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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.

Warm Water Temps May Be Harming Sockeye
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

As many as 200,000 sockeye salmon disappeared last year between the Ballard Locks and spawning grounds above Lake Washington. Scientists suspect rising water temperatures could be the culprit.

Wisconsin Power Plant Project Alarms Environmentalists
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliet Williams, Associated Press

Environmentalists and the state of Illinois are lining up against a proposal to construct a mammoth coal-burning power plant on the shores of Lake Michigan, warning it will pollute the air and water across the Midwest and set off a "coal rush" to build more such projects around the country.

IWC Urges Japan Not to Kill More Whales for Research
June 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Kelly Olsen, Associated Press

The International Whaling Commission urged Japan on Wednesday to drop plans to more than double the number of whales it hunts yearly for scientific research, saying the Japanese do not need to kill whales to study them.

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