the phantasmal poison frog to doom their victims to convulsive death, scientists believe.

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