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Myanmar Forest Officials Receive U.S. Prize for Environmental and Wildlife Conservation
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A U.S. environmental group has honored two Myanmar forest officials for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and wildlife, state-run media reported Saturday.

Senegal Mulls 'Green Wall' to Stop Desert Advance
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Silvia Aloisi, Reuters

Senegal is pushing to plant a "Great Green Wall" of trees stretching for nearly 7,000 km (4,375 miles), from Dakar to Djibouti, to stop the relentless advance of the Sahara desert.

Michigan Court Rules that Public Has Right to Walk along Great Lakes Beaches
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

People can stroll along Michigan's 3,200 miles of Great Lakes beaches whether lakefront property owners like it or not, the state Supreme Court ruled. The decision overturned an appeals court ruling that the state owns that land -- but that owners of adjacent property have exclusive use of it and can kick others out.

Time to Tackle the Pirates -- A Guest Commentary
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. Claude Martin, WWF International

The skull-and-cross-bone flags may be gone, but pirates are still sailing the oceans -- and still plundering as they go. The loot these days is not gold and jewels, but fish. And by unwittingly buying these illegally obtained spoils, you and I are helping drive fish populations to extinction.

Africanized Honeybees Found in Louisiana
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Nearly 30 years after a TV movie showed the Superdome saving New Orleans from "killer bees," Louisiana has joined other southern-tier states with confirmed sightings of the aggressive insects.

Warming Making Hurricanes Stronger, Study Says
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

Is global warming making hurricanes more ferocious? New research suggests the answer is yes. Scientists call the findings both surprising and "alarming" because they suggest global warming is influencing storms now -- rather than in the distant future.

Energy Bill a Disappointment, and Opportunity, for Wind, Solar and Biofuel Boosters
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Brad Foss, Associated Press

America's fledgling renewable energy industry won't be significantly transformed by the energy bill Congress passed Friday. To the disappointment of environmentalists and those with a financial stake in alternatives to fossil fuels, most of the $14.5 billion in tax breaks will help producers and users of oil, natural gas and coal.

Environmental News Network Launches ENN Expo
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Environmental News Network announced today the launch of its latest interactive feature, ENN Expo.

Toyota-GM Talks on Fuel Cell Venture Stalled
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

Talks between Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a joint venture to develop fuel cell cars have stalled as the rivals are nervous about sharing state-of-the-art technologies, informed sources said Saturday.

Feds Subpoena Home Depot Records in Hazardous Waste Probe
August 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have issued a grand jury subpoena to The Home Depot Inc. seeking documents and information relating to the company's handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.

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