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Rebates Encourage Businesses to Try Alternative Sources of Energy
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Sanford Nax, The Fresno Bee

With energy costs of $1.5 million per year, Pat Ricchiuti has a strong incentive to reduce the power bill at his business. So, the owner of P-R Farms is installing what is believed to be the largest, privately financed solar-energy system in the state at his packinghouse.

Group Sounds Alarm Over Trapped Dolphins
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press

From Southeast Asia to the Black Sea, fishing nets have become deathtraps for thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises -- species whose survival will be threatened unless fishing methods change, the World Wildlife Fund said Thursday.

River Cleanup Activists Count Their Blessings
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Sondra Wolfer, Daily News

Abandoned cars and tires and other assorted flotsam and jetsam were once all you could count on finding in the Bronx River. But starting at noon tomorrow, more than 100 scientists and volunteers will spend 24 hours counting great blue herons, snowy egrets, muskrats and flowering dogwoods along the river's banks.

Massachusetts Governor Declares Red Tide a Disaster
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday declared a state of emergency because of the red tide bloom off the coast of Massachusetts, a move that allows the state to seek federal disaster aid for the shellfish industry.

Policy Debate: Power Plants on Navajo Land
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today

In a region quickly becoming known as another "Cancer Alley," the Navajo Nation is gaining air emissions control over two power plants on tribal land. After years of litigation and negotiations, the power plants, in New Mexico and Arizona, have agreed to recognize the sovereignty of the Navajo Nation and its right to control air emissions.

Climate Changes Spur Plan for Alaska Village Move
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

With sea ice shrinking, permafrost thawing and sea storms becoming more frequent, residents of a remote Eskimo village in Alaska are preparing to move their entire community to more solid ground within four years, officials said Wednesday.

California Forest Cameras Snoop on Wildlife
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 30-acre patch of forest near Idyllwild has been outfitted with robotic cameras and other high-tech gadgets that spy on wildlife, trees and even roots as part of a pioneering effort by scientists to take nature's pulse.

Researchers Say New Deep Sea Rules Needed
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Nick Wadmans, Associated Press

Leaps in technology have made the darkest reaches of the sea much easier to explore, necessitating new rules to govern the precious resources of the deep, researchers said in a report.

ENN Weekly: June 6th - 10th
June 10, 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 6 - 10: Dolphins used tools, conservation and recreation interests clashed over water use, environmentalists decried the net impact of fishing on marine mammals, and more.

Goodbye to a Sea Giant
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Shannon McMahon, The San Diego Union-Tribune

It was a company that could weather the Great Depression, World War II and several recessions. But today's economy proved too difficult. After 76 years in operation, the country's largest kelp harvesting facility originally called the Kelp Co. and today a division of International Specialty Products -- is closing its plant in Barrio Logan.

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