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Ex-Lobbyist Leaves White House Environmental Job
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A senior official at the White House Council on Environmental Quality has resigned, days after a newspaper reported he changed some government reports to downplay links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

Indians Near Jungle Highway Fear Pavement Will Destroy Their Way of Life
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Alan Clendenning, Associated Press

By the slow-moving Tapajos River, monkeys murmur in the forest and Munduruku Indians with bows and arrows tiptoe along the riverbank, hunting turtles. Two boys fish for the family lunch, not even bothering with bait. To attract the piranha, they simply bang on the side of their boat.

Senate Moving Toward Adding Climate Provisions to Energy Bill
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

Despite opposition from the White House, a growing number of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate want to address global warming, including limits on heat-trapping emissions, as part of the country's broad energy policy.

Who Owns the Earth?
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Steven J. Moss, San Francisco Community Power

(By Steven J. Moss) The first time it happened I was on a rafting trip with my wife, Debbie. “What’s this,” she asked, holding a glass bottle she’d picked out of the rocks. I took it from her, and my heart beat a little faster. It was an antique liquor bottle stamped with the date “1856,” a prized artifact from the Old West. “Let me see that,” said our guide, who, because of his age and river wisdom, we’d nicknamed “Old Man River.” “I’ve been rafting this river twenty years and I’ve never seen an intact bottle like this. Must’ve been dislodged by the rains.” He took it from me. “Best to leave it here at the river where other people can come across it,” he said, as he squatted down and wedged it between the rocks.

Hong Kong Disneyland to Tell Customers about Environmental Harm of Shark Fin Soup
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Helen Luk, Associated Press

Customers who want shark fin soup served at their banquets at Hong Kong Disneyland will be told about the harm done by the industry that supplies the fins, a Disney spokeswoman said Friday.

U.S. Microbics Ventures into Mexico, Will Provide Spanish Website
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Robert Brehm, CEO of environmental products and services company U.S. Microbics, Inc., announced that the company will soon be offering much of its product and service information on its website and printed material in both English and Spanish as it continues it effort to develop business in Mexico.

Snowmaking Upheld; Court Fight Next for Arizona Snowbowl
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Cyndy Cole, The Arizona Daily Sun

Arizona Snowbowl's plan to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks with reclaimed wastewater got another green light Thursday. But Native American tribes and environmental groups are likely now to take the fight to federal court.

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.

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