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South African Farmers Trade Livestock for Wildlife
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Alexandra Zavis, Associated Press

Squinting into his binoculars, William Fowlds scans a vast, grassy plane where a busy dairy once stood. The cattle and sheep have given way to herds of grazing antelope. Out of a knot of thorny bushes, a family of elephants emerges.

Researchers Share Results of Massive Air Study
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Beverley Wang, Associated Press

NASA scientist Stephanie Vay spent last summer chasing bad air. Aboard a DC-8 loaded with instruments, she and other researchers trolled the sky for 10 hours a day, measuring the atmosphere. During six weeks, the plane, based out of Portsmouth's Pease Airport, covered every U.S. state east of the Mississippi.

ENN Weekly: August 8th - 12th
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors, ENN

ENN's editors summarize the most compelling environmental and sustainable economy stories of the week. In the news August 8th - 12th: Roundup leaves tadpoles belly up, Malaysia is lost in a haze, Australia sets its sights on test-tube sharks, Bush touts his new energy bill, and much more.

Seiko Epson Printer Given Energy Conservation Award in China
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Seiko Epson Corp. said Thursday its LQ-590K serial impact dot matrix printer has become the first printer made outside China to receive energy conservation accreditation from the Chinese government.

Global Warming May Take Economic Toll
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Sarah Edmonds, Reuters

The White House's refusal to consider government caps on greenhouse gas emissions may save the U.S. economy short-term pain, but experts warn unchecked global heat could exact a heavy long-run toll.

IC Interconnect Wafer Bumping Services Are Environmentally Friendly with Lead-Free Solder
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

IC Interconnect, a wafer bumping service company, announces its lead-free bumping capabilities, available now as a standard service offering.

Ranking of Top Corporate Air Polluters: Toxic 100 Index
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts (PERI) announced that their ranking of top corporate air polluters will now be called the Toxic 100.

EPA Issues Annual Fuel Mileage Booklet
August 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

The EPA has issued its annual fuel mileage guide with complete ratings for the 2005 car model year.

Tank Overheats at Oil Refinery in U.S. Virgin Islands
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Officials evacuated several workers at an oil refinery Wednesday after a tank holding a mixture of crude oil and water overheated, producing a large vapor cloud.

Scientists Crack DNA Code of Rice
August 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press

An international team of scientists has deciphered the genetic code of rice, an advance that should speed improvements in a crop that feeds more than half the world's population.

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