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High Court Rules Farmers Can Sue Dow, Pesticide Makers for Crop Destruction
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Hope Yen, Associated Press

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 29 peanut farmers in Texas can proceed with their lawsuit against Dow Agrosciences after the chemical giant's weed killer unexpectedly destroyed their crops.

Right-Wingers Running Full Court Press -- An ENN Commentary
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Buck Parker, Earthjustice

The federal judiciary has the unfortunate distinction of being the target de jour of far-right extremists in Congress. While the impetus for Tom DeLay and John Cornyn’s recent spat of inflammatory proclamations against federal judges was seemingly unrelated to environmental protection, their comments reflect a larger scheme to reshape federal courts with disastrous consequences for our nation’s natural heritage.

Zoo Reverses Vasectomy on Bush Dog
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Cheryl Wittenauer, Associated Press

Three yapping, cuddly South American bush dog pups at the Saint Louis Zoo are making fertility history among wild canids, with implications for the rest of the animal world.

Republicans Plan Vote to Overcome Democrat's Block on EPA Nominee
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Senate Republicans will try this week to overcome a Democratic senator's block on President Bush's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Republicans on Wednesday set up a confrontation over the hold on Stephen Johnson's nomination imposed by Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del.

Bush Touts Technology to Solve Energy Problems, Admits Being Powerless to Curb Prices
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

President Bush is not immune to being pestered about high energy costs -- even during lunch with a group of soldiers in Texas. "Why don't you lower gasoline prices, Mr. President?" one of them asked the other day. "I wish I could. If I could, I would," Bush replied.

Ivory Billed Woodpecker, Feared Extinct, Isn't
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

The ivory-billed woodpecker, long feared extinct, has been seen in a remote part of Arkansas 60 years after the last confirmed U.S. sighting, ornithologists said Thursday.

Air Pollution Lower, Still a Threat, Report Says
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Ryan Pearson, Associated Press

Fewer Americans have had to breathe unhealthy levels of smog or microscopic soot in recent years, but air pollution remained a threat in counties where more than half the nation lives, the American Lung Association said in an annual report Thursday.

Standing Room Only at New Australian Cemetery
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

It will be standing room only for those being buried at a new Australian cemetery that aims to provide cheap, environmentally friendly burials.

Right-Wingers Running Full Court Press
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Buck Parker, Earthjustice

(By Buck Parker) The federal judiciary has the unfortunate distinction of being the target de jour of far-right extremists in Congress. While the impetus for Tom DeLay and John Cornyn’s recent spat of inflammatory proclamations against federal judges was seemingly unrelated to environmental protection, their comments reflect a larger scheme to reshape federal courts with disastrous consequences for our nation’s natural heritage.

New Environment-Friendly Technology Developed
April 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International

The painting industry was regarded during the bubble economy as a typical example of a dirty and dangerous industry and treated as a nuisance to the environment. But painting artisans' skills developed in the city of Higashi-Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, are going to bear fruit as new environmentally friendly technologies.

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