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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.

Bank of America Receives 2005 Climate Champion Award
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Bank of America Corporation today announced that it received the 2005 Climate Champion award for advancing corporate solutions to global warming.

Herring are Depleted, but Not 'Endangered'
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Susan Gordon, The News Tribune

Federal officials say they don't have the authority to extend Endangered Species Act protection to a dramatically shrinking stock of herring, an important food source for Puget Sound salmon, marine mammals and sea birds.

Mexican Volcano Rumbles Back to Life
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

The Volcano of Fire has rumbled back to life with its strongest eruptions in 20 years, spewing lava and ash clouds that had some residents who remained in their homes Wednesday casting nervous glances at the peak.

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