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Endangered Species Act Rewrite Would Cut Critical Habitat Provisions
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Congress is considering proposed changes to the 32-year-old Endangered Species Act that would get the government out of the business of setting aside critical habitat for threatened plants and animals.

Campaign To Save Sea Turtles Takes Aim at Mexico City Market
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Environmental activists and government prosecutors on Tuesday took aim at Mexico City's most dangerous neighborhood in a controversial campaign to discourage the illegal consumption of sea-turtle eggs.

Survey Shows Voters Care about Environment, But Not Necessarily at the Ballot Box
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Margaret Lillard, Associated Press

A vast majority of voters favors stronger policies to protect the environment, but the issue still ranks low on their list of priorities, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Environmental Income Can Help Reduce Poverty
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation

(By Dr. David Suzuki) A common complaint I hear again and again is that environmental groups ignore the economy. "You can't take care of the environment unless you have a strong economy," is the standard refrain. This line is often used as a justification to pursue just about any development, regardless of its environmental impact. And it's often used as a club against those who seek to protect natural areas in the developing world, as though industries are simply seeking to better the lives of the poor in these areas, while environmental groups want to hold them back.

Dakota Beef Sponsors New Organic Resource Center
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Dakota Beef LLC today announced the unveiling of the Organic Resource Center.

Engineering Group Launches Efficiency-Awareness Program
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM -

The American Association of Energy Engineers has announced a trademarked program, Green Building Engineers, designed to help reduce energy use by 10% or more.

Brazilian Oil Company Announces Natural Gas Find in Gulf of Mexico
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Government-run oil company Petrobras on Tuesday announced a natural gas find at the first deep water rig operated by the company in the Gulf of Mexico.

Funeral Industry Takes Green Slant
September 21, 2005 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun

Environmentally friendly funerals featuring coffins made of cardboard from fast-growing trees and urns that decompose in the soil are becoming more popular.

On Bird-Flu Front Line, Vietnam Attacks the Virus
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Grant McCool, Reuters

Clutching squealing chickens or carrying them in straw baskets on the back of bicycles, scores of Vietnamese villagers dutifully deliver their home-bred poultry to be injected with bird flu vaccine.

U.S. Government Investigators Urge More Federal Involvement in Wind Farms
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press

A government report urged federal officials to be more active in weighing the impact of wind power windmill farms on the deaths of birds and bats, saying local and state regulators sometimes lack the necessary expertise.

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