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Paraguay Rejects Plan to Protect Untouched Tribe
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Daniela Desantis, Reuters

Paraguay's Congress rejected Thursday a proposal to protect the last Indian tribe in South America not in the Amazon region to have avoided contact with outsiders. Indian rights organizations warned that the nomadic Ayoreos are doomed to die or be run off their land by ranchers unless their territory is turned into a reserve.

On the U.S. Chesapeake, Asian Oyster Stirs Debate
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Andy Sullivan, Reuters

The oysters piled high in Rich Harding's boat are the best he's seen in years -- plump and healthy, with no signs of the diseases that have ravaged shellfish beds on the Chesapeake Bay.

Two U.S. Senators Block EPA Chief Nomination
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Two Democratic senators Thursday said they would block the nomination of Stephen Johnson to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency until the EPA cancels a program to test pesticide exposure of children in a Florida county.

Brazil's Soldiers Learn to Love the Jungle
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Angus McSwan, Reuters

A sign saying "The tears begin here" greets the young Brazilian soldiers as they clamber down from trucks and begin a march along a track in the Amazon jungle. Weighed down by two heavy packs, two rifles and tramping along in sweltering heat, several stumble and fall on the way.

Week in Review: April 4th - 8th
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

The long-controversial plan to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain has taken an interesting turn, with newly-discovered email evidence suggesting that scientists working on the project had planned to fabricate supporting data.

ENN Weekly: April 4th - 8th
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Carrie Schluter, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy themes of the week.

Visitors Warn about Ethanol Plant
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Carla McCann, The Janesville (WI) Gazette

MILTON, Wisconsin — JoAnn Czajka's life has changed since the ethanol plant started operating 24/7 within a short distance from her Monroe home.

Wholesale Grower Sees Family Business Blossom
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan C. Thomson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Patrick Bellrose grew up loving plants and gardening, hence his bachelor's degree in horticulture from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Thirty-six years later, he's struck by the irony of that.

Jay Leno To Own First Lithium Powered Car in US
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The inaugural "R-Car", Number 001, has found a new home with Tonight Show host and car aficionado Jay Leno.<

Farm Shares: Community Supported Agriculture
April 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Despite all of the information and resources for gardeners we'll be bringing you this month, there are people who may want the personal benefits as well as the earth-friendliness of food self-sufficiency, but who just don't have the time or the expertise required to run a successful garden or small farm.

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