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.
India 'Boom' an Environmental Disaster, Author Says
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters
India's economic boom is causing unsustainable environmental damage and is blinding people to the misery of hundreds of millions of poor, prize-winning author and activist Arundhati Roy said.
Ethanol's Sweet Allure
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Landers, The Dallas Morning News
A blizzard of crushed husks stings the eyes. A sickly-sweet smell of fermenting alcohol assaults the nose. It's harvest time, and the busy Sao Martinho sugar mill is grinding out energy independence. Next year, Brazil expects to say goodbye to oil imports. Sugar cane is a big reason why.
Terruride Bluegrass Festival to Feature Renewable, Corn-Based Serviceware
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN
Despite anticipated record crowds at the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, fans will leave behind significantly less refuse than other events, thanks to an innovative approach to waste reduction that includes the use of corn-based plastic bottles, cups and plates.
Yamaha Motor Company Subsidizes Eco-Commuting
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com
Yamaha Motor Co., the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, has introduced an eco-commute program for its employees.